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
Last week I posted about ringing in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the beginning of the death of mainstream evangelicalism. All of this needs to be considered when we ask ourselves, "what is next for the Church?" I don't listen to a whole lot of worship music, however Mars Hill Bible Church put out … Continue reading Reconstructing the Church: Part Two
Hello everyone! This week on my podcast #evangebros, Don and I talk about a literal six day creation and having conversations around that theological stance (whether we agree with them or not). Check it out here!
On October 31st, 2017 I sat alone at the bar having a pint quietly ringing in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by reading, The History of the Reformation in Scotland by John Knox. I purchased this book as a souvenir at his house in Edinburgh shortly after I left my last pastoral position. I … Continue reading Reconstructing the Church: Part One
Always forward friends. Originally posted on blog-o-dave: I haven’t always been this way. There was a time in my life when I believed everything I was told. I listened, obeyed and followed all the “rules”. There was a time when I believed that your problems were just that, YOUR problems…and to think that they were … Continue reading Good Reminders
A few years ago, I was disciplining under one of best men I’ve ever had the privileged of knowing, Don Schiewer. One of the practices he instilled in me was actually writing down things that I was blessing G-d for. Initially I had thought this was an absurd idea because I was young, arrogant, and … Continue reading Counting out Blessings
Over the past few months I have been consolidating old notebooks with my sermon notes, and just thoughts I have written over these past few sabbath years and consolidating them into 5 hardcover moleskins. I still have a lot of work to condense them completely but I found something I wanted to share: Please hear … Continue reading Lamentation Station
Alright before I start I just want to point something out. I searched three separate websites for stock photos where I just typed in the word, “hate” and a number of images came up. Some better than the one above. However, thanks to Free Digital Photos I downloaded this one for free. I want to point out … Continue reading I hate* people some times.
Over the next week I will be republishing posts from my previously defunct blog. Hope you enjoy them, stay tuned for new content coming soon! (Originally published on pintwiththepastor.wordpress.com on May 31st, 2016) Thought: Genesis 2:5-8, 15. "Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had … Continue reading Tilling the Fields