Officially… A spiritual director, bigender person, and quasi-hermit, I write and speak about ancient spirituality and the unexpected ways it collides with postmodern life. This includes a book (Why Can’t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart, published by SkyLight Paths), and personal essays in Catapult, Tiferet Journal, Evolve, Amethyst Review, and Sufi Journal, among other places. I’ve also presented at a range of conferences, including Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Personally… My home is in the Christian tradition, though I drink deeply from Zen as well. In the grand scheme of LGBTQ+, I am Q, specifically bigender. Since a life crisis in 1993, the divine nudge has moved me away from a successful career in marketing and toward the place I inhabit today, where I write intense personal essays (like this one and this one), live with my beloved wife and animals, serve as spiritual director to the occasional seeker, and daily sit in a Presence who never fails to surprise me.