Publisher’s Note

From the "Not Afraid to Blow Our Own Horn" Department

We at are committed to publishing stories that encourage and enhance the discussion of faith and culture. As our mission statement makes clear, we live in an age filled with seekers who are “desperately trying to find deeper meaning in their lives but whose journey has little to do with traditional religious institutions.” We often highlight the diverse lives and experiences of young adult “spiritual seekers” all over North America and around the world.

But we don’t often take the opportunity to shine a light on one of our own. Which is why today I’d like to direct you somewhere else to read about a young adult we are very proud.

Unless you’ve read our staff bios in our “About Us” section here at BustedHalo, you may not be aware that our editor-in-chief, Bill McGarvey, is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. Over the past decade Bill has released five albums (both as a solo artist and with his former band Valentine Smith) that have been acclaimed by publications ranging from the New York Times and the Washington Post to Billboard. In addition to extensive touring and radio airplay, Bill’s music has also appeared in both films and network television.

This week, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR)—a highly respected independent newsweekly—published a cover story on Bill in which he discusses his new album Beautiful Mess, and how his own “spiritual seeking” informs both his work as a songwriter and as the editor of

Forgive us for tooting our own horn but, as you’ll see when you click the link to the NCR story, Bill’s own faith journey is right at home on

Thanks for reading. Enjoy!