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Nothing Special, Simply Amazing

February 8, 2013


I’m tired of listening to NPR. On my morning commute I only ever catch the news, which follows this formula: (terrible event) + (responses of jaded politicians) + (“it’s not that simple” + complicating factor) = there is absolutely nothing that you, the listener can do to help this situation I don’t get any of […]

What do you think of these blogs?

October 11, 2012


I am in the middle of teaching a class at Western Theological Seminary called “Writing Outside the Sermon: Devotionals, Blogs, and Articles.” As part of the class each student needed to start a blog (or use an existing blog). Since blogging is meant to be a social thing, I thought I would list all the […]

Acceptance and Change

September 18, 2012


I love running. For years I have wanted to share this love with my wife Caryn. At various times in our marriage we would run together for a couple of months. I know she did this more out of love for me than from a deep-seated love of running. During those times when she wasn’t […]

My Beautiful, Messy Life

August 6, 2012


This morning, as I was driving to work, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the mess of life. My life doesn’t have many lines of symmetry. My life is more like some elaborate mobile with long and short branches somehow balancing together and moving in an unseen breeze. I don’t understand how all the […]

Theological Early Adopters

July 18, 2012


An Early Adopter (a term usually used with regard to users of technology) is …an early customer of a given company, product, or technology; in politics, fashion, art, and other fields, this person would be referred to as a trendsetter. Typically this will be a customer who, in addition to using the vendor’s product or […]

Catapult Magazine Article

July 6, 2012


If you aren’t reading Catapult Magazine, you should check it out. I have an article in the most recent edition.

The Wisdom and Experience of Scott Jurek

June 26, 2012


I’m in the final stages of getting ready for a youth trip to Denver, but I had to share a little story. Last week I got the chance to run with Scott Jurek. I only ran next to him for 30 seconds of a 4.5 mile run through Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery trails, but […]