I just thought I would throw some thoughts out there and see where we go. This is partly for me to see my own thoughts on paper, but also to create a dialogue so that my thinking can be shaped. Quarantine and etc has made for some interesting internal thought patterns. So, let’s take a […]Read more "COVID-19 and the Church"
Tonight I hung out with three fabulous individuals. One I know and love. One I only knew through text, but I knew he was lovely. And the other I met this evening. We all met in a venue I love, owned and run by a man who knows my name. I love familiarity. The last […]Read more "Familiar."
One of those moments you hashtag “1stworldproblems” and then cringe at your own insensitivity. I’ve spent the last two days meeting with colleagues, creating beautiful things for beautiful times, and in the down times I’ve been exploring the streets of the town I’m currently in through the eyes of two mobile phone/ GPS games. Ingress (a giant […]Read more "The plight of the privileged."
My good friend Jonathan is sleeping on my floor. He is from Sweden. He is from an island and loves the sea. I hate the ocean. I grew up inland in the mountains and currently live in a similarly inland city without mountains. He is kind of a jock. In the sense that he loves […]Read more "Why are we friends?"
A few blogs on how I have read the bible wrong in the past. For the introduction refer to ‘this blog’. Tonight I watched a movie about addiction with a class of social work masters students. The movie was old, tense, irritating, kinda boring but super obvious about the sneaky, destructive tendencies of a person ravaged […]Read more "Reading Scripture wrong: Addictions and grace"
written a few weeks ago. Posted because I like reality too. “Roses are red, Violets are blue. I miss just hanging out with you. Also, if roses were blue too, that would be pretty great. Because blue is awesome.” In the midst of an incredibly extroverted life that has enjoyed immensely the adventurous life i […]Read more "Roses are red."
up until this week there was one thing that could instantly transform me into a blubbering crying mess. Scenes in movies with Dads and sons reuniting. BOOM instant crying. Not that I have had one of these moments with my own Dad. I love my Dad and have always thought he was great, but, maybe […]Read more "God is home."
You know what grieves me to my core? Like, deeply grieves me? And has done for most of my life because I’ve seen it up close, I’ve seen it destroy peoples lives. People that i love intimately…. The division of Christians around the world makes me want to vomit. And i’m not talking about an […]Read more "The love we are painted by."
You know the face. Eyes closed, hands raised, sometimes our bodies start to weave back and forth a little. Maybe a little jumping. looking upwards. You don’t really think about what a crowd of worshippers looks like until you play a song with four chords that you know back to front and you look up. […]Read more "Pulling faces at God. "
Last night I watched the first two episodes of “Marry, at first sight” (although in Swedish it’s something different…). It was in Swedish with Swedish subtitles, so i would have to occasionally ask what certain words were, and sometimes my brain was so flummoxed by this language I do not have a great hold on, and […]Read more "When two become one."