The Carroll family is beginning our 4th year here in the UK and there are still a few things that confuse me. It might be that I never took enough time to delve into the mechanics of these things, maybe someday I will. But for now I’d rather rant about their inaccessible (in my eyes) […]
The “potluck” is one of the greatest things about going to a small church. For those who have never experienced it, it is a full range buffet with only the most delectable foods made by the moms and grandmas of your church. Tables are set up so that all of the congregation may have their […]
When I was in high school, our music classes were in danger of being cancelled. I’ll never forget the night I played fly-on-the-wall at a school board meeting while the powerful adults discussed the future of our program. Silent the entire time, I went home that night and cried – I had failed to speak […]
At long last the edited volume from the Harry Potter conference held at the University of St Andrews in 2012 is now in print and you can get your copy of Ravenclaw Reader here! The conference was a complete success, being one of the most enjoyable and stimulating academic settings I’ve ever been in. It […]
Over the past few months Twenty One Pilots (TØP) has slowly but surely become one my all-time favorite bands. I have been listening to all three of their albums, Blurryface, Vessel, and Twenty One Pilots (self-titled) pretty much nonstop. Car Radio The first song I heard by TØP was ‘Car Radio’. The song is unique to their […]
Just the other week I was walking around St Andrews and I bumped into a pastor friend here in town. We stopped to chat for a minute and he asked me what I think of P.O.D.’s new album. WHAT?! There’s a new album?? is what immediately went through my head. And so I ran back […]
This is going to be another incoherent post: Many in UK, and I believe certain contingents of the US, have been excited about series 6 of BBC One’s Great British Bake Off. I have never really been into Bake Off, preferring other ‘Great British’ food show on BBC Two: The Great British Menu, which is […]
Today is August 25th and that means that I am exactly one month away from submitting my PhD thesis. It’s a crazy feeling to be so close to finishing. It’s an even crazier feeling to consider all the work that I still want to do before I submit the thing! A friend recently told me […]
Welp, Aldon Smith got arrested again. And now he’s been cut from the San Francisco 49ers. If you haven’t been paying attention to the 49ers this offseason, you’ve missed a remarkably hellish nightmare for fans like me. And this is like the icing on the cake. Except the cake is serious rubbish and the icing […]
At the time of writing this blog I am sitting outside of the secondary venue at the Keswick Conference in the Lake District of England waiting for the main speaker to begin his sermon. I just listened to an older white guy warm up the crowd with a vigorously spoken word concerning God’s preeminence over […]
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