Monthly Archives: January 2013

Irresistible Church, Pt. 4: Answering a Question No One Is Asking

Jesus began his official ministry in Nazareth, the town where he was raised.  And in Luke 4, we see that he began it by answering a question no one was asking him. From the book of the prophet Isaiah he … Continue reading

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No reason to go to bed

Why am I blogging after midnight, when I have mountains of work ahead of me tomorrow and I know getting up will be as hard for me as it always is?  I have no reason to go to bed.  After … Continue reading

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The connection between my back pain and Zambia

My back is killing me.  It’s a lower back pain that feels like at any moment something is going to explode, and doesn’t allow me to do simple things like sit or bend over.  It’s frustrating, unsettling, and very humbling.  … Continue reading

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Irresistible Church, Part 3: Dao Shalom Cafe

Today, I had the honor of being part of an alternative church experience.  Born this past September, the idea for Dao Shalom Cafe came from a dear friend of mine, who is on a journey to discover what church can … Continue reading

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Irresistible Church, Part 2

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention something huge happening in my life right now: we’re moving.  With our daughter getting bigger and more active every day, and with a baby boy on the way, we are moving into … Continue reading

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Love the Hero, Hate the Injury

Injuries suck.  They hurt, they debilitate, and they come back.  But I’ve also found that they sure do draw a crowd. As I watched Robert Griffin III buckle his knee, after so many questions about whether or not he should … Continue reading

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Irresistible Church, Part 1

Hot.  Crowded.  Loud.  Uncomfortable.  Reeking of sweaty kids, cheaply made pizza, popcorn (which was probably just the smell of feet), and sweaty kids.  These all comprise the wonder that is Chuck E. Cheese’s on a Saturday evening.  Another thing I … Continue reading

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More on NY Eve

Depending on one’s beliefs and personal stance, my last post could either be considered too harsh and critical, or too nice and easy.  My purpose was not to be either, though.  I was offering my honest reflection of the events … Continue reading

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NY Eve Ministry (or “What I mean when I say I’m still processing…”)

Sorry this is so long, but I have to set this up just right. On New Year’s Eve, some friends and I were invited to participate in a special event happening on the Rose Parade route.  A particular Christian denomination, … Continue reading

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Why now?

WordPress asked me why I wanted to start a blog now.  I said, “It’s 2013.  Why not?”  Thing is, I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions–maybe it’s just been an excuse for me to not change the way I usually … Continue reading

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