First Time Here?

Thanks for stopping by. It really means a lot.

I’m a husband, father, pastor, writer and general cultural connoisseur. Here I write at the intersection of theology, culture, leadership and community. Written by a millennial, for millennials in the church and in the culture seeking out what it means to live out our faith in this beautiful, chaotic world.  This grand stage, as John Calvin calls it, where humanity lives out their lives.

I love writing and exploring how the lens of the Gospel allows us to see culture for what it is: worldviews created by image bearers of God.  We were created, as C.S. Lewis says: “To please God…to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness”, and I believe every person, every aspect of culture is in some way, a pursuit of this reality.  To satisfy that soul-desire to be fully known and fully loved by their Creator.

I find intrinsic value in the Arts as well, and their ability to speak to the very core of human longing, so I love to dive into the meanings behind film searching for world views that are put on display.

Thanks for dropping by. Drop a comment, I’d love to connect with you.

“We pine.  The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret.  The promise of glory…becomes highly relevant to our deep desire. For glory means good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgment, and welcome into the heart of things.  The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” –

C.S. Lewis 
The Weight of Glory

“This world is beautiful but badly broken.  St. Paul said that it groans, but I love it even in its groaning  I love this round stage where we act out the tragedies and the comedies of history.  I love it with all its villains and petty liars and self-righteous pompers. I love the ants and the laughter of wide-eyed children encountering their first butterfly.  I love it as it is, because it is a story, and it isn’t stuck in one place.  It is full of conflict and darkness like every good story. And like every good story, there will be an ending.  I love the world as it is, because I love what it will be.”  

– N.D. Wilson
Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl

“The posts on this site are my personal opinion and are not read or approved by The Summit Church before they are posted. Opinions, conclusions, and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of The Summit Church.”

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One thought on “First Time Here?

  1. Wow! When I read your “About” page, I thought maybe I knew you because of different circles you’re in, and then when you mentioned Summit Church, it hit me: I rent a house from Andrew Hopper.

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