Charity is the Best Policy
November 14, 2008, 6:50 pm
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The fourth post called “Charity is the Best Policy” for my week of writing for Everyday Liturgy can be found here. Blurb –

  • Have you ever heard “honesty is the best policy?” Everyone says it, right? Have you ever put that into practice? “Uhh…” – yeah, my thought exactly…(more)

Wine and the Eucharist – and Take the Survey
November 12, 2008, 9:11 pm
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Post 3 for Everyday Liturgy can be found here.

Also, please take a few moments to answer a quick survey I made about using wine in Communion/Eucharist – click here.

The Holy Spirit and Tradition
November 11, 2008, 8:49 pm
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My second post called “The Holy Spirit and Tradition” for Everyday Liturgy can be found here. Enjoy!

Emergent Village’s Twitterfeed References My Post
November 11, 2008, 8:47 pm
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Announcement: Emergent Village found my first post “Is Sola Scriptura a Help or Heresy?” on Everyday Liturgy and placed it on their Twitterfeed.


Am I famous now?



Is Sola Scriptura a Help or Heresy?
November 11, 2008, 2:44 am
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Post 1 called “Is Sola Scriptura a Help or Heresy?” for Everyday Liturgy can be viewed here.

Announcement: Guest Blogging for Everyday Liturgy This Week
November 11, 2008, 2:42 am
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Announcement: I will be guest blogging for Everyday Liturgy this week so my friend Thom Turner have a break after he put on a killer Emergent Mid-Atlantic Conference. Most of my creativity will be focused there. I will post links to the site on this blog so you (all two of you) can always keep up.


What’s Cookin’? 107

Highlight(s) of the week: (1) The Phillies won the World Series! (2) Partying at Five Points in NE Philadelphia. (3) Parade with Amanda and Giselle. (4) Amanda has been incredibly supportive of me, and I really appreciate it (see “Ministry Update/Something(s) that broke my heart” for reason why). (5) Sunday – I got to go to The Well, and I actually was able to go to church with my family without having to do a million things (again, see below). (6) Amanda made waffles for breakfast yesterday. That was really cool.

What I’m reading: still reading Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw and The Historical Books by Richard D. Nelson; Relevant Magazine‘s November-December issue. 

Listenin’ and lovin’:


  • Podcasts: Listen to Mars Hills podcasts every week. The most recent one was called “Beware the dogs,” which I blogged about; and the Emergent Village Podcast; Everyday Liturgy started a podcast. I had to give a shout-out to my boy, Thom Turner.
  • Music: Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song” which I listen to, to make me happy. It’s just peppy, good fun. The Fall of Troy’s Doppelganger


Something(s) that blew my mind: How much fun it is when your team wins the World Series! Yeah!

Ministry update/Something(s) that broke my heart: I lost my job as a youth pastor because the economy is going down the tubes. The church had to make budget cuts. I was one of them. They’re paying me until the end of December so that helps (but doesn’t). What killed me is hearing from some of the kids about how much they’ll miss me. Talk about a heartbreaker.

So, I don’t know what to do next. I’m just praying and keeping my head up. 

Seminary update: still reading like crazy for our class on the historical books of the Old Testament with Gary Schnittjer. Almost done. 

Looking forward to: (1) What God has in store for me. (2) Trying to go to the Emergent conference on Sunday. We’ll see.