Some books I’ve been reading. The Pastor as Public Theologian by Vanhoozer and Strachan. I’m teaching a grad course in pastoral care right now. This is one of the text I chose. So I have to read it. But I’m finding helpful the challenge to think well about what it means to pastor not just … Continue reading Theology, travel, millennials, moments, and James.
Thirteen men were walking along a dirt road in the country. In Nepal or India, in Spain along the Camino de Santiago, in many places even today, it would make sense. In our part of the world, picture 13 guys on a minibus, traveling between homeless shelters along the east coast. The leader isn’t obvious … Continue reading A conversational shift.
I’d never heard of Y Combinator. But my friend Terry had. So when he saw the Y logo on a laptop, he searched for the other words on the laptop: New Story. He emailed me a link that told the story of New Story, a non-profit that builds houses to replace tents in disaster areas. … Continue reading Go say “hi”.
I mentioned that I’m using The Message 100 Devotional Bible. Wednesday’s reading included Amos. Here’s an excerpt: “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image … Continue reading Amos.
(A year ago, I was in Nepal. This is one of the stories I found there. First published April 9, 2015.) The river bed was lined with rocks. The river didn’t run through a national park. The banks were open to the public. So the rocks were free anyone willing to pick them up and … Continue reading Hand-crafted.