Between The City and The Land

Between The City and The Land

Concrete and semi-trucks are the connection between most cities and farms. It is a  relationship is mediated by processing plants and grocery stores. Even the most food sensitive among us are disconnected from the land and its tenants. There has been a recent...
A Five Minute Homily For Children

A Five Minute Homily For Children

In the 2017 – 2018 academic school year, I gave a homily to K – 6th grade students at The Academy of Classical Christian studies in Oklahoma City. Here’s what I said. Pray Without Ceasing It wasn’t too long ago I stood up here and said something...
Holy Week Homily

Holy Week Homily

I was asked to give a 5 minute homily at my school this week. A little backstory: A forest fire broke out behind our building in the last two weeks, and the flames came within inches of the building. Here’s the homily: There was a woman who went to my church...
Against Political Sloth

Against Political Sloth

If someone were to ask me what I believe politically I might tell them to listen to this song. Here are the lyrics:Don’t teach me about politics and governmentJust tell me who to vote forDon’t teach me about truth and beautyJust label my musicDon’t...
Leaving California

Leaving California

California has graciously hosted me for 6 years. I showed up in 2011 and now it’s 2017. It feels strange and impersonal to leave. The communities that I’ve been connected to, received love from, that listened – they’ll all continue on....