Failing in Solitude

Word’s gotten around at church about my application to seminary. Last week two people mentioned it, then this week four did. I imagine the senior pastor brought it up at the last board meeting, in order to discuss what they would do if I left – whether to look for someone within the church, or […]

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The Post I’ve Been Avoiding

I’ve been avoiding this entry for a long time. But I’ve decided to finally face the music, suck it up and just type. Do I want to be a pastor? I’ve been asked that a lot in the last several months. Since I was in high school I’ve had a few church members tell me […]

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The rest of my trip

My aunt and I spoke for quite a while more – an opportunity I’d been praying for since we decided to go on this trip together. Thankfully it was given to me: the chance to share with her God’s never-ending love no matter the sin. The love that spurs me to gratefulness – away from […]

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Seminary

Last week I traveled to Kansas City and then on to St. Louis to visit two very interesting and two very different seminaries. Why seminary? Well, it happened sometime after this. I remember glancing through church job descriptions in order to make sense of this “thing” that was burning inside me, and I realized that […]

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Choices

America is the culture of overchoice. When faced with what should be a simple decision, the amount of time we spending weighing the pros and cons of each option is rarely worth the ulcer we got in the meantime. Tall or grande? Non-fat or low fat? Quality or quantity? Chicken or fish? DSL or Wireless? […]

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Being Called

God doesn’t called the qualified… he qualifies the called. It’s a favorite saying in my current circle of friends and while I appreciate the sentiment, I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the attitude of “throwing caution to the wind” because I fear this saying can promote that. So here comes a fundamental question: “How do […]

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