In 2009, I moved into an intentional Christian community in West Philly with three other guys. We shared our food, prayed together, ate together, and worked together. We were trying to live simple, spiritual lives in the midst of the excess of the city so that we might better share our time and resources with […]Read more "I Need More Raccoons In My Life"
Have you been watching Cosmos? If not, then you should be. For those of you who are not as excited about educational television as I am, here is the scoop. The original Cosmos was a 13-part television series written and presented by Carl Sagan. It was an engaging, inspirational, and educational journey through contemporary science […]Read more "Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Neil deGrasse Tyson?"
Every week at the 10:15 service at Community UCC, I invite the kids to come forward, and I share a lesson with them for a few minutes before they run off to children’s choir. One Sunday, I asked the kids how they were doing and one girl responded, “My pants are too tight!”. I looked […]Read more "Muppets, Tight Pants, and How Your Children Will Save Us All"
Quick! Quote a Bible verse! Any verse. What comes to mind? What is the first verse that you remembered? There are 31,273 verses in the Bible. Which one came to mind first? Was it Ecclesiastes 10:19? “A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.” Judges 3:21? […]Read more "John 3:16… I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means"
Wow. I know it’s cliche to start off a conversation with the weather, but if you live in the greater Philadelphia region, the past week has been absolutely extraordinary. Mid 70’s and sunny all week. This is the kind of weather that makes you want to eat/drink something with pumpkin in it. Not only has […]Read more "Who is My Neighbor?"
Hey friends! I hope this blog post finds you well. I’m going to do something a little different today. A few months ago, I wrote a paper about how crazy time is and how God interacts with us throughout history. Is God within history? Outside of history? Beyond history? Does God move along with time? […]Read more "God The Archer & The Arrow of Time"
Note: Discerning readers will recognize that the title of this post is an homage to the prologue of The Fellowship of the Rings. I do not mean to imply that Atheists are all secretly Hobbits or that all Hobbits are secretly Atheists, but if any Atheists want to take me to see the Hobbit in […]Read more "Concerning Atheists"