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We have had scads and scads of babies born at my church lately and I started thinking that if what God does tells us something about who God is then what do babies say about God? If God is at work in the world - and I certainly think that He is - what do … Continue reading A Theology of Babies
Julie and I had a wonderful time in New York City last weekend. It has put us both a bit behind on our responsibilities back home so it has meant not a lot of time for blogging, sleeping, cleaning house etc. Here are three things I realized once I was able to see New York … Continue reading Three Facts about New York City
I learned today about two commercials that were banned from last night's media spectacular. One was for a conservative comedy site, "Jesus hates Obama," that is selling T-shirts, mugs, etc. Fox TV wasn't giving reasons for rejecting it, but the production quality of the 30 second piece suggests that the organization never thought the commercial … Continue reading Banned Superbowl Commercial
Thoughts from Jay Smooth from http://illdoctrine.com on Jesus, Martin Luther King, and the true nature of love's sharp edges.
by Julie Walker My first baby is going to be a teenager, very soon. How did that happen? I remember so vividly bringing him home from the hospital. We were both in pretty rough shape. Devin, still quite bruised from delivery and as yellow as a banana. Me, also 'bruised', yellow (and a few other … Continue reading The Clock Turns 'Teen
I'm waiting in Detroit and I am bored. Here are some highlights. Favourite Restaurant Sign At El Chicos in Dallas: “20% off your bill on Sunday (with your church bulletin)...(does not include alcohol)” Longest Hotel Hallway Ever This picture is real. It is the longest hotel hallway I have ever seen. It almost made you … Continue reading Conference Highlights
The canceled workshop continues today. I am choosing to see this opportunity as a way for God to train me in topics I need to understand better. Lesson #1 Use discretion in speaking in public I have overheard more phone conversations in the past couple of days that I can possibly relay here. People talking … Continue reading The Workshop Continues
I discovered today that the conference was not cancelled, the theme was changed. The theme of the conference is not on the use of narrative in forming missional communities, taught by Patrick Keifert, Mark Love, and Stephen Johnson but instead it is on the incarnational spiritual practice of patience, taught by Delta Airlines. We are … Continue reading Aliens in a Strange Land
Bad news. Freezing rain in Dallas. The rest of my conference is canceled. I am so disappointed. Facilitator Stephen Johnson closed the evening with a sober announcement: "I am sure many of you have been following the recent weather bulletins. This is the latest, 'we are anticipating a significant weather event.' Two inches of snow … Continue reading Conference in Dallas Canceled