A Few Thoughts on Ferguson, MO

I do not prefer to write publicly about things that I do not understand. Especially over the internet. (Though I make attempts to write about the unfathomable grace of God, so there’s that). The more emotionally and politically charged, the more I want to avoid commentary. When you write something for a more public reading,…

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On the House Remodel & the Pastoral Ministry

My wife and I bought a house about a year ago. We embarked on this adventure with a lot of plans to refurbish and remodel. It’s been fun. And hard. And expensive. Because of our budget, we’ve done nearly 100% of the work ourselves. We did pay someone to do something with our gas lines,…

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Psalms of Lament

There is a collection of ancient Hebrew poems that express confusion, despair, doubt, fear, anger, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress. The frustration and angst, often, is directed toward God himself. And these poems make the cut. They get put into the Bible. They are the Psalms of Lament. Apparently, the Hebrews believed that we could…

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