I expected to be writing more often than this by now. In the culture of the moment, it seems that everything is public, but I keep finding things that I want to say that I cannot share with the world. Things about my past that I cannot share because they are still too raw within … More Teacher, Educate Thyself
My job title is Family Teacher (or, one half of a Family Teaching Couple), and as I’m getting used to that I’ve been thinking about skill-building of late. The teaching which is expected of me is entirely practical, not at all esoteric, and so if I am teaching effectively, the people I am teaching will … More Skill sets
I’ve been trying to decide how I’m going to talk about this season of life, and I’m still undecided. That means (I think) that for a while I’ll be using this space to tell stories about the work I am doing with my wife Christy, and to share reflections I have on what I’m learning … More Learning What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know
We had a video malfunction at St. Paul Church last weekend, so the service didn’t get recorded. Since it was the second week in a four-part series, I thought it would be nice to make the sermon available, in case someone was trying to follow along. So, what follows is the manuscript of the sermon … More Jesus is the Source of Your Joy
I’ll assume you’re familiar with the ol’ “good cop, bad cop” routine. If you’re not, I’ll encourage you to turn on your television to find one of the many iterations of “Law and Order” currently playing at this minute (well, unless it’s past the bottom of the hour, in which case we’ve moved on to … More Good Church, Bad Church?
I’m sitting here, in my back yard, enjoying the blessings of technology: plinking away this post on my Super Tablet (that’s the Asus Transformer 300, which I will take over any iPad), streaming new music all over the yard, taking advantage of the waves of wireless internet that emanate from my kitchen. At the same … More A Day Like Any Other Day
I’ve tried several times to write about this cultural moment, and my paralysis is perhaps best exemplified by my problem even finding a suitable shorthand name for all of this – because it is about so much more than Chick-Fil-A, and even the ongoing culture war in America. This moment is a symptom of several … More Losing Focus