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My Journey with Camp (Part 3 of 3)

July 18, 2011

The next morning after my epiphany I got the news that the two biggest antagonists in my CIT program were being sent home for transgressions on their day off. A bit of me was sad; I didn’t want people to be sent home. But a larger side of me said, “Wow…God must really want me […]

My Journey with Camp (Part 2 of 3)

July 16, 2011

I took the next summer off. I went on a summer missions trip with my church. I think some people attribute too much import to this experience in terms of my growth. Did it help me grow and mature? Certainly it did. Was it the magic bullet that led to what occurred the following summer? […]

My Journey with Camp (Part 1 of 3)

July 15, 2011

I have had a long and fruitful experience at my camp. I have never fully explained my camp story to people. It has not been a secret; at times I have told people openly bits and pieces. Having returned to camp this summer in a leadership position I thought now would be an appropriate time […]

Encouraging and Complicating…

April 10, 2011

I have had the opportunity to teach formally for an entire year (last year in the Czech Republic) and informally in a wide amount of places and contexts. Until last week however I had never observed an actual trained teacher teaching an actual high school class. A requirement of two of my classes this semester […]

So about this teaching stuff…

February 8, 2011

Given the title of my blog I realize it might be a good idea to write a bit about my epic “Journey in Teaching” on occasion. So here’s a super exciting update. I started graduate school a few weeks ago. For teaching. This amount of information is evidently never enough for people so I’m forced to add, […]

Let’s not forget the fun…

January 26, 2011

This entry was inspired by church this past Sunday. During the sermon I kept thinking about how I would like to use my thoughts this summer at camp but realized that’s too far away. So I’m writing it down now while it’s fresh. My church is doing a sermon series on family and each week […]

Back to School…

January 18, 2011

Starting next week I start something I have been thinking about for over a year. Ever since I started to find my groove last year in the Czech Republic I have been thinking about becoming a teacher full-time.  To do so, getting my Masters in teaching was the next logical step. Now, after applying, getting in, […]

Giving and the Holidays

December 17, 2010

It’s about a week till Christmas and everyone is in a veritable frenzy of activity. A brief look at my Facebook newsfeed reveals the parties, shopping, exams, and other things people are trying to get done so they can enjoy themselves come that special day. One thing that is hardly ever mentioned however is the topic of […]

Some Thoughts on Bullying…

December 5, 2010

Bullying has been all over the news recently. The main cause has been a rash of suicides by teenagers who were bullied for being gay or being perceived as gay. It’s been troubling reading all these stories. On one hand I connect personally with a lot of the articles. I grew up unpopular, not for being gay but just […]

Defending Church

November 7, 2010

It is easy to knock church these days. Organized religion is being seen less and less as a positive thing. At best it is seen as a boring, unimportant, harmless chore for unusually dedicated folk to do to feel better about themselves. At worst it is a unsafe incubator of hate, distrust, scandal and secrets, […]