June 11, 2017

Before Damascus

Paul looked up from his tent, eyebrows waxed with sweat, and saw the midday sun. It haloed the sky, and beneath it, all of Tarsus shuffled […]
March 11, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Millennial

i can sleep until nine and that is my victory: captive only to the down. tho i still up and charge to the cabinets for craft coffee, routing tired teas and capsizing kombucha, […]
March 4, 2017

Spiritual Collapse

January 19, 2016

Paul’s Letter to the Self-Assure

Brothers and Sisters, I write as Paul, and as Paul, minister to Christ, and in Christ, apostle of God and ever servant to you, my brothers and […]
December 13, 2015


Every year, like a precipice at which I perch, peering down the swampy stairs with rugrats churning up the inappropriate hours: and the only banister, my coffee, black— —or […]
December 11, 2015

How To Be An Atheist (Or, What I’ve Learned from Faith)

Let’s start with an uncomfortable premise: Believing begins in doubting. # Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of working with the “movers […]
September 7, 2015

Why I Should Care About Refugees (Or How I Relearned the Christian Imperative)

The problem of ignorance Most weekday mornings, I spend upwards of five hours on buses. It gets old, I confess, but it also affords me the […]
June 27, 2015


But there the colors, there the flag: there the hundred-thousand fears teared dry, hushed, as at the bridge of Selma and the river Kwai— as if […]
June 20, 2015

The Bus Boy

The bus stop is down an asphalt road, past the boxy apartments with green lights and weeds, about a mile away. I walk there early in […]