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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was six years old. It was “fellowship time” at church after the morning service before Sunday school. The kids congregated out on the lawn with a somewhat flat and worn rubber ball for the weekly game of kickball. I was never particularly fond of games, but my older cousin was especially good at kickball […]
I have only been to an Anglican church service a handful of times, but some of the most profound experiences I’ve had in church took place during an Anglican service. The most recent was my experience this past January when I took communion from the common cup for the very first time. With words I […]
There is a man in our congregation who is blind and he is a sweet old man (we’ll call him Jerry). I often see him getting dropped off on Sunday morning by public transit or walking down the sidewalk after church. Sometimes he is alone and oftentimes, there is a member of our congregation walking […]
Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday as the start of the Holy Week. As I was listening to the message at my church, I reflected on the speaker, Chad Glazener’s, comment to not move too quickly through the different events of Holy Week. Often times, we want to rush into the celebration of Easter, that we […]
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