Work

Art/Culture

111th St. Jesus: The Art and Faith of Muralist Kent Twitchell in Image, Fall 2014. View as pdf

Why Stephen Greenblatt is Wrong — And Why It Matters in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Dec. 1, 2012

Walking Mural: Asco and the End of Chicano Art in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Aug. 23, 2012

Corona de Espinas in Image, Spring 2012. View as pdf

A Spade is Not a Spade in Image, Fall 2011. View as pdf

Medium Size Me in Gastronomica, Fall 2008. (Selected for Best Food Writing 2009). View as pdf

Religion

Evangelicals Are Losing the Battle for the Bible. And They’re Just Fine With That in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Feb. 15, 2016

A New African Revival Comes to Orange County in Boom: A Journal of California, Winter 2015

Forty Years’ War in The Los Angeles Review of Books, May 24, 2015

Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage, Politico Magazine, Jul. 7, 2014 (cover story)

What Happened to Religion in America? The I’s Have It in OnFaith, Mar. 20, 2014

Religious Freedom Advocates Turn from Ballot to Courtroom in The Orange County Register, Mar. 15, 2014

The Decline of the Revival in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Feb. 13, 2014

Religious Teaching and Prayers Just Part of a Day’s Work for Mosque Leader in The Orange County Register, Feb. 7, 2014

Where are the People? Evangelical Christianity in America is Losing Its Power. What Happened to Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral Shows Why in The American Scholar, Winter 2014 (cover story)

How on Earth Did Crystal Cathedral Go Catholic? at Zocalo Public Square, Oct. 25, 2103

Speaking up for a Seat at the Table in The Orange County Register, Oct. 21, 2013

Sexual Evolution Arrives at Church in The Orange County Register, Sept. 23, 2013

Group Says Immigrants Mistreated in O.C. in The Orange County Register, Aug. 7, 2013

The Real Imams of O.C. in The Orange County Register, Jul. 22, 2013

Gay Students Speaking Out at Christian Schools in The Orange County Register, Jun. 29, 2013

O.C. Exports Asian-American Churches to the World in The Orange County Register, Jan. 27, 2013

Youth Increasingly Seeking New Salvation in The Orange County Register, Dec. 12, 2012

Genesis for a Bishop in The Orange County Register, Dec. 9, 2012

Effort to Reach Out to Muslims Stirs Outcry in The Orange County Register, Mar. 11, 2012

Rick Warren Builds Bridge to Muslims in The Orange County Register, Feb. 26, 2012

California

Illegally Brilliant: A California Dreamer at Berkeley in Boom: A Journal of California, Spring 2014. View as pdf

Lost on the Pacific Crest Trail in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Jul. 25, 2013

Brilliance Documented: Terrence Park is a top math student at UC Berkeley. He’s on his way to Harvard. And he’s in the country illegally in The Orange County Register, Apr. 21, 2013.

Mogul of the Fanboys in The Orange County Register, Dec. 2, 2012

O.C.’s Saigon? Nothing Little About It in The Orange County Register, Nov. 1, 2012

Parched in Pinnacles in The Orange County Register, Aug. 16, 2012

Pay Me No Mind in Boom: A Journal of California, Winter 2011. View as pdf

Paz Americana in DoubleTake, Spring/Summer 2007. View as pdf

Guideposts (edited)

Deborah Voigt, “A Singular Voice,” Guideposts, Feb. 2015

Hi-Dong Chai, “My Truest Hope,” Guideposts, Aug. 2012

Laura Hillenbrand, “Louie Zamperini: The Power of Forgiveness,” Guideposts, Jan. 2011

Leymah Gbowee, “Prayer Warrior,” Guideposts, July 2009

Jim and Jamie Dutcher, “Lessons from the Pack,” Guideposts, Jan. 2009. View as pdf

“Our Bright Future” (interview with Bill McKibbon) in Guideposts, Sept. 2007. View as pdf