I’m glad you’re reading this. To know another person is grace.
My name is Griffin Paul Jackson. I live in the Midwest and my heart wanders between Michigan and the Middle East.
Like every griffin, I’m a hybrid: journalist, international relations scholar, lay theologian. I love looking at the intersection of faith and culture, people and powers. I spend a lot of time writing about the theology of refugeeism, what Icelandic sheep can tell us about dating, and why Tolkien was really writing about social media.
I spent three years with the Chicago Tribune, then moved to Lebanon to do emergency response work with refugees. Now I’m back in Chicago and continue to work with uprooted people.
I’m seeking God in the extraordinary and finding him in the ordinary. I write everywhere and all the time. I love to look at the world, especially the powers in it—culture, politics, thought leaders, and the Church—and ask questions.
How should we think about this?
I’d love for you to share in this conversation. Please ask questions and add insights. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks for joining me!