Frequently Asked Questions
Did you really cut a watermelon in half? With your bare hand?
practI really did. I used to practice martial arts (kempo, small-circle jiu jitsu, and a little bit of wah lum kung fu), but an unrelated knee injury and some moral struggles with the idea of practicing violence led me to stop. I don’t know if I could still break a watermelon, but the memory is exhilarating.
I have questions about faith and politics—who can I talk to about them?
I’m glad to talk with you about faith and politics in a casual manner on Twitter. If you’d like to arrange a more intentional conversation—either for your own edification, or to explore the possibility of hosting a class or getting coaching and consultation for your team, you’ll need to arrange that through the Center for Christian Civics.
Are you available for freelance work?
My work with the Center for Christian Civics takes up most of my available time, but I do on occasion take on contract work with other organizations, as long as it doesn’t conflict with my primary obligations. If you’d like to ask for my help building a website, designing a brand identity, or writing/editing/ghost writing, drop me a line. I do not ever accept paid photography work, but am glad to refer you to someone who does if you need that kind of help.
Isn't ADHD just a made-up condition designed to make money off of parents whose kids are just being kids?
No. This has been covered extensively in other places, so if you’d like to dig into this question a little more, Google is your friend. The short answer, though, as best I understand it, is that the term ADHD does have a real medical definition, having to do with the way the brain processes dopamine. While the term “ADHD” is relatively new, it refers to more than just “kids being kids.” (For instance, what used to be called “Clumsy Child Syndrome” was likely what we call “ADHD” today.) It also doesn’t go away, but depending on its severity, coping mechanisms can vary in effectiveness person-to-person.
Are you related to the basketball player?
But do you know what the basketball player was famous for?