There’s a scene in the first “Hobbit” movie – the scene where Bilbo Baggins realizes he needs to leave the Shire and go out on a proper adventure. That this adventure will lead to a universe being created from one end of a book to the end of a third isn’t what matters. What matters is that this little hobbit who enjoys his home and staying in it – and never leaving the comfortable confines of his community. He’s content.
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There’s something unique about sitting down to talk with your young adults pastor and you’re absolutely convinced you should be leaving said young adults group…and then by the end of the breakfast with him you’re questioning every single idea you had in your head. No, it’s not as fun as it sounds but it’s absolutely necessary. The other part of the conversation that opened up a long rusting door in my mind was the idea of how a church can
I’m about to bloody my theological knuckles, so buckle up. Strap in. Brace yourself. And hold onto something. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. I figured I should put that warning there since there’s a chance I’ll be metaphorically and rhetorically crackin’ skulls with today’s post. And I can’t take credit for the inspiration of these words. I blame the twitter user ENT Monkey. Dude even has a website. It all started in the early morning hours today with
Here I am on the last day of National Blog Writing month. I made it! With a few days missed and a couple filled with content for National Novel Writing month – I made it! Looking back on the last thirty days much has happened. I left my five and a half year job for better pastures. I started doing my devotions on a daily bases more. And I began to understand how the last few years have affected me
It’s Monday. Commence with the gnashing of teeth and tearing of ritual sackcloth! I’m back podcasting about church, Jesus and the future of it all. I’m a bit bonkers and wander with my ideas but it’s fifteen minutes worth of marinating on the future of The Church. Give it listen and tell me how wrong I am.
Sometimes getting away from it all is the best medicine. Upon leaving my former employer I began to discover as I job searched that I had more time than I knew what to do with. I realized that I had allowed myself to get swallowed up in the job. It happens to the best of us. We turn into workaholics and while sometimes that is a good quality it is a very bad thing to run at full throttle all
I podcast to talk about “When God Kills Me.” The man I talk about is Mark Harp. His obit is here and his website is here.
That’s the song that’s playing in the background as I sat down to write this and that’s the title of the post I’m going to stick with for the moment. It’s been a few months since I put hand to keyboard. I’ve been on a rollercoaster ride in life. My work schedule changed, responsibilities temporarily flipped and everything put on its head. And in turn everything else in my little corner of the world went sideways.
When God moves, you’d better watch out. And I’ve seen him move, I’ve felt him clearing His throat and I’ve missed the “DUCK!” command when He suddenly shifts directions in the midst of something. It’s one part terror and one part awe. It’s one of those thing I’ve come to have a healthy respect for because those moments when the paradigm shifts, when the rug is pulled and when the clouds clear – those moments are the most amazing. Tonight’s
Tonight’s podcast is my lesson I’m teaching tomorrow on “Kingdom Come”. Listen in as a wax religiosity!