Who am I?
I am a church-planter/pastor and campus minister living in Pittsburgh. I graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with my MDiv in 2008, and prior to that received my BA in Christian Though, with a minor in Theatre, from Grove City College. Currently, I’m living in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in the city of Pittsburgh and working to plant The Upper Room, a new church that is cross-cultural, sacramental, and missional. I’m also working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a campus minister in their Graduate Student and Faculty Ministry at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.
When I’m not doing those things, I’m usually either playing the piano, reading a good book, running, or hanging out with family or friends. Oh, and sometimes I’m blogging…
What is This?
The title of this blog, ‘hawgoothoth’, is a Hebrew word with multiple meanings depending on where it’s used in the Old Testament. It means both ‘meditations’ and ‘musings,’ which sums up what I write about pretty well. ‘Hawgoothoth’ can also mean ‘groanings’ or ‘lamentations,’ which doesn’t usually define my writing quite as accurately, but it’s good to know that the title allows me to groan and lament if I feel the need.