I’m originally from Bend, Oregon. I am a Missouri-Synod Lutheran, like my wife, and am interested in all things relating to Lutheranism and small-o orthodox Christianity. However, I’m an adult convert. I was raised Mormon and much of my family are still practicing LDS. So while I no longer wear my CTR ring, in the last few years I’ve found myself increasingly invested in understanding my former church (and even frequently defending it against a great deal of misinformation).
I’m the online editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Before that I was at the the editorial pages at The Washington Examiner and at National Review.
That will, it seems, get you plugged on “30 Rock.”
However, throughout my career, I’ve worked in a number of mainstream newsrooms and at a wire service — Market News International — in far less ideological contexts. In a professional context, I value quality, accurate, balanced journalism above litmus tests.
As a regular reader for years, I’m well aware of the impact this site has had in raising the level of journalism on the Godbeat, so I’m happy to be here.