What is a white whale?

A white whale is the very thing that, for each of us, we chase into the night. For some their white whale is a white whale. For most it is something else entirely but equally elusive.

It may be God or enlightenment.

It may be love.

It may be a song, a poem, or a piece of hidden melody.

We each have a white whale. The thing that keeps us up at night or that keeps us scribbling madly, searching for that perfect equation that explains it all.

We pursue.

We hunt.

We struggle.

Some will find their whale.

For some, the whale will find them.

But we hunt, hoping to find it.


This blog is an examination of the things that give me identity, that haunt me, that give me pause. Art, faith, justice, and more, will all make an appearance here. I would love to know your thoughts.



Add yours →

  1. If you might have an interest in considering a review of my book on Christian pacifism, I’d be glad to send the word doc. You can take a preliminary “look inside” here: http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Pacifism-Fruit-Narrow-Way-ebook/dp/B005RIKH62/ref=la_B001KMODGY_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386259502&sr=1-4

  2. Hello, Jake! Mike Morrell and I really appreciate your blog, and think you’d be an excellent candidate for our Speakeasy Blogger Network. Do you like to review off-the-beaten path faith, spirituality, and culture books? Speakeasy puts interesting books in your hands at no charge to you. You only get books when you request them, and it’s free to join. Sign up here, if you’d like: http://thespeakeasy.info

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: