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 grew up, like most Christians, immersed by Christian culture. Left Behind books, Kirk Cameron movies, Tee-shirts with Christian knock-off slogans. Half of me lived in this realm, the other half lived in secular culture. Stephen King, Jim Carey movies, and non-knock off tee-shirts. All people, Christian or not, care about culture. We want our […]
Sometime after I graduated High School, but before I went to college I was fervently trying to decide what I was going to do with my life. As the fog began to clear and I could see that the LORD was calling me to some type of ministry, I began to devour books and podcasts. […]
Fullerton, CA The downtown area of this small Los Angeles suburb is home to over a dozen bars ranging from Mexican cantinas, Irish pubs and average American bars. Every Friday and Saturday evening, the streets swell with college students, business executives, the poor, the rich, and everyone in between. These bars are filled with these […]
This question has today been forgotten. ~ Martin Heidegger, Being and Time. Last week, I returned to my university-hometown/home-university-town for a wedding for the wedding of two of my best friends. On the night before the wedding which I spent with the groom and the other groomsmen, I started thinking about how could we capture the ‘essence of singleness’ […]
So, it’s Shrove Tuesday today. According to Wikipedia: The expression ‘Shrove Tuesday’ comes from the word shrive, meaning ‘confess’. … Many of these Christians, on Shrove Tuesday, make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to […]
For this weeks post I would like to take a couple of moments to coin a phrase. At least that was my intention before I preformed an extensive search of all available writing the world has ever known in order that I might claim this unique phrase as my own. (In other words I used […]
About a month ago, I wrote a post giving reasons why I believe Christians should be good storytellers. After I had shared it on my Facebook wall, one of my close friends commented, in a joking manner, that I should have written the article as a story. While he was only making light of the […]
Have you come across Time magazine’s recent ‘calculator’ which works out the (median) average age of your Facebook friends who are married? Time magazine diagnosed I am almost a year ‘overdue’ to be married. And, as you know, the internet never lies. I was not too surprised by the diagnosis that I am ‘overdue’, that […]
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