So, over at the Faith and Theology blog a meme has been started; it is spreading quickly. Sounded fun. I confess: I watched Kent Hovind videos as a child and argued with my fourth grade science teacher about the age of the earth. I confess: In junior high and high school I thought denominations that […]
Well, VBS finished up last Thursday, and I was on a retreat with our youth this week from Tuesday until today. The theme was “spiritual disciplines” finishing off what was a yearlong look at spiritual disciplines. There wasn’t a whole lot of teaching. Instead, I had them do intentional exercises (via scheduling and a workbook […]
I try to take theology seriously. It is helpful that I enjoy reading theology and listening to boring lectures by theologians and philosophers. However, I am deeply committed to the idea that theology is not for the ivory towers, but must be imbedded into the worshiping community. I mean, as much as I have respect […]
I was listening to the recent Youth Specialties Podcast with Tony Jones and heard a quote from Tony that is quite encouraging. According to Tony, the average article in a scholarly academic journal gets read by four people. Four. I guess my blog traffic is in “distinguished” company.
I’m trying to figure out what put me in my recent blog-funk. I haven’t pinpointed anything yet. But I am getting to the point were I’m wondering if I will even attempt to ever post again and I should just shut the ol’ blog down. That doesn’t excite me. But neither does writing anything. Blah. […]
It’s been a while. Lots of reason’s why. But, it’s mostly laziness. Let’s check up on the new year’s resolutions I made: Pray the daily office using Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours: Not going so well. Read through the Bible in 2007: Not going so well. Pray more for the youth ministry: Not going as […]
If you knew me in high school, you would have known that I was a huge car nut and motorsports fan. I never really was into such things for the prestige, but for the engineering and talent. I could watch a race car go around a track for days on end and marvel at the […]
… that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. I’ve missed three days of work being sick. It feels like an amazingly hardcore sinus infection. I’m off to the Dr. in the morning. When I get feeling better, I’ll continue posting my Neo-Youth Ministry Series.
Well, if you are going to make resolutions, you should at least see how you’re doing periodically. Here’s a rundown on mine: Pray the daily office using Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours: Not going so well. I was doing okay early in the year, but I never found a rhythm. I think I need to […]
I started doing this last year, and thought it would be a good idea to continue this year. Maybe this year, I can keep up with the list as I go and not forget books. Anyways, this post is mostly for my own personal record-keeping. As I read books and put them in my sidebar, […]