I am a writer, STEM teacher and pop culture enthusiast fascinated by the big questions. After facing a crisis of faith in college that demolished my fundamentalist Christian views I made contact with the broader, historic Christian tradition, with which I still identify. The crisis left its mark, however: I emerged more skeptical, more cautious and more demanding in terms of the evidence I require in order to embrace any view, whether religious, political or cultural. Here you can find my past writings on religious and other subjects as well as new thoughts in my quest for an integrated, systematic view of reality that is intellectually rigorous as well as spiritually satisfying.