I posted an entry just prior to this one that will be infact my message at my sister’s wedding tomorrow. October 1. She is 18 and is getting married to her boyfriend since she was 13. I am performing the wedding. There is part of me that doesn’t want to do, I guess it isContinue reading “Speaking Life and Bringing Hope”
The Wedding Message I Gave During My Sister’s and her New Husband Wedding Ceremony October 1, 2005. Silas and Steffanie, the reason you are here in front of everyone is not only to make your love and commitment to each other public but also to put your marriage into the center of a community ofContinue reading “112810927749388938”
I tend to get excited about simple things. And then I try to wear them out, or at least this is what emily tells me I do. But anyways, she turned me on to this whole “cream top” phenomena as I like to call it, and frankly its revolutionizing my life. You really need toContinue reading “the cream of the top”
I am reading through On the Road by Jack Kerouac as one of my non-theological works to help me see the world as more than philosophical treatises. I must confess I am also reading it because Bob Dylan writes about how it influenced his life in his autobiography Chronicles. I have enjoyed reading it, itContinue reading “112743268978761422”
Here is an article from thefriend.org I am posting it not because I agree or disagree but rather I would like to hear any responses from those who are interested in adding their two sense. A Quaker firearms officer writes Paul Longden Like you, I hope for a society where there is; no violence, noContinue reading “112740356389398880”
A really good article about re-monking the church from Christianity Today. I am surprised the favorableness the magazine gives to such a radical idea.
The Lyrics from Arcade Fire’s “Intervention” In response to comments about the “world” knowing more about the Jesus than the church. I thought this song was good example. Keys taken back I throw The people they all grow And choose what they want written on their stone All quiet and alone You can taste theContinue reading “112714831948954434”
In Ryan’s post today he notes some of the “characteristics” of the emerging church. These are the things that I have taken in one hand and held quaker “characteristics” in the other and have found incredible similarities. This means a couple things. a) the Spirit when renewing the church does similar things. b) the FriendsContinue reading “112690291825375809”
I am trying to get into the swing of working 8-5. Emily and I have been getting up at 5:30 which gives her some time to prepare spiritually for her day filled with 9th and 10th graders. I get up and read blogs, post comments, and try to peel my eyelids open. I have beenContinue reading “a new life and a new light”
Ryan Bolger has a very interesting and useful post about the use of blogs for churches. he is my comment, lame but nontheless.