2022 Books Review

It's that time of year - W2s and 1098s are filling folks' mailboxes. I figure if employers have until the end of January to square their records for the previous year, it isn't all bad if I am just now getting to my book reviews for 2022. Inspired by my sister Emily, who makes annual … Continue reading 2022 Books Review

Good Folks Club Album “Liner Notes”

Good Folks Club is an album of processing, not an album of clear understanding. Much has been shaken and sifted in my own faith journey over the past three years, and these three songs stem from that. At the same time, there is an arc to the story - from the angst of the title track to the more reflective “You Loved Me Before” to the joyful surrender of “Poor in Spirit,” the listener can trace the trajectory towards a healthier, more rooted-in-Christ place.

Step Off the Elevator is Here! Listen Now: Apple Music/iTunes YouTube Music YouTube Spotify Deezer Amazon One of the bright spots resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the explosion of creative activity it has sparked. Through this bizarre season, my interest in creating music through purely electronic means skyrocketed, going from being in the same vicinity as conducting at the … Continue reading Step Off the Elevator is Here!

Step Off The Elevator: New EP Coming Soon!

I'm happy to announce that a fun little project will soon be ready to release into the wild and woolly world of the internet! I've been taking some time recently to polish up a few electronic music tracks. Stay tuned for the release of Step Off the Elevator in the coming weeks, and for an … Continue reading Step Off The Elevator: New EP Coming Soon!

Seeking & Expectations

I've been looking for this folder for weeks. When I came to stay with my parents while recovering from surgery, I didn't bring much, and my room is pretty uncluttered. And yet this rather large folder has seemingly vanished. As I took another stab at looking for it again this morning, it occurred to me … Continue reading Seeking & Expectations

On Social Justice, Sparked by John MacArthur

This post began as a YouTube comment on a video from November 2, 2018, which I saw recently when it appeared on my newsfeed (embedded below). It morphed from just a response to this particular video into a more broad look at the concept of "social justice." The conversation around social justice is complex, … Continue reading On Social Justice, Sparked by John MacArthur

Loving Often Looks a Lot Like Listening

I spent the summer of 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, sharing a one-bedroom apartment with four other guys. We were there as interns with Love Thy Neighborhood, a non-profit that is doing some incredible things in that city. One of their key principles for living in community, especially the three-bunk-beds-in-one-small-room sort of community, was this: If … Continue reading Loving Often Looks a Lot Like Listening

I Didn’t Give You an “L”

Thursday night I was alternately gabbing and pre-grieving as I got ready to leave my parents' place and head back to Baltimore. I had been in Lancaster county for six weeks due to a set of very peculiar circumstances, which are unsurprisingly common during a pandemic, it seems. I was thankful for this unexpected time … Continue reading I Didn’t Give You an “L”

All America is Pro-Life Right Now

Our country, and our world, is in an unprecedented state of shutdown. Over 16 million Americans have lost their jobs, and it would not be surprising if that number continued to rise. Our educators are working extremely hard to transition to remote teaching, finding new ways to engage and teach their students. As a society, … Continue reading All America is Pro-Life Right Now