My day to day life is steeped in one particular aspect of the faith/culture nexus: literature and the arts.

To pursue this passion, I’ve founded three enterprises.

Image, the quarterly journal I edit—and its associated programs—will be celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2019.

At Seattle Pacific University I founded an MFA in Creative Writing program, which I directed from 2004-2016.

Finally, in 2013 I launched a literary imprint, Slant Books, through Wipf & Stock Publishers. 

The main Image website

This is the flagship, now in its 28th year.

To go to the Image home page, click here.

Image Update

This free e-newsletter is sent out once a week. It’s chock full of information, not only about Image‘s programs and events, but also with information about new books, CDs, films, art exhbitions, conferences, etc.

To see the latest issue of ImageUpdate and to subscribe, click here.

A number of years ago Image merged its own small online discussion community into a larger forum that had been going for many years. The result is that Image is now the proud sponsor of, where you will find dozens of threads about film, music, literature, and many other subjects. It’s a warm, welcoming community, so consider registering and joining the conversation today.

To go to,  click here.

Seattle Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

I founded this low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, the only program of its kind, where learning the craft of writing takes place alongside reflection about the Christian faith.

To go to the MFA website, click here.

Slant Books

Slant is a literary imprint focusing on publishing fiction that explores the mysteries of the human heart—the nature of desire; the pain and the hope buried in our brokenness; our fear of, and longing for, communion with the other. Slant believes the best way to approach such mysteries is indirectly, through the prism of metaphor and richly drawn characters.