I’m a story-dweller who tends to wander off the trail in search of the right word…and the better view. I’m doomed to be a creative, for I’m fascinated by words, and I grow restless if I’m cooped up indoors, but it’s ultimately the power of the Gospel that drives what I create. My imagination whisks me to places that I often forget aren’t real, and so I write. When I see Christ’s love for the fallen, I write with a reverent purpose.
And yet I’m not just a creative. To put a spin on Paul’s words, I “think without ceasing.” Specifically, I think about how Christian theology speaks to the issues we all share, hence my contribution to A Clear Lens. Befitting the site’s goal, I do my part to clear the fog surrounding the Christian tradition.
But creativity is my first love. So following in the footsteps of Jesus, John Bunyan, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Macdonald, Charles Williams, G.K. Chesterton, Madeleine L’Engle, Flannery O’Conner, and most notably J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, I seek to marry theology and creativity in the art of storytelling.
In addition to writing at A Clear Lens, I write short stories and offer musings about God’s hand in the world at Covert God: Redemption in Shadows. I’m a novelist-in-progress who lives in northern MN with my wife and two sons. I enjoy coffee, good pipe tobacco and longs walks in the woods. See what I’m up to on Twitter.