Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Category: Hawaii

August 20, 2014

California, here we come!

I moved 10 times growing up. As a TCK, these included moves to new neighborhoods, states, countries and continents. Shortly after college, I got married, returned “home” to Hawaii and stayed put for 10 years straight, an eternity by TCK standards. Honolulu is where I got my first real job, lost a parent, preached my first...

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December 28, 2012

2012 in review: A pivotal year for Honolulu rail transit

It’s been an eventful year from nearly every news angle. 2012 saw tightly contested races of both the Olympic and electoral variety. Headlines were dominated by stories of devastating loss domestically (mass shootings, a superstorm) and internationally (Syria, Libya, Israel/Gaza). If that’s not enough to think about, consider the humanitarian crises we largely ignored in...

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August 22, 2012

7 churches in 9 days

A couple months ago, a rare opportunity arose. My wife, who is employed at our neighborhood Lutheran church, took a trip to visit her family with our son for 2 weeks. With no official church responsibilities during this period, I suddenly had the freedom to partake of wild and crazy weekend indulgences I’ve always wanted...

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March 14, 2012

(Still) Waiting to Ride Honolulu Rail Transit

The Honolulu Star Advertiser published my letter to the editor today. For those without an online or print subscription, here’s what I wrote: There’s a great irony in Honolulu’s decades-long public debate over rail transit: Those who claim to be most concerned about the cost of the project are the ones driving up the price...

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