Chaplain Mike put up a good conversation starter on the church and our place in it today, especially for those who are wandering. It’s odd to be in a place where I’m serving out of a sense of calling/giftedness/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, but where I choose to keep the institutionalization of it as far from me as possible. […]
There may be no faker set of people than the folks who say they value authenticity and community. Best line of the day. Christendom is dead. It just doesn’t know it yet. The thing about authenticity and community is that any group you could find to fit that description in truth is largely unknown to […]
I’ve always wanted to read Moby Dick “because it’s a classic.” But every person I’ve heard describe it makes me want to leave it there on the shelf. How did something so apparently loathed become so well regarded?
I’ll own that confession on L’Engle. My Mother-in-law gave me A Wrinkle in Time. I started it that evening and did not stop until it was finished. I repent in sackcloth and ashes for missing out on her this long. I don’t care if the story was intended for a young audience. It’s magnificent, and […]
My mom and my wife are out picking up some last minute food. My aunt and daughters are engaged in some activity. Grandma is reading, or napping, or both. And so I have a few moments of quiet and contemplation as Advent draws to a close. What better way to spend it by having a […]
Jaredd, I gave a Twitter-length answer on our Twitter thread, but this may be a better format. There’s no need to wrap your mind around how I’d measure the effect, because I have no intention to do so. I do find immense value in asking questions, though, even if they are uncomfortable. In this case, […]
While the US national media allows our less-than-ideal race relations issues to have a moment of attention, I couldn’t help but wonder whatever happened to all that reconciliation stuff us dudes were supposed to have learned in Promise Keepers back in the late 90s/early 00s.
For those who celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you’re all recovering well from the turkey hangover. It looks like I’ll be the proud owner of a new (beginner’s) mandolin on Tuesday. Do any of you play? I think I’m going to have to start learning a bunch of Irish music.
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