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!
Last week was my wedding anniversary. The past eight years have felt at least 16 years long, and at the same time five minutes. They have been the greatest and hardest years of my life, and the Evangelical Church did little to nothing to prepare me for it. For all of the feigned worries of … Continue reading Unsolicited advice.
New episode means more behind the scenes thoughts and insight. This week, my wife and I were driving back from a quick trip to Grand Rapids and when we hit traffic and Don and I chatted we realized we were not going to be able to record a normal episode. So he suggested Jette and … Continue reading Get to Know Your Bro!
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.
Hey everyone, I apologize for the delay in updates, it's been a weird few weeks. I promise next week everything will be up and running again and I thank you for your patience. In the meantime here is a picture of one of my favorite sculptures the McJesus by Jani Leinonen Peace be with you.
New week, new Evangebros about Judgement Day. With a new episode comes a few thoughts that I had while we were recording, and things I am still thinking through: Counseling has helped me see myself (and G-d) in a healthier light. I've never been happier with the measure I use to judge others with. Everything's … Continue reading Judgement Day
I am joining in the literal thousands of voices this week honoring the woman that changed Christian writing forever. The one and only, Rachel Held Evans. Over the past few days, the conversation in my house has been filled with a lot of, "I cannot believe she's gone" or "it really feels like the world is … Continue reading Thank you Rachel.
Hello everyone! Wednesday means another new episode of Evangebros [ ] A couple of things that never occurred to me that came up while recording and preparing for the episode: Part of the messianic expectation around the time Jesus was walking the earth was another David. Someone who would over throw the current Rome occupation, this … Continue reading Take up your cross?
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.
A little over two years ago I started to read about the desert mothers and fathers who where key to the beginning monasticism within the Christian faith. They would remove themselves from their lives in cities, or wherever they were at and gave up their possessions to live in desert communities. There they would focus … Continue reading Desert Wisdom