Category: Thoughts

Back to the Future

This isn’t going to be a long post, or an overly deep post. I’m honestly not sure how many folks even read what I write, but for people who do stop by occasionally, you may have noticed that there’s a pretty long gap in my posting history. In all...

Old Posts

I’ve converted to a new hosting provider, and they don’t support numeric post titles. So if you’ve come here through a web search or saved link, you might end up at the list of postings. To work around that, here is a crosswalk between the numeric post links and...

New Song

Sing a new song to the LORD!(Psalm 96:1a) There are a couple of state parks within a half hour of where we live. This morning I was able to spend a few hours hiking, and I decided to try out a trail that I haven’t before, because the paths...

Guitar Hero

I’ve noticed that whenever I play Guitar Hero, I do really well…until I start thinking about the notes. As soon as I start thinking about the notes, and when to hit them, and in what order, and what finger is what color…I totally blow it and usually get booed...

Jeremiah

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  — Jeremiah...

Eye Drops

Matthew is going to be three this summer. As hard to believe as that is, it’s amazing to look back on the last several years and see how my life has changed along the way. To be very honest, I wasn’t excited when I found out that Christina was...

Social Justice

I’ve thought about the whole “social justice” thing a lot over the last decade, and my views have changed considerably along the way. I know that they’re not fully formulated even at this point, but I’ve learned a lot, and realized a lot, both through reading, and observing, but...

Large Churches

I’ve been wrestling with something for a number of years now, and particularly the last few days. As I’ve studied and grown in my faith, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the concept of large churches, for a number of reasons. I know that there are a lot of people...

Picking A Church

I’m going to be very frank about something. The whole idea of picking a church bothers me. I mean, from a Christ-follower perspective anyhow, and when we look at scripture, there is no “picking a church.” You’re either a member of “the Church” or you’re not. You’re either a...

Church Plants?

One brisk, cloudy Saturday morning, I decided to ride my bike downtown. We’d been living here for a few months, and figured that it was time for us to stop by and pick up our library cards. While I was standing at the counter, waiting for the lady to...