Growing up in a pocket of conservative Evangelicalism in West Michigan, I missed most 90s media I didn’t overhear at a Little League game or catch on family approved TGIF. I have been involved in some form of ministry since I was 16, including working as a part-time youth pastor on the south side of Chicago from 2008-2011. I attended Christian high school, Moody Bible Institute (B.A. Bible and Biblical Languages), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. Old Testament and Semitic Languages/ working on M.A. in Biblical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Languages). My studies took me to Jerusalem for a year (2011-2012) where I studied biblical geography and archaeology at Jerusalem University College.
Currently, I am a full-time supervisor at a catering company in downtown Chicago and live in Logan Square, a neighborhood northwest of the city, read classic literature, sip on cocktails, and immerse myself in 90s media. I am a huge Detroit sports fan and consider myself a Michigander in spirit.
This blog is the beginning of my adventure from academic writing into something more creative that incorporates faith, culture, and story. I hope it brings you a laugh, makes you nostalgic, and raises important questions about the intersection of faith, art, and culture.