- Chief influences: George MacDonald, Arthur C. McGill, Søren Kierkegaard, C.S. Lewis, Richard Beck, Ernest Becker, Andrew Murray, Charles Williams, William Stringfellow, Dallas Willard, Anabaptist thought
Interests: Christian practice, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, social action, wildlife, conservation, dog training, web design and development, Doctor Who, music, etc.
- "Coerced religion, on its good days, produces hypocrites, and on its bad days, it produces rivers of blood." — Michael Suman, paraphrasing Roger Williams from the eighth point of the preface to "The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience"