By God’s grace I have experienced the Church through a few different streams. In my childhood my family attended an Anglo-Catholic parish. There I learned a reverence for God in several years of serving as an acolyte.
Through the Jesus People of the 1970s and the charismatic renewal our family connected the gospel to our daily lives. Through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and writers including John Stott, I came to understand myself as an evangelical.
Along the way I covered religion for the Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge, edited a house magazine for Compassion International, joined the church’s vigorous discussions of morality and theology through Episcopalians United, worked for Christianity Today, and joined the staff of The Living Church. My one book is Tithing: Test Me in This (Thomas Nelson, 2010).
My work has appeared in the collections Changing Boundaries: The Best Religion News Writing (Seabury, 2005) and Classical Techniques, Contemporary Arguments (Longman, 2006). My wife, Monica, and I attend St. Matthew’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.