By day I work for changegoat, a creative agency that advises high-impact businesses, nonprofits, and thought leaders in brand development, content strategy, and organizational leadership. I am also co-director of communications for Lemonade International, a nonprofit that supports holistic and homegrown community development work in La Limonada, Guatemala.
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. This blog is a platform for exploring 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?
- The end of reading
- Missionaries, cultural imperialism, and The Poisonwood Bible
- Faithful presence and its antithesis
- Religion, politics, and unintended consequences
I grew up as a dual citizen in Guatemala, the son of American 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 concerns 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.
We live in sunny Tempe, Arizona.
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