The Voice and the Diaper

The first time I remember hearing the voice of God I was under water. I don’t mean the spooky kind of thundering voice from the sky or anything like that, not the kind with too much reverb that yells at… Continue Reading

About Sean Hall

Sean is a pastor, musician, and writer in the New Parish movement and is currently in the Masters of Theology and Culture program at The Seattle School. He pastors Fountain Parish, an innovative neighborhood faith community in Bellingham, WA. Find out more at or

The Catcher

“What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff—I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.” –Holden… Continue Reading

About Lauren Sawyer

Lauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves contemporary literature and poets who don’t rhyme. She often sympathizes with Dorothy Parker’s saying, “I hate writing; I love to have written.” Read more of Lauren’s written work at


The cherry blossoms were littered with obscenities in the District of Columbia last night, it was too cold to walk home so I held your hand tighter and whispered that I still don’t know how to feel good in the… Continue Reading

About Tyler Ziebarth

Tyler is a second-year MACP student who loves film, walking on treadmills, & talking about Kurt Vonnegut. Sometimes, he wishes he could speak French.

After a Dream of Horses, I Remember Daniel

My breathing sounds like cold glass breaking. His absence is a hand resting where the window was in a car that goes gentle into the general traffic of my body. I’ve lost the map, but sometimes there is a horse… Continue Reading

About Michael Schmidt

Michael is a first year MACP (questioning) student. Since you go to the same school as him, he wishes to say in lieu of a real bio: Go find him.

The Task

Walking down the dimly lit hall of my parents’ home, I see the large, familiar, and dark painting of the toreador ready to strike the bull. His cape, a flaming red, swooping up and behind him, one knee planted in… Continue Reading

About Maya Sophia Sprague

Maya is a third-year MACP student who specializes in issues of abuse, trauma, and severe and persistent mental illness. She balances this heavy yet fascinating career with delicious coffee, baking fresh braided Challah each Friday, gardening, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Origin Story

And in a hot second, channeling her grandma at the stove and her mother on the road, she said, Don’t bless my heart: I am a force to be reckoned with, a flurry, an invisible militia of moving air, merciful… Continue Reading

About Bethany Berens

Bethany is a second year MACP student who loves cooking, Christmas, sitting by her fireplace, and reading anything by Annie Dillard. She quotes Frederick Buechner: “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”