Rebekah and I love our home, but it’s not for any particular architectural features so much as the fact that it is our home, together, something that – unlike this current address – has been almost four decades in the making.
I understand that growth is a natural process, and that part of the definition of life necessarily involves change, but sometimes I’m blown away by how dramatic biology is when it runs rampant in the garden and beyond.
If you read this blog often then you already know that I live out of a theology of promise and light. I think that “living out of” a particular theology is an important idea for us to wrap our minds, our hearts around, and our intention too.
First, and I can’t say this strongly enough, the Paris attacks were the work of evil, not Islam. The agenda of ISIS has nothing to do with God, and everything to do with the purposes of evil.
“Summer Vacation 2015” was built around one simple goal: Rebekah and I wanted to attend worship and meet the faith communities of people we love. That’s not necessarily an easy task for a preacher’s family. We tend to be kind of… Read More ›
There is one element of “the life of a pastor” I’d like to try to write about that I haven’t covered before. But I’m not quite sure where to begin. The job – “minister of word and sacrament” – is… Read More ›