About This Site

Pinakidion is greek word that means “writing tablet”. It appears once in the New Testament in Luke 1:63Open Link in New Window. Ask me offline and I’ll tell you the significance of the verse.

This site serves as a writing tablet for my journey in life. Much of that journey involves my faith, but in recent years it has grown to encompass my interactions with deaf culture as well as my adventures as a father, husband, writer, and a Luddite geek. Going forward, these are the things I will write about. I also hope to put together some Christian resources. Truth be told, it’s more for me than anything, but I’m happy to share whatever I can.

Over the past six year of this site (as of 1/16/2010), I’ve written quite a bit about my faith as well as my thoughts on a particular denomination, the International Churches of Christ. I became a member of the ICoC in April 1991. In April 2006, I requested that I be removed as a member of the local ICoC, though I still worship there to this day. This puts me in an odd position in that I am not an official or legal member of the congregation, yet I perform as a member in every other regard. At the time of my resignation, I intended to eventually worship elsewhere. I have since decided that I want to stay here. There is something special about this congregation that I really want in my life. For the foreseeable future, I will remain here, Lord willing.

In the 3.5 years since then, the matter of my official or legal membership has never become an issue. There are simply more important things in all of our lives.

I am passionate about many things, especially in regards to matters of faith. Any criticism is intended to be an expression of how much I care. I love many aspects of the Emergent Church despite the fact that I call them the Church of the English Majors. (I am an English Major.) I want the ICoC to be a city on a hill despite the actions of many of its architects. Thoughts and ideas evolve over time, so if you have a question/challenge/rebuke/correction about anything, feel free to comment publicly or contact me offline.

Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy your stay here.