About

 

This is a blog about life. It’s a blog by a Christian. I love to look at the world, especially the powers in it—culture, politics, thought leaders, even the Church—and ask questions.

Why?

How should I think about this?

What now?

I’d love for you to share in this conversation. Please ask questions and add insights. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.


My name really is Griffin Paul Jackson. I lucked out.

The Midwest is home. My HQ is Chicago and my heart often wanders back to Michigan.

I spent three years working at the Chicago Tribune — because I love words and telling stories — then moved to Lebanon to do emergency response and project monitoring and evaluation with refugees. Now I’m back in Chicago and continue to work with uprooted people.

I do church at the Rogers Park campus of Park Community Church — because I’m trying to seek God.

I write everywhere — because it’s a way to remember and think and live so many different lives.

I’m glad you’re reading this. To know another person is grace.

See you at the top.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Connie DeVries said:

    Griffin,
    You wrote a wonderful article about why I’m a Christian despite other Christians.
    It reminds me of Rev. Eppinga’s first book: For Sinners Only.

    Have you heard of an amazing Korean Christian who provides scholarships for Calvin students who are the children of missionaries? He has donated over $1 million for the Calvin scholarships. He owns the clothing stores named Forever 21. This is part of his testimony:

    “Forever 21 has received attention in the media[6] for printing “John 3:16” on the bottom of their trademark yellow bags. Founder and CEO Do Won Chang spoke about why he puts the Bible verse on the bags saying, “It shows us how much God loves us. The love he gave us, by giving us his only son, Jesus, was so unbelievable to me. I hoped others would learn of God’s love. So that’s why I put it there.”[7]”

    Keep up the great, thought-provoking writing.
    Connie DeVries

  2. Alissa Garbini said:

    Just trying to sign up for updates.

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