Ni hao, world! I’m Mike Allen, just another guy who has a blog and sort of stumbles through life trying to figure it out a little bit at a time. I love Jesus, my wife, my daughter, and the life I’m living in Shanghai. And I’m trying to do better with all of those.
I’m also trying to work out what it looks like to be a theologically conservative Christian whose social and political views, sexuality, interests, and overall disposition don’t fit very neatly within the culture of the conservative church. This tension is a reoccurring theme in much of my writing, and I invite dialogue with people from all over the spectrum. I’ve learned, unlearned, and relearned a lot so far in my journey, and I look forward to future growth through interactions with others. In the end, I just want to know Jesus better.
Because really, that’s the point of it all.