I met up with some friends who are also in academic theology—who both questioned if what I did was theology, upon hearing my excitement for the British Nietzsche Society Conference in September (which I actually won’t be able to attend…). Against their charges of ‘doing theology’, I said there’s actually ‘a lot of God’ in […]
Nothing gets me excited like talking about the Kingdom of God- Porsches come pretty close, but not quite. Growing up I always thought the Kingdom of God was some far away thing that I would never see in this life. The Kingdom of God seemed like such a far distant thing that was promised for […]
I have been meditating on the book of Ecclesiastes lately. Tonight as I was driving home late I stopped on the coast to listen to the waves and look at the stars. I murmured to myself: I am free to not make an impact. I am free to not have a legacy. I am free to […]
Mark Driscoll is trending again. This past week I read an interview transcript by John Piper on the subject of Mars Hill and Driscoll. I also read that Driscoll is beginning a new bible study series on Ecclesiastes that will be hosted on his website. I have often wanted to share my own experience at Mars Hill, […]
I’m interested in Brandon Hurlbert’s post here a couple weeks ago on ‘Why Theological Convictions Complicate Your Ministry But Not Your Mission’. I am not ordained nor am I seeking/training for ordination. So maybe there’s something I’m inevitably missing or misunderstanding here in Brandon post—this, I guess, is what I am trying to think through […]
Over the last few weeks I’ve had some time to reflect over the year. Its incredible how much everything has changed. Within the span of 365 days I’ve experienced moments of joy and celebration as well as grief and disappointment. Some transitions have been emotionally disruptive while others have been methodical and tedious. Some have […]
It’s 12 am and you are preparing a sermon for tomorrow. It’s 4pm and you are preparing for community group that will take place in your living room in a few hours. You have reached an impasse. You could take the easy route and give that nicely packaged sermon or group discussion that you have […]
I recently admitted to my coworkers that unlike many girls who seem to have many of their wedding details planned since childhood, I actually have more details of my funeral planned than my wedding. This is probably strangely morbid to most people, but I guess for me, it has become quite normalized to think about […]
As one of my good friends says: “’God loves all his children’ is somehow forgotten. But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago.” Actually, Macklemore said that, and he’s not one of my good friends, but I like to think if he got to know me he would really like me—but I digress. I […]
Father Brown, a delightful gift of G. K. Chesterton’s imagination (and not to be mistaken with the clever Encyclopedia Brown), is an unassuming genius in a clerical collar with an old ordinary umbrella who at one point in his life was able to summarize any page of St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica. Although Father Brown is […]
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