I've been blogging an assortment of rants, reflections and randomness since 2001.

I studied urban ministry at Hesston College and received a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. My work in establishing missional communities has been profiled in books such as Jim and Casper Go To ChurchStreet CrossersEmerging Churches and Emerging Worship.

I served on the staff of a church plant in San Diego before my wife Brooke and I partnered with others to start missional communitiesChristian communities that exist for those who cannot, or will not, participate in a traditional church. After starting several communities, serving on the staff of two churches and consulting several others as they started new faith communities in Southern California, our family moved to Washington, DC where I served the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. We became members of the Episcopal Church during our time in DC.

We now live in Houston where I work for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas helping others start new Christian communities and teach mission theory and practice at General Theological Seminary, Iona Center at Seminary of the Southwest and Iona School for Ministry. I also host the podcast A New Thing and co-hosted The Shape of A New Thing to Come

My wife and I are high school sweethearts with three amazing kids. I love a good record, a good book and a good cup of coffee. Chips and salsa are my kryptonite.

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