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Words that Haunt Me

September 26, 2017 — Leave a comment

Matthew 18:6-7 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”

 

James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

 

Hebrews 13:17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

 

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes… I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

 

Verses that haunt me

 

These Bible verses piss me off.

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Since January 1, 2004, I’ve maintained a practice of reading through the Bible, cover to cover.

 

Granted, I use the word “maintained” loosely. When I started, I read the Bible in one year. Since then, every time I’ve done so, it’s taken me much longer, with the longest time taking over three years. I think I’m on my seventh time reading through.

 

The Common English Bible – the current translation I’m reading

Each time I read through the Bible, I read a different translation, and I try to alternate between a more literal translation and a more readable translation. This helps keep it fresh. Although, 1 Chronicles 1-9 is rough no matter which translation you read. Continue Reading…

My robe with my Grandpa’s Celtic cross, and a set of his doctoral bars.

Just recently I finished my doctoral thesis and officially completed all of my requirements for my D. Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

This day has been a long time coming, five years, to be exact. I applied for this program in the summer of 2012. Almost exactly five years later I finished.

 

Let me be honest with you. Continue Reading…

I was surprised to see this!

I was surprised to see this!

A week ago I felt like I had nothing to write. I knew that it I needed to write something. Anything. It had been close to a week.

So I sat down to write in the morning for a short sprint.

My Tuesday mornings are usually pretty busy so after struggling to get words on a page for about 30 minutes, I had to go to work.

Later that day, I came back to the work I had started in the morning. Nothing that I had written looked inspired. It all felt forced.

But it wasn’t a finished post yet. So I had to keep working on it, even though it seemed like junk. Laboriously, I slogged through even more of it.

I still felt uninspired. Continue Reading…

Normal Is Dumb

May 8, 2013 — 5 Comments

I was pretty tired this morning when I woke up at 5. The fact that I had planned to ride my bike to gym to meet my friends there made me feel even more tired.

normal is dumb

Reluctantly, I got my gym clothes on, checked the weather, and then put on my Vibram Five Fingers shoes, or “those weird toe-shoes” to most people. Continue Reading…