I have been silent on here for a while. The year started with some bad news for my wife and I, and I didn't have the heart to write. Then I thought of a series for Lent, but we found out we were going to have to move from Columbus to Northwest Ohio. Then a … Continue reading Forward.
Her bookshelf For everyone who has waited patiently and been praying faithfully, here is the latest: our social worker returned from a trip to Malawi this week to explore the barriers to obtaining visas. The adoption process is smooth with Malawi but the US counselor is reluctant to grant visas without a letter from the … Continue reading Adoption Update
When I was a young ministry pup, I had been hard into learning the critical analysis and historical context of the Bible and deconstructing it before it was cool. I would (and still do) argue about nuanced things people over look in order, not to prove why my interpretation was correct but, to show that … Continue reading Rainy Day Books
Friday my wife and I announced on our social media that we are adopting: "So many prayers. So many years. So many times we received a no when we wanted it to be yes. When we “found” her, we knew. It was time. Now that our home study is nearly complete and we are heading … Continue reading We are adopting!
Today it has been two years since I dipped my toe back into the ministerial waters. Not to spoil tomorrow’s Evangebros episode, but I was invited back to preach at the last church I was on staff at. It just so happened that the day I was given to preach, was the last regular service, … Continue reading Toe dip.
I haven't done this a lot since we relocated to Columbus but, when I was in Grand Rapids, I would make breakfast every morning before I went to work. One of my favorite things to do (much to the dismay of my wife) was use our wedding china to eat off of and drink out … Continue reading Morning has broken.
I didn't post this on Sunday for some reason but, this time of year, this video always comes to mind. Resurrection: Rob Bell from Rob Bell on Vimeo. This video is almost ten years old and came about at a time I needed it the most. May we continue to be people of the resurrection. … Continue reading He. Isn’t. Here.
Hey everyone, new Wednesday means new Evangebros episode! This week Don and I chatted about the resurrection, what it means, and why it is or isn't important. Here are a few things I learned while prepping and recording this episode: I have spent, in contrast to what I had originally thought, very little time thinking about whether … Continue reading Easter Post Mortem
Sure it's sad that a centuries old church burnt up this week, especially during Holy Week. It is an architectural beauty with great paintings, history, and a Disney film. However, there have been three churches in Louisiana that have been historically black that burnt up as well. Notre Dame will be fine and a few … Continue reading Holy Notre Dame Week.
Hello everyone. New episode of #evangebros today! Check out the episode here: Palm Sunday on Wednesday This was a lot of fun to record, but more over there were quite a few learning moments for myself that I am grateful for, here are just a few highlights: For a long time I was under the impression … Continue reading Palm Tuesday on Wednesday