The following is an allegorical telling of my life’s developing relationship with Scripture. Enjoy. When I was a boy, my friends were more a matter of proximity than affinity. When you’re just starting to grow, other kids are more decoration than companion, but they can be comforting. One day I accompanied my mom to a […]Read more "A Voice with Many Faces"
Now that we have been living in the Lents neighborhood for over a month, and without housemates for over three months, I feel like I am beginning to understand more clearly just what came from trying to live in our intentional community. Chrissy and I still believe we were called to join with the people […]Read more "Training in Failure"
Things are changing for us and changing fairly dramatically. The direction we were moving and thought life was headed is being completely transformed, and we don’t totally know where it is pointing yet. God called us to live in community, to stay in Portland, to build Portland Jeremiah House. And now it’s over. We began […]Read more "An End, a Middle, and a Beginning"
I have started reading Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren F. Winner, and I have to say ‘thank you’ to Vanessa for recommending it to me because it has so far been powerful and inspiring. Winner is a Christian who grew up Jewish, and this book is about her insights into spirituality that she gained from Judaism […]Read more "Faithful with Every Bite"
I freely admit that the title of this post is stolen material. As in The Hobbit, I recently experienced a trying round-trip journey that led eventually to a life renewed and transformed. Yes, I am talking about moving! Specifically, I’m talking about moving into our house with our gang of loveable misfits known as the […]Read more "There and Back Again"
As I continue to share my thoughts about women and God, I want to clarify my intentions. I am writing about the beauty of God to be found in women and the wonder inherent in all daughters of Eve. I am not trying to lay out the different roles appropriate for men or women, biblical […]Read more "Learning from Eve – Part 2"
As many of you know, my wife and I are about to meet our first child, a little girl, any day now. I can’t really imagine how my life is about to change, but I can only think it will be for the better. As her arrival has come closer, I have been thinking about […]Read more "Learning from Eve – Part 1"