Pop Culture & The Kingdom of God

July 22nd, 2012

I never dreamed I would end my two years as an Assistant Instructor at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, and my four preceding years as a student, by co-teaching a new course I co-created on a topic I love, with twenty-plus amazing graduate students. But I did. A few weeks ago we celebrated […]

What Happened To Me Tuesday

March 24th, 2012

This What can I say? I am astounded, dumbfounded, profoundly humbled, and indescribably grateful. And a little bit closer to leaving Seattle. [no comment]

Miss Representation

March 20th, 2012

This Wednesday at The Seattle School, I’ll be one of 7 panelists for a screening of this excellent documentary. We’ll be discussing portrayals of women in media, and no doubt lots of feminist theology goodness! Come, if you like.

Celtic Prayer

February 27th, 2012

I’ve been fortunate this spring to be an assistant instructor for the Celtic Spirituality class at The Seattle School, taught by Tom Cashman. This week, students brought in prayers they had written in the Celtic style, some features of which include a Trinitarian focus, attention to nature and specifics of everyday life, a rhythmic structure, […]

What I Do in ABQ

February 19th, 2012

Last week, Ian and I reunited for our third trip to the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s a fascinating blend of faculty, doctoral/grad students, undergrads and random smart people, all getting together for four days of watching people present papers on anything and everything relating to Pop Culture […]

Films of Finding Your Voice (without finding a dude)

May 3rd, 2011

Once again, a faculty member here at MHGS, soon to be renamed The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, asked me to come up with a list of film recommendations for a class. For this list, the goal was finding films that show a young woman coming into her own voice/coming-of-age. Sounds easy at first […]

My Bookshelves Are Organized By Color

May 2nd, 2011

Thus, when I receive an email like this from my roommate, “Do you have any of these? Plato’s The Symposium Saint Augustine’s Confessions Thomas Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles: God Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy Immanuel Kant Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics If so, can i borrow them? b” My response turns out like this, […]

Enchantment: Living in Magical Reality

February 4th, 2011

en·chant –verb (used with object) 1. to subject to magical influence; 2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm; 3. to impart a magic quality or effect to; “Enchantment produces a Secondary World into which both designer and spectator can enter, to the satisfaction of their sense while they are inside.” –J.R.R Tolkien, ‘On Fairy […]


January 29th, 2011

Since September, I’ve been enjoying my side-project curating and editing the blog for Mars Hill Graduate School, recently re-branded as Stories@MHGS. To complete the site, Josué suggested we should add our bios, and further, suggested we write the bios for one another. I was honored and flattered not only that he wanted to write one […]

A Blessing & A Prayer

December 9th, 2010

Today was the final day of BTI 501 Introduction to the Hermeneutical Task at MHGS where I had the honor and privilege of assisting Prof. Dwight Friesen these past four months. Here’s the benediction I offered the students at the end of their first term of graduate school. A Blessing A Prayer May you read […]