Thoughts While Playing Mass Effect for Seven Straight Hours

Thoughts While Playing Mass Effect for Seven Straight Hours

Or: How I Spent My Day Off Alright! Time to explore uncharted galaxies and expand our understanding of science. Just after this load screen… I’ll explore after I spend twenty minutes creating the perfect character first. And her twin brother too? Ok, whatever. So we’ve been asleep for 600 years? What a journey! Everything you know…

The Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross

Excuses. We’ve all made them at some point or another. Sometimes we have legitimate excuses, but often they’re just lame ways to get out of something. Earlier this week I sent out a text asking for the lamest excuses people could think of. These were some of the responses that I got back: I’m busy….

Discovering the Rebel Jesus

Discovering the Rebel Jesus

Lent is the season of the church calendar that began on Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter. It’s a time of prayer, repentance, and preparation for a resurrected Lord on Easter Sunday. In our culture, people tend to give things up for Lent, which is a form of fasting. You might have given up something….

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Why I’m Not Leaving Medium

Quitting Medium seems to be all the rage these days. Let’s be honest, it’s been the rage for awhile now. People have been publishing, as Timothy R. Dunn puts it, condescending “Why I’m Leaving Medium” stories for as long as the platform has been around. I’ve been hitting publish on Medium three years this month….

Are We a Thriving Community?

Are We a Thriving Community?

Our current theme is Unexpected. We’ve had the logo up here for awhile. It’s a subtle nod to the TV show Stranger Things. In the show, the world is literally turned upside down. Things don’t make sense. The unexpected occurs. At the time of Jesus’ ministry, the people were occupied by Rome. The people were being…