Hi there.

My name is Hugh Hollowell, and I’m a writer, a newsletter publisher, and a pastor. I have been building inclusive communities for more than 15 years now, and I’m seeking to create a compelling vision of a better world.


Each Monday, I send out Life Is So Beautiful, a newsletter about the search for beauty in an ugly world, and every issue includes five links to things I thought were beautiful.

On Friday, I send out The Hughsletter, which is where I share links to all that week’s writing and occasional links to things that I thought were worth sharing.

I have a blog, updated each weekday, called Humidity & Hope where I’m documenting what it means to try to build a better world in my context, here in the Deep South.

And I have an old-school blog called Leftovers… which is just that: Things that don’t fit elsewhere.

My writing has been published in The Washington Post, Ethics Daily, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Profiles of my work have appeared in venues ranging from NPR’s Morning Edition to Fox News and The Christian Century. I have lectured or presented in a wide range of settings, from Duke University to Antioch College and The Wild Goose Festival.

I currently live in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, MS with my wife and two very spoiled cats.

Khakis over jeans, sour over sweet, cats over dogs, and coffee over tea. I don’t have a plan.

If you want to get in touch, email me at hughlh@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by.