hitler’s girlfriend

It’s weird how a memory sticks with you sometimes. I can’t remember the name of the venue (although I think it was Metro Cafe), but I’ll never forget seeing one song performed by the band Dime Store Prophets. I honestly couldn’t tell you any of their other songs, but I can still hear this one…

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smaller and less

Recently there has been talk about making Christmas bigger and better than ever. And something about this just hasn’t set right with me. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and big family gatherings and all the festivities around the church. But bigger and better than ever? I’m not quite sure those are…

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lenses

While eating lunch with some colleagues the other day I noticed that one of them was trying on the other’s glasses. His prescription was running out and so he was looking at a more “hip” frame for his new eyeglass prescription. Eyesight is one of those weird things that way. Not having ever needed glasses…

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hard things

One of my favorite shows on TV right now has to be Parks and Recreation. Not necessarily because of the content, but because of the exaggerated characters it brings together. Andy Dwyer is probably the best representation of the exaggeration. He is basically a seven-year old in an adult body. In an episode featuring Andy…

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oh drama

First of all let me begin with a confession. I love naps. I do. And I am pretty sure I am not the only adult out there who enjoys sneaking in an hour or two on a weekend day just for an extra boost. And today was one of those days. Now the reason I…

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a little nudge

I am not sure if people are ever curious about the preparation that someone like me puts in for a sermon/talk or not, but I thought it might be fun to flush it out here. I imagine the process is different for everyone. But for me, it always seems to vary between a few options….

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context

Last night during some conversation around the dinner table, I was told that I was getting on another soap box. I believe I actually have a pantry full of them. But this particular one revolved around the misuse of scripture. I like to think about it this way. Politicians, professional speakers, writers, journalists…all of these…

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