About

My name is Fr. Nathan R. Hale. I am a Christian husband, father, priest, writer, and musician living in Phoenix, AZ.

I created this site to help you where I can and to share what I’m learning about and living out.

You’ll find everything from mysticism to music, technology to theology, personal productivity to pop culture, all through the lens of the historic Christian faith experienced in the 21st century.

I hope you find something true, helpful, encouraging, inspiring, or beautiful here.

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My Story

I’m on a long, slow journey toward a simple, profound faith in Jesus.

I grew up Benin, West Africa as the child of Southern Baptist missionaries. I grew up in a Christian culture that valued the Bible, enthusiastic worship, powerful manifestations of God’s presence, and unity in diversity.

When I came back to the USA I hit a spiritual wall. I became discontent with the over-individualistic, self-serving, entertainment-driven faith I had appropriated from popular Evangelical culture.

I found answers by returning to my African roots and the wisdom of the ancient church. Slowly, by the grace of God, I began to discover a way forward through study, self-discipline and contemplation.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, but I want you to be able to learn from them. I want to help you move closer to Christ, and help you teach others how to cultivate a heart that desires Jesus more than anything.