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Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual Musings

Not a Strategy, the Cornerstone.

August 11, 2011

This past Sunday there was a great article about Evangelicals in the paper. Being one myself it caught my eye and I read it with great interest. You can read it here. It gives a balanced portrayal of why evangelicals often get such a bad wrap in many circles while noting that many actually do a significant amount of […]

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 […]

A short manifesto on belief in times of fake-rapture.

May 22, 2011

Christianity made the news again. Fantastic. Yesterday came and went like so many have previously and I didn’t even get out of my shift at work. I have balanced trying to be funny about this “rapture” nonsense with being utterly infuriated about how this continues the status quo of society in general. I think the thing […]

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 […]

3 Things I learned this year…

July 22, 2010

After a year overseas it seemed like a good idea to take stock of what has taken place and see if I learned anything. Indeed I have learned a ton this year and so I wanted to spell out three major points that perhaps will help anyone who reads this in the future. Please note […]

Time to go…again.

June 29, 2010

I went on a walk tonight for the last time in Sokolov. I get on a plane tomorrow to go to South Africa, and in a few weeks, home. I’m filled with emotion and feelings and it’s just weird. When I left South Africa I was pretty happy. Not because I wanted to leave but […]


March 8, 2010

I’m in Hungary this week for my spring break. Traveling in Europe has been cool. Partly because you get to see new and cool things but mostly because you get to meet up and, however briefly, reconnect with fellow teachers who I trained with and got to know very well back in August in Pasadena. […]

Clarity versus Calling

February 11, 2010

Christians often use language that I just don’t get. As a Christian myself this can become bothersome. The two things that generally confuse me the most are “God has called me somewhere!” and “God spoke to me so I know it’s what I need to do!” It’s hard to express how far from my own […]

I Wish Someone Had Told me…

January 25, 2010

This entry might sound depressing at first but give me the benefit of the doubt until the end. It’s happy, positive, perhaps even corny so just keep reading, thanks. It’s been five months since I arrived I’m at the halfway point of my year here. Term 1 ends this week with Term 2 beginning in […]

Having a taste…

December 21, 2009

Taste and see that the LORD is good… I was going to write something else but things happen and so I’m writing the following. Hope you enjoy. Last night I was online before bed and noticed a Facebook status that said Brittany Murphy had died. At first I wasn’t sure who that was but than it clicked. […]