I remember riding shotgun in my Daddy's two-tone blue Ford pick-up truck, hammering him with questions as we drove along deserted country backroads.
Daddy, what color is clear?
Why do some people like onions, when clearly they're disgusting?
Is something wrong with their tastebuds?
Does the color red look the same to you as it does to me? How do you know?
If I go to school so I can work and I work so I can live, when will I really get to live?
Dad would try to answer best as he could, but inevitably, he'd shrug his shoulders and say, "Halee, you think too much."
Three decades have passed since those days, and not much has changed. I still ask tough questions, and Dad would still say I think too much. But these days, I marshal that very same spirit of inquiry into my vocation as a radio host, writer, researcher, and educator. As a radio host and writer, I ask tough questions about how faith informs our understanding of culture, and vice versa. As a researcher, I help individuals and organizations unpack, understand, and navigate the challenges that lie between them and their goals.
My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Education Journal, Real Clear Religion, Relevant, Books and Culture, Gifted for Leadership, Outcomes, Intervarsity's The Well. In my first book, Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women, I explored how Christian women experience leadership today.My second book, Not A Hopeless Case, unpacks the findings of what churches can do to minister to young adults and adapt to the 21st century. It will be published on April 25, 2023. I also teach seminary courses in spiritual formation, theology, and leadership. In my spare time, I'm a barefoot runner and a bread baker. One cancels out the other, I guess!
I’m a happy wife to Paul, who has put up with me for 21 years, and a proud Mama to two daughters, Eliana and Vivienne. Soli deo gloria.
The most important thing to know about my work is that I'm guided by by own history. I know how hard life can be. I know how hard it can be to change. That's why I'm committed to telling the unvarnished, un-Instagram-ready truth about how to live a better life.
Send me your questions. I know you're busy. I promise to keep it short but worthwhile.
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