Baptism by Fire, my 1998 conversion memoir, takes on new life as lifelong Lutherans seek to hear the voice of the outsider.
How do we help bring the church back to life? We resurrect the Priesthood of All Believers!
Here, as a Guest Speaker, I get to connect the dots from “broken communities” to my thesis work on Sin aka “man turned in on himself.”
Sharing my story as told in and through Lutheran Schools for Lutheran School Week in Indianapolis. Thanks to Pastor John Sattler for making it happen!
As part of my work for LINC Los Angeles, I help forge partnerships between a diverse range of artists and ministries in the city. Here, I kick off Labor of Love, a concert created to address the harsh reality that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.
After receiving my MA in Theology from Concordia University, Irvine, I started a company called icktank with classmate and now, dear friend and partner, Leann Luchinger. You can also see some of the men at the church that I am now a member of: HOPE L.A.
I created this 1 1/2 minute video to set the tone for a talk called To Make a New People His Church. It will no doubt ring true for any member of a Lutheran church today.