By day I work for changegoat, a creative consultancy that advises high-impact businesses, nonprofits, and thought leaders in brand development, content strategy, and organizational leadership. Previously, I worked in communications and media relations for World Vision. As a journalist, I have written for Christianity Today, Reject Apathy, Comment, PRISM, and others.
My interests include integral mission, entrepreneurship, public theology, Latin America, and baseball.
I believe the whole world was created good. I believe the whole world has been corrupted. I believe the whole world is being made new. On this blog I explore the implications of those beliefs.
To get a feel for what my blog is all about, take a look this sampling of some popular posts.
- Is justice enough?
- Faithful presence and its antithesis
- Missionaries, cultural imperialism, and The Poisonwood Bible
- Pursuing justice, receiving grace
- Religion, politics, and unintended consequences
I grew up as a dual citizen in Guatemala, the son of missionaries doing linguistic work in a Mayan community in the western highlands of San Marcos during the country’s protracted civil war.
After moving with my family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania during high school, I studied communication and journalism at Millersville University. Following graduation I spent three months in Cambodia, living with a Buddhist family and volunteering with World Relief as a photojournalist. Upon returning home, I worked with Church World Service, assisting Cuban refugees with the resettlement process and helping them to become self-sufficient in their new country.
Eventually I enrolled at Eastern University where I earned an MA in international development, focusing my research on human rights and environmental abuses related to a large Canadian-owned gold mine near my childhood home in Guatemala. I later published my story and research findings as Bowing to the Golden Calf.
In November 2011 I married my best friend, Katie. We met, in God’s mysterious providence, thanks to Twitter and the hashtag #socialjustice. We live in Phoenix and attend Christchurch Mesa, where we serve as lay liturgists.
Disclaimer: This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent the views of any employers, past or present. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.