I was a youth pastor for 10 years. And a Bible-toting believer since I can remember.
Then, I walked away.
Why? I was angry, bitter, burnt-out and disappointed in the way that following Jesus felt so political, boring and combative. Faith had been replaced with business meetings and talking points, and I was slowly dying. Something needed to change.
It’s taken some time, but I’m finding faith again.
Now I spend my time writing and speaking to groups of all sizes, disrupting complacency and tradition with stories about an upside-down kingdom. Stories of a God who comes here. Stories of a Gospel that is about loving our neighbors and our enemies. Stories of a grace that refuses to let us live dying lives.
I hope that, somehow, my small attempts at giving context to that kingdom inspire large dreams within your heart.
Thank you for reading. It really means quite a lot to me.