I have the privilege of contributing to a number of publications.

Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. Cardus’ Comment Magazine is one of two print magazines to which I subscribe AND read. They have kindly published many of my essays.

Renewing Social Architecture by Building Bridges Feature Essay (May 3, 2013)
Econ 101: Value, Values, and Valuation  Feature Essay (Nov 9, 2012)
The Essential Story Feature Essay (September 10, 2012)
The Flourishing of Families and Neighbourhoods Interview (August 1, 2012)
Liturgies of Life
 Reviews & Opinions (October 5, 2011)
Integrity and the Entrepreneur
 Symposium (March 25, 2011)
Prosperity as a Dead End in Itself
 Reviews & Opinions (October 1, 2010)
Cosmic Gospel
 Reviews & Opinions (August 6, 2010)
Parenting Scarcity
 Reviews & Opinions (May 21, 2010)
My most valued purchase: a Comment symposium
 (September 11, 2009)
Making connections
 Reviews & Opinions (August 14, 2009)


The Economist
The Economist is the other magazine which I regularly read (and highly recommend). To my delight, “this newspaper,” as it likes to refer to itself, published my Letter to the Editor  on parenting, preschool and poverty in the October 13, 2012 edition.


This Is Our City
This is Our City (a publication of Christianity Today) publishes the stories, essays, and videos of Christians who are seeking the good of their cities. I had the privilege of contributing a piece on why Christians who seek renewed social architecture should set their sights squarely on early childhood parenting.

Why Early Childhood Parenting is a Gospel Priority (September 24, 2012)


Q Ideas 
 was birthed out of Gabe Lyons’ vision to see Christians, especially leaders, recover a vision for their historic responsibility to renew and restore cultures. Consistent with that mandate, they invited me to contribute a complementary piece to their previously published Motherhood as Vocation.

Fatherhood as Vocation (October 5, 2011)


Call & Response
Duke Divinity School’s Leadership Education program hosts the Call and Response blog.Call & Response engages interdisciplinary ideas from theological perspectives to inform work in institutions, congregations, and communities. I have had the privilege of contributing several pieces on entrepreneurship and education:

Christian entrepreneurship and the Conceptual Dip (February 4, 2011)
“Waiting for Superman” and “Saving Schools”
 (November 9. 2010)
Christians as Seth Godin’s “Heretics” (September 10, 2010)
Gospel Motivation (July 2, 2010)


One of my responsibilities as the co-founder of Tumblon is writing for parents of young children. My Essential Questions blog engaged the most important questions that parents ask. That blog was the genesis of The Apprenticeship of Being Human.


Several years ago, Chris Brogan invited me to contribute to the Dad-O-Matic community, which I have done sporadically. Most of these pieces relate to fatherhood and children’s literature.
Autopilot parenting
None of the right books
The gift of a Book
Wisdom from 1881
A child’s insight into a father’s motives
Concerted cultivation in parenting and gardening
What matters most?

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