Category Archives: Culture

Father Factor: A Book I Have An Essay In

Father FactorI wrote an essay about my shitty relationship with fatherhood.

This essay is now a chapter in a book about the intersection of faith and fatherhood. This book is coming out this fall.

Yes, I am about to be a published writer. I’m damn proud of that.

More than that, I am proud of this book. My friend Anderson Campbell edited the thing, and many of my online friends contributed their own chapters to this work.

Here’s a brief description about the book:

Father Factor explores the intersection between faith and fatherhood, probing the resonance and dissonance created when men examine fatherhood in all its permutations, and how it is informed by and informs their faith. There are a wide variety of Christian faith perspectives represented in the book—Methodist, Presbyterian, Quaker, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Baptist, Church of God, United Church of Christ—and a whole host of different ethnicities—Korean, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Egyptian, Chinese, African American, and Caucasian. The contributors include ministers, professors, a real estate agent, an actor, nonprofit leaders, stay-at-home dads, and a call center representative, from locations as far apart as Honolulu, Hawaii to Paris, France, and all points in between, they each have a compelling story about faith and fatherhood.

The book is ready for pre-order now, and I would be honored if you thought about picking up a copy.

The Stories We Tell

I keep thinking about my funeral. I wonder what people will wear to come see my body be buried. Will it be open casket, where all can gaze at my corpse? Will it be a memorial service where some pastor gives a sermon and asks if people know where they will end up just as…

I Don’t Serve A Patriotic God

I don’t serve a patriotic god. I don’t serve a god who is beholden to American rules and regulations, to our political system or our cultural moors. I don’t serve a god who is Republican or Democrat. I don’t serve a god who is for, or against, America. The god I serve is not Americas…