Seeking Christ at the Crux
OF KINGDOM & CULTURE
I love telling true stories about strangers & sharing reflections about my own life experiences.
My faith principles are guided by the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ & his kingdom of the poor in spirit.
My passion for journalism centers on human interest stories & societal issues like refugee care.
Growing up in three different countries and states, my life has been a mosaic of cultures and contexts. As a missionary kid and pastor’s kid, I grew familiar with both the beauty and the ugly of the Church. And from an early age, my passion has been to exhort believers to embrace their fullness in Christ.
Writing is a way for me to remind myself, respond to God and reconcile others to partner with Jesus to transform the earth. My goal is to speak the love in truth as faithfully as I can and to learn what Christ’s unentitled gospel and cruciform kingdom looks like in every area of our broken, yet beautiful world.
I have been involved in ministry for over ten years, serving with a variety of local churches across denominations and around the world. I was a traveling staff writer at In Touch Ministries for a few years and am now an Associate Editor for Christianity Today, specializing in op-eds for the public square.
My husband Sam and I live by the refugee resettlement town of Clarkston, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia where we live on mission in the diverse community. We love exploring new international food spots, enjoying the outdoors, and cuddling our two giant hairy dogs—and we will soon be adding a tiny hairless human to our herd!
I hold a Master of Letters in Analytic & Exegetical Theology from the Logos Institute of St. Mary’s College at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The research topic and title of my dissertation was “Christification as Imitative Participation: Incarnation, Kierkegaard, & the Christ Hymn.”
I’m currently working on my first book and podcast about embodying Christlikeness—exploring what it means to be human like God and to reflect the soul of Jesus in the midst of a Christ-haunted world.
So if you are interested in Theological Anthropology (spirituality & society), Cultural Conciliation (refugees & minorities) and Story Journalism (narrative nonfiction), subscribe to join my crew!