Lessons from the Book of Amos February 14, 2021
Excerpt from a message I shared at Union Church on Feb 14, 2021. We recapped the book of Amos and looked at three takeaways.
A Prayer For The Community February 11, 2021
A prayer for our Union Church community, here in Seattle; reflecting on the year so far, Black History Month, and more…
Future Church (Pod) January 26, 2021
I started a podcast with a good friend of mine, that explores the future of the church in North America. Here’s why I started it and how you can listen.
Theology + Mission January 21, 2021
Reflections on theology and mission, how they are inter-connected, necessary, and inform the other. One isn’t complete without a strong emphasis on the other.
Reading Through Amos January 17, 2021
What does the message and context of Amos (book), reveal to us as 21st century American Christians here in Seattle? Here is framing to help with a deeper reading of the text.
Lessons I’m Taking With Me Into 2021 December 30, 2020
Here are 5 lessons I’m taking with me into a brand new year, that help me think deeper and wider, push out further, and relate better.
Books I Read In 2020 December 19, 2020
2020 has been a wild year. Reading was one of the ways I got through it. Here are all the books I read in 2020.
A Christian Perspective Around our Ecological and Climate Crisis December 14, 2020
How might Jesus-followers respond to an ongoing ecological and climate crisis? What got us here, and how might we reclaim a renewed ecological sensitivity?
Reflecting on Biblical Justice During Advent December 3, 2020
What does ‘justice’ mean in light of Advent? What does the Bible have to say about it, and what are the implications for us as we follow Jesus?
Jesus, Only Jesus October 19, 2020
This was a talk I shared at Union Church on Oct 18, 2020, continuing our series through the Gospel of Matthew. In this message I focused in on Matthew 17:1-8.
Exorcism, Liberation and a Third Way July 5, 2020
This was a talk I shared at Union Church on Jul 5, 2020, continuing our series through the Gospel of Matthew. In this message I focused in on Matthew 8:28-34.
Storytelling and product development June 18, 2020
Storytelling is a crucial part of any product marketing strategy. Why does it matter and what are initial steps to consider when crafting that story?
This is a moment… June 6, 2020
The unholy union of Christianity and white supremacy have gone on for the last 500 years…
knowing + learning + doing May 3, 2020
“Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.”
Reflecting on stories April 24, 2020
“You’re never going to kill storytelling because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.”
– Margaret Atwood
Covid-19 in America’s Coronavirus Capital… A Guide March 16, 2020
There are a variety of problematic voices and opinions on Covid-19. Here are the places I turn to for the most up-to-date information…
This Was My Path into Product Marketing February 17, 2020
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
– Henry Ford
Lessons on story-telling February 10, 2020
“Revel in being discarded, or having all your energies exhausted in vain; only those who have endured hardship will be of use. Samurai who have never erred before will never have what it takes.”
Water… February 2, 2020
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
― Bruce Lee
Words are Hard January 27, 2020
“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.” (Ignatius)
A New Purity & Vision January 19, 2020
This was a talk I shared at Union Church on Jan 5, 2020, continuing our series on the Beatitudes.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8 NRSV)
Books I Read In 2019 December 29, 2019
One of my goals at the beginning of 2019 was to read a book a month… I’m ending the year having read thirteen.
The experience was transformative, life-giving, and incredibly helpful for my personal and professional life. It reminded me how much I don’t know, and how important it is to always be learning.
It’s something I plan on doing again in 2020… maybe two a month this time 🙂
Product Marketing @ Tempered November 21, 2019
The Internet is a lot of things for a lot of people. It has revolutionized every aspect of modern life.…
Life Transitions November 9, 2019
Serendipitous. That’s how I would describe the last few years I’ve spent at Zipwhip. Before I joined I knew nothing…
Hug ‘Em & Hold ‘Em October 13, 2019
This was a talk I shared at Union Church on the apostle John and his message to the churches of…
WeWork & Counterfeit Capitalism September 27, 2019
Incredibly insightful post by Matt Stoller on WeWork’s toxic culture and dysfunctional leadership: “All of this, the faux philanthropy, the strange management choices, the…
The Role of Product Marketing September 25, 2019
“The role of Product Marketer is a reflection of the role of the product in a company and the complexity…
Five Ways To Own Your Story December 25, 2018
The new year is just around the corner. Whether it’s your professional or personal life, here are 5 ways to…
The Church Of The Future May 11, 2017
Looking forward, requires a hard look at what got us here, a wider awareness of our world, a radical commitment to disciple-making, and a new neighborliness
Stay Hungry, Stay Humble March 19, 2017
With any decision I make, or any situation I’m a part of, these are some uncomfortable truths I live by.…
New Adventures, New Perspectives February 17, 2017
Maybe you’re like me, and you don’t take risks all that often. Maybe when you do, you spend a lot…
Five Ways To Push Past The Status Quo February 16, 2017
In your workplace, family, or friendships, it’s easy to get in the rut of status quo. Maybe something’s been done…
Jesus and Politics (and the 2016 presidential election) November 7, 2016
Tomorrow is the big day. The final votes will be cast and we will find out who our next president…
Reflecting On The 2016 Election Season March 12, 2016
Every four years it feels like people lose their minds over the presidential election. It’s as if the collective psyche…
You’ve Never Done This Before February 27, 2016
I have this embarrassing fear of heights. My earliest memory of this was a swimming class, where I was one…
Five Ways To Keep Growing December 31, 2015
Every leader wants to be a great, but few are willing to do what’s necessary to grow. Most leaders are…
Lessons on Leadership October 13, 2015
As a campus youth pastor at a multi-site church, I get to interact with mulitiple teams and many kinds of…
Lessons on Discipleship April 27, 2015
As a youth pastor, discipleship is one of the most important aspects of ministry. In the process of pastoring students,…
Divine December 19, 2014
Embracing God’s Story All Around Us I remember the first time it hit me; a moment of otherworldly grandeur intersecting…
These Things Matter In Life, Ministry & Relationships December 9, 2014
As a youth pastor, father and husband, and even more importantly as a Jesus-follower, there are things that will stand…
Rewrite Your Story, One Chapter At A Time September 13, 2014
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s all you’ve ever known, and you’ve always done it this way.…
On Racism & Other Indifferences May 8, 2014
It’s easy to ignore what we’re not familiar with. We maintain comfortable indifferences to what we don’t understand or can’t…
Things I’ve Learned In Ministry February 12, 2014
Here are some of the things I’ve learned as a youth pastor over these last eight and a half months.…
Not A Thought In The World December 28, 2013
I walked into an interesting store the other night. It was a like an upscale REI for the harshest of…
A Miracle In My Arms December 7, 2013
There is something otherworldly and sacred about it. Those first moments with your little baby. There is nothing like it.…
Me & Now December 5, 2013
I remember a conversation I had with my wife, before she became my wife. Kaeli and I were attending Portland…
Perspective June 26, 2013
Changing What We Focus On When you look backwards you always see the path that brought you to your destination.…