About Jesse

    A veteran newspaper reporter, Jesse tells stories of regular people living with passion, struggling against injustice or simply practicing their faith. Through songwriting, magazine journalism and essays, Jesse aims to describe the human condition, especially the search for transcendence.


    The Atlantic


this littler light:
flashes of grace in politics, pop culture and publick houses

Review of Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2

Bono is a psalmist in the lineage of King David, whom the U2 vocalist has called ‘the first blues singer.’

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On Jay Bakker’s Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows

Where Jim and Tammy Faye got mostly hate from those supposedly defined by love, their son is offering what the church failed to offer his family — restoration, reconciliation and forgiveness.

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On Ancient-Future Faith

With hundreds of carefully chosen words, you can’t quite explain what I experience every Lord’s Day when I kneel at the rail to receive the bread and wine: Yes, Christ is precisely that for which I hunger.

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