Travel

Check out some of my travels and adventures through web journals I’ve kept over the years.

Writings

I’ve archived some of my non-blog writing, including published works, here.

Web Design

I enjoy website design and feature here a brief portfolio of some of my work.

From the Blog

Finding Our Sense of National Identity

Finding Our Sense of National Identity

A bombshell New York Times op-ed by an anonymous author rightly suggests an urgent need to transcend increasing tribalism, which presents a troubling challenge to American civic life. Can we come together around a defining narrative, or make our multiple...
Abe’s Youth

Abe’s Youth

I’m pleased to announce that William "Bill" Bartelt and I signed a contract with Indiana University Press to publish a new book tentatively titled Abe’s Youth: Collected Works from the Indiana Lincoln Inquiry. I’m especially excited to work with Bill,...
The Reformation: Five Ways it Changed Our World

The Reformation: Five Ways it Changed Our World

For better and for worse, Christian and non-Christian, we live in a world dramatically shaped by the Reformation that began five hundred years ago. Click here for my latest piece in Patheos examining five ways it changed our world.

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