In class the other day, I started doodling and came up with this image. Of course, it had little to do with class, but that’s how my mind works. As I thought through it, I really felt that it was
Bread. I like bread. All sorts of bread. French bread. Italian bread. Croissants. Baguettes. Hawaiian sweet rolls. Wonderbread. Dark German bread. Pretty much any type of bread, I can enjoy. (Except Bagels. Don’t really like bagels.) That being said, because
This past summer at camp, I developed the curriculum for the Day Camp program. Our theme was MOVE, based on Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and move and have our being…” We talked about how God moves through us
Hi there. So you know that whole spiel about how we shouldn’t take the Scripture we like and leave out the stuff we don’t like, as opposed to Thomas Jefferson who… well, did just that. Well, I agree with the
In my History and Philosophy of Ministry class, we have read from a book called The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter. One of the subjects he touches on in this book is the importance of a minister to know the
I had an idea about translating the Scriptures– The Bible is like the Bread of Life. It is filling and enlivening. To eat it we read it piece by piece, but sometimes we read a verse and it’s like pulling
I am going to cover this topic in an unconventional way—through YouTube videos. (This is where you react by crying out in a horrified voice, “YOUTUBE? How terrible! Why not GodTube? That is the holy choice for watching videos on
One of the issues we encounter as the Church is this—It’s Never Enough. – We try to help The Poor, but miss serving those in Prison. We focus on sending out missionaries, but not supporting Bible Translators. We cover this
What is your apple core? I’ve lately been strongly inspired to examine the apple and the apple core. How can we use them to illustrate ideas of faith. 1. The Core of the Church Imagine the whole of Christianity as
I am going to write about a topic that I will never fully conceive. But just as a sunset has beauty beyond the stretch of paint and canvas, and the artist still feels compelled to paint it, I must say
Matthew 3 1- Those were the days when Baptizing John first showed up, proclaiming the truth in the wilderness of Judea. 2- He shouted out, “Turn your live around! Heaven has come down to rule the world!” 3- Isaiah the
I’ve always been interested in the concept of verses. How they influence we read the Bible, how we memorize Scipture, how we understand God. This is, apparently, related to “paratext,” a concept in literary interpretation. Just like going to
The following is a piece I wrote about the Vespers service at Baylor for one of my English courses. Present GATHERING in PEACE & QUIET. It is 3:30 Vespers on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Baylor University. Miller Chapel
This is a pre-summary (summary of the work before the work is finished– kind of like an outline, but more fun) of what I will be speaking on for the Middle School students at Cypress Bible Church this Sunday morning.
I have thought about this for quite a while. What is faith? Is it a decision, a life-style, a belief, an attitude, a trust… All these and more, and yet, we seem to pinpoint faith to specific moments in time.
I created this a few months ago. I had been thinking of how ideas and images change over time and translation across language, culture, and medium. It’s curious.