WORDS

I love to write and speak on the topics I care about (which is a lot!), from traveling the globe to nourishing my neighborhood church. Please contact me the next time you need someone to think way too hard and feel way too deeply about your next writing, editing, or speaking need.

WRITINGS

Below are a few samples of my writing, from blogs to ministry websites to print publications:

 

A New Kind of Household. An article for Mutuality Magazine on making peace with the Apostle Paul and his household codes in Colossians 3.

Baking the Body: How to Make Homemade Communion Bread for your Church. A reflection and recipe for Anglican Compass on communion bread baking with children.

The Gospel is Beautiful. We can't separate the beauty of God from the pain of the cross, and that is very good news.

Confessions of a Chronic Latecomer. I'm late to church every single week, and no amount of guilt-tripping is going to change my ways. But something else might.

Surprises in Cambodia. A travel blog from Cambodia on the beauty of the Khmer language, the pain of immigrants worldwide, and the hope of the gospel.

Spiritual Disciplines: Inviting Jesus In. A short piece for Laity Lodge on simple ways to incorporate contemplative spirituality into daily life with small children.
 

Stars. Advent reflection on the significance of stars biblically, scientifically, and personally.

International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs (with Knox Thames and Chris Seiple). The definitive textbook on the subject, praised by Madeleine Albright and other experts. And yes, I still geek out that Madeleine Albright blurbed my book!
 

A Lost Boy Tells Sudan's Story. A review of Dave Eggers' novel What is the What with personal reflections from my travels in Sudan. From The Review of Faith and International Affairs.
 

Vietnam Travel Blog. A travel series reflecting on Vietnamese history and society, cross-cultural differences, and faith complexities. This series informed the May 2007 Christianity Today cover story. ​

SERMONS