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 edited for thirty years—and its associated programs.

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

To go to the Image home page, 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.