When everything you know and hold sacred dissolves, something far more beautiful remains.… Read More Why I Left the Fold
I was raised in a fundamentalist evangelical church. I was raised to be terrified of the world outside that church. I would eventually leave that church anyway, and — after some worrisome wilderness-wandering — leave all forms of fundamentalism behind with it.… Read More What is the Agnostic Gospel?
Almost no Kazakh knows of Nashville; almost no Nashvillian knows of Oskemen. Wherever we are is whatever we know. Orientation is everything.… Read More Meditation on a Flight to Oskemen
Believe in your voice. Pursue your art. Serve love.… Read More My Great Awakening
God’s story has ended, and everything that I could ever need to know has already been perfectly captured in his Word. That comfort, however, comes at the cost of a more patient theology… and, perhaps, distorts the Word itself.… Read More Writing the Undying Word
Being an agnostic (and a skeptic, and a centrist), I’m often accused of fence-sitting or playing the field. “Because you are lukewarm,” as the writer of Revelations puts it, “I will spit you out of my mouth”. To be honest, it’s a fair concern. Walking the line I’m walking is a very narrow path, and… Read More A Brief Statement on Charlottesville
I have never once questioned my lungs, or deemed their breathing to be futile – but I declare myself inadequate every day. … Read More In All Creation
How should one proceed, if their actions simultaneously bring both healing and harm?… Read More To Speak, or Not to Speak?