Darrell Lackey

is creating a different view of the world through writing.

About Darrell Lackey

"I [Christ] [we] shall Gather up All the lost souls That wander this earth All the ones that are alone All the ones that are broken All the ones that never really fitted in
I shall gather them all up
And together we shall find our home."
~Athey Thompson

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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