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As a storyteller/satirist, I critique the intersection of faith, politics and global culture. Also, I continue to pursue my passion for travel by penning reflective pieces on spiritual/historical travel, as well as destination pieces and reviews of travel gear. In addition, I cover craft food & beverages and cannabis with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. My seven books include "Roger Williams' Little Book of Virtues," "Jesus Died for This?" and "Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church" (Publishers Weekly starred review). Currently, I am working on two books. The first one titled "War of the Game" is a reselling of my late grandfather's experiences coaching football in the Pacific during WWII. The second tentatively titled "Secular Church" explores the rise of secular communities that function similarly to institutional churches in terms of community building and social outreach.

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02/07/2017

Cutting the Cords of Toxic Relationships in a Trump Era

In my piece for @GrokNation (http://groknation.com/faith/cutting-cord/), I focus on the need to cut cords from relationships with those who exhibit...
01/21/2017

The DeVos Dilemma Facing US Evangelicals

In Rodin's sculpture Jean de Fiennes, the youngest subject in his Burghers of Calais, the artist depicts the universal tension between going forwar...
11/25/2016

Fighting for Liberty of Conscience in a Trumped up World

A brief overview of Roger Williams' advocacy of the separation of church and state in light of Betsy DeVos' appointment as Education Secretary by T...
11/09/2016

Seeing Germany's "Christian" past as a reflection into the future

At Luther House (Eisenach, Germany) Luther's anti-Semitic pamphlets are on display in a room as a testament to the dark side of the Reformation. A ...
11/08/2016

What can the US learn from the Berlin Wall?

From the anti-Trump graffiti to the painting "Oh God help me survive this deadly love" depicting the infamous photo of Brezhnev kissing Honecker, i...
11/07/2016

Do images from Berlin's past point to America's possible future?

Three images from Berlin, November 2016 bear an eerie resemblance to Americana a la Trump. An ad for TicTacs featuring Homer Simpson now stands at ...
11/01/2016

Signs of Hope at the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Interview with Robert Darden/Black Gospel Music Restoration Project regarding this venture he spearheaded which is now featured in the Smithsonian'...
10/27/2016

Capturing multicultural expressions of craft and community in Portland

A few snapshots of grassroots community building that offer a hopeful counter narrative to the Trumping of America. Rev. Karen Ward/Portland Abbey ...
10/27/2016

Post-Election Healing with Meditative Archery

Those seeking a body/mind cleanse on November 9th might want to check out Angie Fadel's work with "Spiritual Direction & Soul Care." She seeks to c...
10/21/2016

"The Pearl" illuminates trans lives

The Pearl, a documentary that will be screened at the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers' Festival (Nov. 10-15, 2016), should be required viewing for Christ...
10/14/2016

Progressive Spirit Podcast: Secular Church

In this podcast, I discuss the demise of the Christian Industrial Complex and the rise of nones, a group that has been ignored during the 2016 elec...
10/13/2016

The Church Throws Women Under the Bus

Why do evangelical and progressive pastors/author/speakers point out the specks in Trump's eyes yet ignore their own misogynistic logs? These Chris...
10/11/2016

Finding message of 2016 election via Andy Warhol

During the press preview for the Portland Art Museum's exhibit, "Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Fou...
10/04/2016

Atheist Pastor Deemed Unsuitable for Ministry

Reflections on United Church of Canada's decision regarding atheist minister Gretta Vosper
09/28/2016