Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World

Contributions in books:

Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship

Utmost Ongoing: Reflections on the Legacy of Oswald Chambers

Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption 

Articles and Essays

At the Washington Post:
Mike Pence will speak at this evangelical school’s graduation in his home state. Here’s why many are upset.

At The Millions:
How to Be Harrowing

At Christianity Today:
Farewell to the Missionary Hero
How Christian Faith Led a Single Woman to Defy Chairman Mao

At Books & Culture:
The Missionary Myth
Coming of Age as an MK

At Education and Culture:
Defending the Priest

At The Other Journal:
Wanderlust: A Personal History

At Good Letters (Image Journal):
The Bearable Weightiness of Being

At The Cresset:
Chicken Eight Ways

At Cordella:
Arrowroot: an interview with E.A. Lepine

At Comment Magazine:
The Architecture of Happiness in the House of the Lord

At Art House America:
Song Dedications
Milk and Honey
What We Cannot Hold
Remembering Rich Mullins
Life in a Sod House
Barefoot Places
Vinyl and Liturgy

At Aletia's For Her:
Tuning In To Taylor Swift

At Fox News:
Scorsese's Silence and My Own Missionary Failure

At her.meneutics:
Offense Welcome: Please Debate This Article

The Problem with Karen Kingsbury's Princess Books

At Off the Page: All posts

At Christ and Pop Culture (click for all posts)

For the Englewood Review of Books:

Review of Scott Bessenecker's Overturning Tables

Review of Elizabeth Cline's Overdressed


For The Living Church magazine:

"Each Bite a Gift" (September 9, 2012)

"Emotive Psalms" (October 22, 2012)

"Kierkegaard and Mystery" (an interview with Thom Satterlee) (May 1, 2013)


Two (or three) things NOT to say about your short-term mission trip - cross posted at Red Letter Christians

With Daring Faith (The Book That Changed My Life) at D.L. Mayfield

"Basket-weaving" and "Joy Deep Down Inside" at Mama Monk

"The Peace of Being Saved by Story" at the Smitten Word

"Practicing Resurrection in the Dark" at There Is A River

"The F-Word: Why Feminism Is Not the Enemy" at Christ and Pop Culture

"How (Not) to Raise Chickens" at Renew and Sustain