Writing

I’ve written more than 1,500 bylined articles in my career, on everything from the 2012 tornado that devastated Branson, Mo., to a jar of honey that once mysteriously appeared in the book drop of the Newberg, Ore., public library (yes, really). I’ve interviewed the famous, the infamous and a few people I didn’t even know who I was talking to. Below are links to a sampling of my best work, organized by category and listed in reverse chronological order of the date they appeared in print or online.

Faith and culture
If Coaches Coached Their Teams the Way We Do Church | May 2, 2014 (Venn Magazine)
What is Easter Supposed to Look Like? | April 15, 2014 (Venn Magazine)
Rethinking What It Means to be a Christian | April 11, 2014 (Sojourners)
Rewinding the World Vision Fiasco | April 9, 2014 (Venn Magazine)
6 Reasons Millennial Christians Will Change Everything | April 8, 2014 (Relevant)
I Just Want to Talk for a While | April 2, 2014 (Venn Magazine)
Just ‘Love the Sinner.’ Period. | Feb. 25, 2014 (Sojourners)

Creationism/evolution
What Christians Could Do With $70 Million … Besides Build a Noah’s Ark Replica | March 5, 2014 (Sojourners)
The Gospel According to Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham | Feb. 10, 2014 (Sojourners)
When ‘Creationists’ Aren’t Really Creationists | Feb. 4, 2014 (Sojourners)
Reflections on the ‘Non-Negotiable’ God of the Road to Damascus | Feb. 3, 2014 (The BioLogos Forum)

News
Room to grow: A look at Woodburn School District’s bond proposal | April 22, 2015 (Woodburn Independent)
Covanta: ‘We’re not burning babies’ | April 30, 2014 (Woodburn Independent)
City manager resigns post after admitting affair | Aug. 14, 2013 (Portland Tribune)
2011 floods: A look back | May 5, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Heroic tales unfold | March 3, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Andy Williams confirms cancer diagnosis | Nov. 9, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Track sparks concern | June 25, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Academic cuts could cost millions in gifts | April 8, 2010 (The Maine Campus)

Feature
Lucky to be alive | May 6, 2015 (Woodburn Independent)
‘Our living, breathing hope’ | April 15, 2015 (Woodburn Independent)
Finding the next farmers | Feb. 9, 2013 (The Oregonian)
Cream of the crop: Gourmet ‘Twinkies’ | Dec. 5, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*
Second chances | Aug. 22, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*
‘Truly young at heart’ | April 7, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
‘A miracle’ | March 7, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
An Olde English haunting? | Dec. 10, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
A ‘magic’ healing | June 18, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News
Business owners keep chin up, doors open during storm | Feb. 5, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Community celebrates Bakley’s life | Feb. 22, 2010 (The Maine Campus)

Entertainment
Myron LeRoy: Gospel music, on his own terms | Oct. 17, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*
Legends of rock | April 21, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Tillis honored by President Obama | Feb. 18, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
‘Good times’ end | Dec. 7, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Old-fashioned comedy | Oct. 8, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Cable Guy connects | Aug. 6, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
More than music | Aug. 2, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
‘Loving the job,’ 38 Special returns | June 29, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Sister keeping music alive | May 18, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
’70s hit makers unite | May 11, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)

Opinion
A truly ‘dadifying’ experience | April 23, 2014
Despite carnage, resolve reigns | May 28, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Job filled with questions | Jan. 22, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Robertson’s words a disaster of their own | Jan. 25, 2010 (The Maine Campus)
Intelligent design not adapted for scientific survival | Dec. 3, 2009 (The Maine Campus)
Christian support for marriage equality in Maine | Sept. 17, 2009 (The Maine Campus)
Faith serves to complement reason | April 27, 2009 (The Maine Campus)

Review
‘Iron Man 3’ proves it is no clunker | May 8, 2013 (The Newberg Graphic)*
Review: Adaptation of charming fairy tale misses mark | Jan. 30, 2013 (The Newberg Graphic)*
Review: Breaking yawns — final ‘Twilight’ film painfully slow | Nov. 21, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*
‘Lincoln’ is a history lesson with energy, style | Nov. 17, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*

Government/Politics
CHL applications, sales spike as lawmakers aim for change | Jan. 23, 2013 (The Newberg Graphic)
Caucus goes to Ron Paul | March 21, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Tough decisions loom | Dec. 3, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Forsyth wards the same | Nov. 23, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Judge: Video out of context | April 6, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)

Business
From piglet to plate, all without leaving the county | May 1, 2013 (The Newberg Graphic)*
It’s harvest time in wine country | Oct. 6, 2012 (The Newberg Graphic)*
Distillery continues (now-legal) Ozarks tradition | Dec. 28, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Exhibit group ordered to pay | April 16, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)

Crime
Plot centers in Branson | Feb. 11, 2012 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Fire probe uncovers pot plants | Dec. 17, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Promoter claims he was threatened by Nelly road manager | Jan. 29, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Meth — Impacting your community (four-part series):

‘It’s just everywhere’ | Oct. 1, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
Sheriff: Meth use on the rise | Oct. 5, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
The costs of addiction | Oct. 8, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)
On the road to recovery | Oct. 12, 2011 (Branson Tri-Lakes News)

* Some of my stories done for The Newberg Graphic are currently unavailable online. I’m told that this situation is temporary. I apologize for the incovenience.

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