community, spiritual life

Is there a faith/church balance?

Readers interested in balancing individual faith and church accountability may enjoy this shortened version of a news feature I did for It focuses on one young man's regional fight to bring a global pattern of sexual abuse within one church into the light and toward an end. Just going to the grocery store can… Continue reading Is there a faith/church balance?

spiritual life, writing

Life 101: 4 lessons from the news

“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” Arthur Miller, American playwright Watching the news in the last few weeks has been sobering. No matter how you look at it, America and, indeed, the world are not in their finest hour. As writing news is what I do for a living, however,… Continue reading Life 101: 4 lessons from the news

community, spiritual life

SEO, Patagonia & dogs

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Theodore Parker, American transcendentalist, abolitionist A bit of internal research revealed an amusing trend at Outside magazine. Staffers report they have found headline keywords associated with stories that go viral on the internet. Among them, "Patagonia" (the outerwear company) and "dog" were… Continue reading SEO, Patagonia & dogs