Officially… A spiritual director 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, or gender nonbinary. 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 the presence of a God who never fails to surprise me.