My name is Jeff Martinhauk.
I think as Christians, we are bound to take the broadest view possible. We know that in that broad view, the arc of history always leans towards justice. When we stop and absorb that, we can fully absorb the hope God offers us in this world. We can realize that God offers us God’s full abundance in this world. We can see the goodness in others, in ourselves, and in what God offers to us. We can see the democracy of the souls– the worthiness and equal-ness of all people– before God. God is love. History proves it. Justice continues to roll down like waters, and righteousness continue like a mighty stream.
I’m a proud single father of two wonderful kids, ages 4 and 6, and an out gay man. My former partner and I had them through the generosity of a wonderful surrogate mother. I’m an aspirant to the priesthood attending the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. My sponsoring parish is All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA, and the parish I attend in Austin is St. James Episcopal. I’m also Treasurer of Integrity (National) and webmaster for Claiming the Blessing and Voices of Witness (although all views and positions expressed herein are my own and do not reflect the positions, ideas, or thoughts of any organization I affiliate with). In non-churchy life, I recently started singing in the Capital City Men’s Chorus.
On this site, I offer my thoughts for all on whatever strikes my fancy– life, God, religion, politics, the Episcopal church, the Bible, people, the state of the world, hope, justice, or just about anything else. I see no boundaries between any of them. They are all interrelated, woven together, as we are. I hope that you will find some use or meaning here. If not, at least a space to sit back and enjoy the ride!
If you like, you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.