Hey. My name is Jared, which you probably already knew to get to this page. I’m a serial question-asker and ideas explorer. My favorite phrases are “Ok. But why?” and “Is there another way?” My mom and teachers loved that about me as a kid. At least that’s what I think it means when people roll their eyes at you.
My passion is to explore new ways of being Christian and help people translate all of life’s big questions into a life full of meaning and connection. I like to take super smart people and ask them, “You’re smart. Great. And how does what you’re saying help us love each other better right here and right now?”
This kind of questioning has led me to some wonderful places where I have been able to meet and work with wonderful people. I have been a pastor, professor, Sunday school teacher, podcast host, author, speaker, and leader of several organizations.
But don’t let all those things fool you. The most consistent role I have played and where I spend most of my time is being husband and Dad. My wife Sarah and I have been married since 2004 and we have 4.5 wonderful kids: Augustine, Tov, Elletheia, Exodus, and our dog Zula Rose.
Some of the topics I find myself drifting to most are:
- What does it mean to live life well?
- How might we open new ways of living for people?
- How might Christianity help us create meaning in our lives today?
- What is the Bible and what do we do with it?
If you notice, there are themes here. If they resonate with you, I hope we can connect soon. I have some questions for you.