I‘m Alex Blondeau. Following in my father’s footsteps I did my undergraduate work in the fine arts. After four years or so in the world of advertising as a graphic designer, I jumped ship. I then completed a Master of Arts in “Christian Thought” from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul) in 2010 which culminated in a thesis in the area of theological meta-ethics. The paper explored the question: “is God necessary for morality?” (The answer is: Yes, but not if God “exists.”) I am now in the process of working towards my PhD. at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. My work centers on the paradoxical nature of salvation as worked out in Paul Tillich’s philosophy of religion and as exemplified in the psychotherapeutic spiritual Christology of Sebastian Moore. Recently my work has centered around how adventure can serve as a doorway to salvation, and also be reinforced by Centering Prayer.