I am on a journey. I’m on a quest. An adventure even, and like most real adventures, it’s less fun and more difficult than the ones we imagine as kids or enjoy through the safety of a good book and a cozy chair. While we are all experiencing the adventure to some degree, all of […]Read more "Rediscovering Intention"
Calvin Miller’s The Singer is a narrative poem retelling Jesus’ story in the context of the Middle Ages, and the main character is a bard who sings a song that changes lives. The book is beautiful and poignant, and it communicates in ways an essay or a speech could not. Yet, the Singer’s song is […]Read more "An Old Song with a New Dance (Part 1 of 2)"
Tina Lips led the discussion on Matthew 6:19-34 today at Evergreen as we continue to go through the Sermon on the Mount. There was a lot of good discussion on the whole passage, talking about what treasures we set our hearts on and where we leave our priorities. The section of the passage that got […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans"
This morning I went to church early to rehearse with the band, and Chrissy went to do homework at a nearby coffee shop until it was time to join us at the Lab. While she was there she overheard a conversation involving the two baristas and a patron that came in for a few minutes. […]Read more "Love and Rejection, A Tale of Missional Living"
As usual, life is busy. Whenever I actually live in such a way that doesn’t completely reflect slug-likeness, I seem to be in a constant state of being almost behind. I suspect–as long as it doesn’t spiral out of control–this fact is a good thing. Not all busyness is mundane, however. This weekend Chrissy and […]Read more "Checking in from PDX"