The Westminster Confession of Funk

Talking about theology, but keeping it funky

I am a husband and father and pastor of Trinity Covenant Church and teacher as St. Abraham’s Classical Christian Academy in Santa Cruz, CA.

I married my Indian Princess just before Y2K. I am an old fashioned Protestant Christian Humanist who lives where people vacation. I love music, love to surf, coach soccer for a hoard of minions, play the drums, and read actual flesh and blood books. I enjoy theology and literature and history and philosophy (if Sophie is serving beer) and Anglo-Saxon Poetry.

If I could have lunch with any three living people, I would have buffalo ribs with a butter, mushroom, cream sauce, Roxy Ray would be singing with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and I’d be at table with Tom Wolfe, ?uestlove, and Adam Schlesinger (and Brad Bird, because it’s my fantasy, and no one can count in my fantasy).

If I could have dinner with any three dead people (and the TARDIS was there with its universal language translation circuit) I’d have slow smoked dry ribs with the author of Beowulf, Herodotus, Martin Bucer, and Polycarp (see the previous paragraph if you have questions about my ability to count). And Janis Joplin would be singing with Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars backed up by Parliament Funkadelic of course.

My carefully crafted internet persona is also much cooler than my actual person, but I can live with that.

New Arts, Music, and Poetry Column

Excited to have a new Arts, Music, and Poetry Column in the Blogazine with my friends over at CrossPolitic

Here are a few of my articles:

evo hip hop.jpg

Some of my thoughts on the new Netflix documentary The Evolution of Hip-Hop. Packaging the Tribe.




One of the best tracks off of The Roots new album has an excellent insight on what a strip joint is actually selling. When the People Cheer: Strip Clubs and Black Thought's Poetic Insight.



Why are stories like Guardians of the Galaxy important? And why are there so many of them lately? I take a shot at where Plato, Maximus the Confessor, Chaucer, and Rocket the Raccoon come together in Is Our Galaxy Worth Guarding? (A Sort-Of-Not-Really Movie Review).