Pursuing reasonableness, thoughtfulness, & faithfulness. Dabbling in optimism and grace. Seeking the most excellent way.

I co-pastor The Dwelling Church alongside my wife, Kristin. We currently meet in our home and it’s the most life giving faith community I’ve ever belonged to. I work full time at the Mental Health Association. I’m father to Maggie, Judah, & Lea and our 3 dogs.

I am blogging because I need to do better. I need to be more reasonable. I need to be more thoughtful. I need to be more faithful. Putting my thoughts down in writing helps me to ensure I am doing all of the above. I am hoping to encourage others to be reasonable, thoughtful, and faithful in their journeys as well, even when we don’t agree.

I’m naturally a skeptic and cynic, but I long to be optimistic and gracious. I’m trying. Some times I try harder than other times.

I should add that the views expressed here are solely mine. I admit that I can be and have been wrong at least once or twice before. I welcome dialogue, dissent, and discussion as long as we can do it with mutual respect. We can make each other better.

I’ve previously contributed at Huffington Post and online parenting magazine Red Tricycle.