Darrell Lackey

is creating a different view of the world through writing


I am writing out of my experience growing up in the Christian fundamentalist/evangelical world.  This space is for me to explore that experience and my present journey out of that world.  While still Christian, my journey has taken me to a wider, more open place.  If we were to think of the Christian narrative and experience as an infinite castle, I feel like before I was living in a very small area of that castle.  Now I feel like I am learning about and exploring the many labyrinths, rooms, nooks, and crannies of a place that goes on forever.  This space is about sharing what I am learning and experiencing as I continue to make my way out of that small part of the castle.

On a more personal note, I've served as the lead pastor of an evangelical church. Prior to college and seminary, I served as a camp counselor and youth leader; I've served on a worship team, playing guitar; I've served as a deacon and elder; and, at one time or another, I've served in most volunteer roles common to evangelical churches.  I note this only to say: I speak the language–I am very familiar with the fundamentalist/evangelical world. I grew up in that world.

I am a graduate of the University of San Francisco and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Now Gateway). I am presently part of a wonderful and beautiful gathering of Christians who meet in a private home. My wife and I live in Northern California and I now work in the private sector.

I actually see this space and my writing as a ministry of sorts. I hope I can help speak to those still in the fundamentalist/evangelical world, who know there is something wrong with that world, something that doesn’t quite line up with the Jesus they encounter in the Gospels or their experience.  I write for those who are searching and restless--who want to explore the castle.

My theological leanings now are a hybrid mix of Eastern Orthodoxy/Anglican/Reformed. Yes, I live on the bridge, betwixt and between. I’m sort of homeless and in exile, if you will. Perhaps you are too. If so, I hope you find my writing helpful and encouraging. You are not alone.  Peace.

I also blog at Patheos.
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