I really can’t stand church marquees in general. They are almost always obnoxious or embarrassing. They’re not too bad when limited to announcing times for events and no more. This time, though, one was likable enough to go viral and start showing up all over Facebook, etc. and it was from a church right here […]Read more "I <3 Hateful Christians"
This post was originally posted in May 2011 as part of a collaboration. It was organized and posted by Chris Goforth on Goforth’s Journal. Visit his site to see other posts that celebrate Portland. ………………………………………………………………………….. I have a confession to make. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’m not a native to Portland. There, I said […]Read more "The Adventures of Being a Man: Hiking the Trails through Portland’s Diverse Terrain"
I recently completed a journey that covered quite a distance. As I drove around the Portland Metro area making deliveries, I also experienced Eden, the Exodus, David’s rule in Israel, Exile in Babylon, the coming of Messiah, and the spread of a small sect of passionate Jews throughout the known world. How did I accomplish […]Read more "66 Books in 33 Days: Sprinting through God’s Story"
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"
So, the rainy season is here, or rather–since I live in Portland–the end of the dry season. It was the first rainy day since I started commuting to work by bike and bus, and I ordered a rain jacket just for that, but it didn’t arrive by the time I left for work. To compound […]Read more "Justice in the Rain"