My faith: My somewhat nontraditional views on evolution notwithstanding, I consider myself a pretty conservative evangelical Christian. Faith is a simple proposition for me: I believe God is good and that he is love, and for whatever reason he chose to reveal himself to selfish sinners like me. Verses I try to live and write by are 1 Corinthians 14:20 and 16:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 and James 1:19-20.
My work: I’m a general assignment reporter for The Newberg Graphic, a freelancer for The Oregonian and a blogger at godofevolution.com. Before moving to the West Coast, I spent a year and a half at the twice-weekly Branson Tri-Lakes News in Branson, Mo. I’ve formerly written and edited for The Maine Campus, a student newspaper, and Doulos Magazine, a Christian publication I founded in 2007. Writing’s my main game these days, but in the past I’ve enjoyed a few photography and design gigs as well.
My family: I’m married to my best friend and live on farm outside Portland, Ore., that’s infested with sheep.