• Essays, Prose

    Don’t Call Me Woke…

    “If you’re going to write an article about ‘being woke,’ I think you should really lean into your personal experiences as a fundamentalist,” my wife suggested after reading the first draft of…

  • Essays, Prose

    Who’s afraid of megachurches?

    As we pulled into the massive Willow Creek Community Church campus, Frances and I tried to figure out the best place to park in case we needed to make a quick exit.…

  • Essays, Prose

    Openly…Christian?

    I confess: I started going to church again. I swore I wouldn’t. After straying from the fold six years ago, I swore I would never again, by my presence, tacitly condone such…

  • For the stage, Operas, Theatre, Upcoming

    Salt

    One of the major projects for our summer in Aspen (where Frances is a composition fellow) is to work on our opera, Salt. Salt is an adaptation of the biblical story of…

  • For the stage, Operas

    The Surrogate

    As always, it was a pleasure to collaborate with the incomparable, Sky Macklay, on a short opera–the second in a series of operas initially inspired by the question, “Why do women have…