Being the new contributor here, I thought I’d jump right in with a little about my background: I was raised In the church. Growing up, I attended a slightly fundamentalist American Baptist church. In college, I began to question my faith and spent much of my undergrad study identifying myself as an agnostic. During my senior year I was introduced to the Lutheran tradition. I like to joke that I went for the wrong reason and stayed for the right reasons.
After several years of working in the private sector, I felt the call into ministry and moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Columbia, SC to begin seminary. I graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in May of 2009.
My wife and I moved to Seattle, WA where I had accepted a job as a youth director. For a myriad of reasons, that job ended in 2011.
My area of interest is the intersection of faith and pop culture and my posts will reflect that interest. Expect to see posts on TV shows such as Dominion and Sleepy Hollow, a variety of books including the Warhammer series, comic books, movies, gaming and current events.
I am a member of the ELCA. Theologically, I am an evangelical catholic (more on this later), an Open theist, and I fall into the just peacemaking camp (I am not a pacifist or a supporter of the just war tradition).
Prior to joining Political Jesus, I blogged at TheoNerd. From time to time, I also blog at UnsettledChristianity.