Seeking Christ at the Crux
OF KINGDOM & CULTURE
I tell true tales about myself, God, & pivotal people—exploring the unexpected & underestimated.
My faith principles are guided by the beatitudes of Jesus Christ & his kingdom of the poor in spirit.
My journalistic work centers on the ideas, people, & events that shape our world’s religious landscape.
Growing up in different countries and traveling extensively as an adult, I’ve experienced a mosaic of cultures and contexts and cultivated a deep appreciation for diversity. As a missionary kid and pastor’s kid, I became familiar with the beauty and ugly of the Church—and from an early age, my passion has been to exhort believers to embrace their fullness in Christ.
Writing is how I remind myself, respond to God, and reconcile people—by building bridges of understanding. Above all, my goal is to reveal the beauty of Jesus and his unentitled gospel. Only his cruciform kingdom has the power to transform our broken-but-beautiful world.
I’ve been in lay ministry for over ten years, serving with a variety of local churches across denominations, demographics, and geographies. Today I work as an Associate Editor for Christianity Today, specializing in op-eds that explore the intersection of faith & culture in the public square.
My husband Sam and I live near the refugee resettlement town of Clarkston (outside Atlanta, Georgia) and enjoy its diverse community. We love exploring new international food spots, traversing the outdoors with our two giant hairy dogs and our new sweet baby girl!
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 a book project about embodying Christlikeness and what it means to be human like God—to reflect the self-emptying soul of Jesus in a Christ-haunted world. So if you are interested in theological anthropology, cultural conciliation, or religion reporting, subscribe to join my crew!