Tag Archives: God

a halloween post: fear of spirituality

On Halloween, I find it appropriate to lay out one of my fears — get it out there so I can just deal with it already. Spirituality scares me. Of course, I’m not supposed to be saying this.  I’ve considered … Continue reading

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seminarian vs. seminary

Seminary doesn’t always play nice. When I see people that I haven’t seen in awhile (which is most people at this point because free time seems to no longer exist in my world) … they always ask how school is … Continue reading

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Solomon the Prayer Ninja

Sermon on 1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-45 (and Ephesians 6:10-20) — Preached on August 27, 2012 A few years ago, I started following the blog of Jon Acuff who blogs at a self-created site, “Stuff Christians Like.”  If you have never … Continue reading

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claiming my ashes

I’m sure most of you have figured out that yesterday was Ash Wednesday.  It’s not really a secret.  Especially in a seminary. So here at McCormick we had our usual community worship which included the imposition of ashes.  Now this isn’t … Continue reading

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fruit ninja faith

Yes, I’m probably late on this boat … but I have finally discovered the fruit ninja app on my smart phone. At first glance it seems like another distracting and highly addictive game that I really shouldn’t have spent the … Continue reading

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you are more than …

Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve done something so awful, you just can’t be forgiven? Perhaps you’ve grown up hearing and learning about Christian values.  Perhaps not.  You’ve been taught to believe in a God who loves and … Continue reading

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what is love … baby, don’t hurt me…

What is love to me?  In this moment?  Where do I feel the meshing of need and satisfaction … a few things come to mind today… Love is an e-mail from my grandmother when I know it’s not her preferred … Continue reading

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