there is beauty in those things we see as feeble and weak. are we willing to be weak in order to find beauty or will we continue to hide behind false pretenses, power, control and pretend as if we are greater than life itself?
Lovedrug I am on my way to by the new lovedrug album. you should all do the same. support music that still has some heart in it. Then i am going to drink coffee and read how to save the world. Technorati Tags: lovedrug
I went through and typed out all those book this year that have been most influential in my schooling. It was good for me to do this because I actually had the opportunity to realize that I did learn something this year! Philosophy: Brown, Warren; Murphy, Nancy; Malony, H. Newton eds Whatever Happended to theContinue reading “Reading List From My First Year at Fuller”
We have been packing for about two weeks, and we have already taken many things to the other apartment. Last week emily went everyday i think just to take even a couple things so that we would have less to move when the day came. it is here. I am picking up a uhaul todayContinue reading “friday moving day”
I found, at least for myself, one of the best places to spend a fourth of July Church service at – an African-American Church located in the middle of the hopeless and Notorious Skid Row of Los Angeles. Emily and I went to Central City Community Church of the Nazarene (CCCN) this Sunday and experiencedContinue reading “Fourth of July in Skid Row”
I am learning how to be more visible in my thinking, I want to be apart of greater communities, thinking and storytelling.
Class Journal #3 June 30, 2004 Three topics arose today as we visited Skid Row, the interrelationships between Rich and poor, how to deal with the overwhelming problems of the city, and also what missions means to todays evangelicals. First we spent time discussing the appointment with a wealthy CEO that Jude did with otherContinue reading “class journal #3”
June 28 2004 Urban Mission Models Class Journal #1 I was struck the very beginning of the class by one small statement read aloud and set the momentum for the whole day. This phrase was read from what I judged to be a clichéd filled poem called, an Urban Psalm 23. They never look inContinue reading “Class Journal #1 Fuller at Skid Row”
June 29, 2004 Class Journal #2 We arrived in Skid Row, LAs Homeless Containment” district this morning at about 9:00 am to find at least 10 people sleeping on the sidewalk. One person had a tent fixed to the fence and created somewhat of a small shelter about 7 feet long and 3 inches wide,Continue reading “Class Journal #2 Fuller Visit’s Skid Row”
Journal #4 July 1, 2004 Today, I began to have that camp feeling arriving with everyone around 9:15, groggy, people feeling more comfortable, and more personal with one another. Today was a day to think about getting personal with the city. Two things stand out our talks about the shift from parish ministry toContinue reading “Inner Change Journal #4”