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
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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
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 have a fellow Christian friend who also writes about her Faith and reading her posts always makes me smile and fills me with hope. She’s a new Christian and has taken to writing about her journey. Why does her writing make me smile and fill me with hope? Because whenever I think I’ve screwed up, lost my way or failed my God I read her posts and realize we’re in the same boat and not alone. Her youthful tenacity
Welcome to day six. Also known as another catch up post in which I try my very best to keep up with National Blog Writing Month and fail fairly well. This year I’m focused on getting to the finish line with 31 posts and if that means playing catch up every single week, I’m going to find a way to accept it. Sunday’s on my previous NaBloWriMo were sometimes reserved for theological thinking – something I do enjoy writing about
Often with NaBloWriMo the challenge isn’t sitting down every day and writing – it’s coming up with stuff to write to fill the space of a blog post. That’s why NaBloWriMo is such a challenge – and why it’s fun and terrible at the same time. You wonder how the folks whose life blood is blogging and writing manage to keep on truckin’.
I’m not a Bible Scholar by any stretch of the imagination. Nor have I been theologically trained in much of anything aside from teaching in children’s and youth ministry. So when I get into my devotions I’m usually quite blind to the history of characters or the deeper strings involved within – which makes me slightly nervous to be writing down my thoughts here. I’m always nervous I’m going to take a logical leap over a shark or two and
Tonight’s podcast is my lesson I’m teaching tomorrow on “Kingdom Come”. Listen in as a wax religiosity!
You ever have one of those moments when life and devotional collide in a terrifying manner that defies logical explanation and you find yourself looking heavenward going, “I see what you did there. Nicely played God of All Creation, nicely played.” Yep. Had one of those moments tonight. And it was brilliant. The biblical basis for my devotional tonight was out of Judges in chapter 7 where Gideon is tasked with destroying an enemy of the Israelites. But God doesn’t do