Stark Naked and Completely Exposed (or what to wear in the new year)

I had a friend at the seminary who once told me that the reason he wanted to become a pastor was so he would never have to worry again about what he would wear because he could always wear the clerical collar and shirt. I think he was joking… mostly. You know me and IContinue reading “Stark Naked and Completely Exposed (or what to wear in the new year)”

Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον… meditation

Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλ’ ἔχῃζωὴν αἰώνιον.  John 3:16 in Koine Greek. What if there was someone you have grown to love that spoke in a language foreign to your own, what would you do? Language is one of those most fundamental communication symbols. We take it for granted but it is an amazing thing that we can take sounds likeContinue reading “Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον… meditation”

At the bedside…

I’m writing to you today from my grandmother’s bedside at the hospital. It’s a place I find myself often, not with grandma always but as a part of my Christian walk. I am privileged to be with families during some of their most difficult times to the lighter moments, from major surgery to a quickContinue reading “At the bedside…”