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Written May 13th, 2007 with 7 Comments »

This part of my journey is complete. Tomorrow a new beginning is born. I am so excited for tomorrow! The M.Div is now a crinkled up wad of paper buried deep in my right pocket. If anyone wants to see it, I suppose I can dig it out. Meanwhile, I’ll be planting a church in […]

Written May 03rd, 2007 with 3 Comments »

I jumped on a Greyhound and moved to Hollywood, California when I was nineteen years old. I had all the usual reasons shoved deep into my front pocket (i.e., Fortune, Fame, and Rock n’ Roll), and enough youthful unction to actually give it a go too. The year was 1992. My time spent there […]

Written April 25th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

My semester is so near its end. The completion of this semester signifies the end of my formal education process. It’s been good. I’m so glad to be finished. Today, I take my very last class test. I’ll be done. All of my requirements will be fulfilled. All that remains is motions (i.e., show up […]

Written April 20th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

Note to my readers: I’m taking the next few days to finish up a few final seminary requirements and to start making a serious family transition from seminary/campus living to city living and church planting. There is a bunch of stuff happening right now, on a number of levels, and God is bringing it all […]

Written April 10th, 2007 with 6 Comments »

I stopped by my home office between classes to grab a little bite to eat and quick check my e-mail. Much more exciting than the Banana Nut Muffin I was snaking on was the e-mail message from Richard Tatum informing me of my top 20 position on the PneumaBlogs list! I ranked 4th. Awesome. Thanks, […]

Written April 05th, 2007 with 3 Comments »

Seminary has helped me prepare for a life of service by offering me time to shape and build more than a few indispensable tools that are absolutely required for this postmodern world in which we move, live, breathe and minister. I will, in a few short weeks, be handed my M.Div. I earned it at […]

Written March 30th, 2007 with No Comments »

I found David Harrington Watt’s thoughts on “cultural captivity” to be surprisingly interesting. No, I’m not a fanboy of his book, or its $50.00 price tag, or his so-called Ethnography, but I do think he is saying something seriously important as regards this particular subject. Well, he might not actually be saying anything at all, […]

Written March 06th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

I imagine Christian formation was much, much simpler in ages gone by wherein one did not have unrestricted access to the world’s evolving cache of raw information … Bunyan’s Christian has got nothing on me, I’ll tell you that much (Christian is the main character and journeyer in John Bunyan’s spiritual classic The Pilgrim’s Progress). […]

Written January 03rd, 2007 with 3 Comments »

On this day, one year ago, I was en route to Turkey and Lebanon (Beirut). I can not believe a year has passed since I took this trip. Wow! At any rate, below are two combined posts from last year regarding my departure and a few highlights gathered during my time spent in the Middle […]

Written December 31st, 2006 with No Comments »

Sept 18 2006: Today was the first day of CPE orientation. I met a great bunch of folk. The people I will be learning with seem wonderful. The 1st year residents are great too. The entire setting is wonderful. The director has really built a solid department, to say the least. I am so glad […]