Fiction and Essays

Fiction and Retellings:

“Christmas, Undocumented”: A thorough, provocative re-imagining of the Annunciation and the Nativity.

Reviews: “Fascinating and unsettling … “Christmas, Undocumented” is Henson’s re-imagining of Mary’s journey through pregnancy to Jesus’ birth. It is gripping.” — Sarah S. Howell

The Samaritan Series:

The Immigrant Samaritan

The Wrong Samaritan

The God Samaritan


Contributor, Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression, “Horns and Haloes,” edited by Alise Wright.

Religion at the Margins, contributor

Patheos series:
Holy Week Series: Opening to the Complexity, 2011
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Easter Sunday
Bright Monday

Advent Series:
Advent 1: Waiting Still
Advent 2: What Are We Waiting For?
Advent 3: The Practice of Hope
Advent 4: Waiting Together

A Sept. 11 Liturgy

Ready the Way: A Walk Through Advent, 2009

Presbyterian Global Fellowship blog, 2010 Listen

Christian Century blog contributor.

Religion writer, The Reporter, Vacaville, California, 2006-07

A freelance journalist, my work has appeared in numerous print publications, including stories about psychology and torture for the Spokesman Review, interfaith and progressive education at Oakland Tribune and a random column about scrimshaw (that’s carved whalebone for the uninitiated) at Coastal Living magazine.

Authored this blog’s precursor, Unorthodoxology.