I am senior editor of The Living Church, and by God’s grace I have experienced the Church through its different streams.
During my childhood, my family attended St. Luke’s Church in Baton Rouge. There I learned a reverence for God in several years of serving as an acolyte.
Through the charismatic renewal of the 1970s, the Lord brought the gospel alive in our family. During my college years, I came to understand myself as an evangelical through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
I have covered religion for the Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge, edited a magazine for Compassion International, joined the church’s vigorous discussions of morality and theology through Episcopalians United, worked as an associate editor of Christianity Today, and joined the staff of The Living Church. My one book, written at the urging of my late friend Phyllis Tickle, is Tithing: Test Me in This (Thomas Nelson, 2010).
My work has appeared in the collections Changing Boundaries: The Best Religion News Writing (Seabury, 2005) and Classical Techniques, Contemporary Arguments (Longman, 2006). My wife, Monica, and I attend St. Matthew’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
This is the appointed time for all God’s children to work for the common goal of renewing the earth as a hospitable abode for the flourishing of all life. We are called to speak and act on behalf of God’s good creation.
“We are wholeheartedly committed to the unity of Anglican Communion and recognize the importance of the historic See of Canterbury. Sadly, however, the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Unity have become dysfunctional and no longer have the ecclesial and moral authority to hold the Communion together.”
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: “Two things have haunted me since 9/11. The first is the pain, the grief, the lives lost and families devastated, the sheer barbaric ingenuity of evil. ... The second is our failure to understand what Osama bin Laden was saying about the West.”