get wise

Hi. My name is Andrew and I am a recovering know-it-all. I’d like to think I have been in recovery all my life, but sometimes I am not sure. For a while during my teen years I was sure that my mom meant this as a term of endearment I heard it so much. But…

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death to cynicism

This morning as I was pouring over my Twitter feed I noticed something aside from all of the tweeted pleas of school cancellations. I have a lot of cynical voices pouring into my life. Granted, most days I will read a lot of these updates, resonate with them and go on with my day, but…

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a bit wordy

There is a scene in the 1998 animated feature “The Prince of Egypt” that I absolutely love. And I think it’s because its also a scene in scripture that I absolutely love. Moses stands before the burning bush i.e. the very presence of YHWH and starts to make excuses for going before pharaoh and the…

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sound and words

This is far from my traditional post, but I thought it might be fun to share something. I recently decided to upload all of the sermons I have preached at Central Church of the Nazarene in “Big Church” (as I call it) to a SoundCloud account. And I know some of my family might enjoy…

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once divided

It comes around about every two years. And you would think I would see it coming. But all of a sudden I am blindsided by it. Sometimes it sneaks into conversations. Other times I am blasted by it over the airwaves. Lately it seems like Facebook has become the ultimate venue. I’m talking about a…

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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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words words words

In Act 2, Scene II of Shakespeare’s Hamlet we find a conversation between the young prince and Polonius as Hamlet is on the verge of breaking down into madness (which may have actually been the only way to cope with the truth of his disintegrating world). But in the midst of this conversation Hamlet is…

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another man’s wife

We have all been guilty of it before. And most of the time we don’t even realize we are doing it. Something doesn’t settle well with us or we feel like something needs to change and before we know it we find ourselves spewing word vomit about the church. I know this may seem like…

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sensitive

If you really want to get people’s blood boiling (this time of year especially) just mention the word politics. It’s fun just to see the various reactions. Some people just start spewing word vomit and others just clam up really quick. And one of my favorite things is to bring up the topic of political…

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God-talk

For those of you who have come to know me a little more through this blog, you know that I love theology. If you ever want to corner me and have my undivided attention for hours all you have to do is throw out buzz words like trinity or ekklesia and I am in. I…

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