Everyone’s devastated.* No one can wrap their heads around this. When positive, hilarious people like Robin Williams–literally a comedic actor–take their lives, it sends us all spinning. As well it should.
If there’s a better written expression of what it means to be a pastor and all that entails, I haven’t read it. We’ll put, my friend, in so many places–both on your post and in my own life as my friend, pastor, and colleague.
Everyone else, read this if you have a relationship with a pastor, no matter how crazy they are!
Originally posted on Big Rubber Band Ball:I love being a…
Death is in his grave. Where, O Death, is your sting?
You have lost.
“Though the Earth Cried out for blood
Satisfied her hunger was
Her billows calmed on raging seas
for the souls on men she craved
“Sun and moon from balcony
Turned their head in disbelief
Their precious Love would taste the sting
disfigured and disdained
There, I said it.
When broken humans practice economics, selfishness takes over. That’s why communism fails. The people in power abuse it. It’s why capitalism fails. The people in power abuse it and the…
Mountains. A babbling brook. The sunset. (I’m not able to put sunrise on the list because I’m never up that early.) A humble person serving someone else.
These are all ways that people see God’s presence or God at work in the world. These are all on my list, too. But, as the Rethink Church experimentis asking us, where do you see God’s presence in the unexpected? In their words, “Where are…
Fine. I’ll say it.
I have a theological crush on Dan White Jr. I’m not ashamed. The bro gets me thinking about how I live out my faith as a Jesus follower.
Check out this truth that he just puts out there.
If you’re lost as to what Dan’s talking about, this idea of incarnation is what Jesus was/is…
Rachael: “Fred Phelps died today.”
My mom: “Who?”
R: “You know, that guy who was against gay rights.”
Mom: “I have no idea who you’re talking about.”
R: “He’s the Westboro Baptist Church guy.”
Mom: “Oh yeah, now I know who you’re talking about.”
I love this conversation for many reasons. The most important is that I hope Fred Phelps’ name fades out of our collective memory–fast.
I’d be willing to
You wanna push it, don’t you?
Admit it. C’mon, it’s safe to do so. You know you’re tempted.
DON’T PUSH THAT BUTTON!!!!!!!
I want to set up this as a gag in a mall somewhere and watch people react to it. For every time someone pushes it, I think it would be so fun to have something new happen. All good stuff–things that would bring joy like balloons and confetti dropping out of the ceiling or a…
The following conversation took place between my 5 year old daughter and me while watching TV.
“Dad, do you love a bad guy?”
“Uhm…what do you mean?”
“Do you love a bad guy?”
“No, sweetheart. I don’t love a bad guy.”
“But do you like bad guys?”
It’s that ashy time of year again: Lent. All of the conversations about what people are giving up or adding to their lives culminate on this day. (Please stop using the “I gave Lent up for Lent” joke. It’s played out.) Rethink Church is doing another Lent experiment. Here’s how they describe it.
“Every Sunday, we’ll post a theme that we’re asking you to sit with that week. As you think…