My friend Jason wrote earlier this week about being a digital native. I am not, but to borrow from that really lame bumper sticker I’ve seen about people who move to Texas, “I got here as quick as I could!” I enjoy, and appreciate, and adopt new technology pretty well, I think. I know peopleContinue reading “I am an immigrant”
Jason Valendy suggests spirituality is behind our seemingly inherent desire to root for underdogs. Jake Maxwell writes about rest. My brother Richard tells about the most recent change in his life. Relevant Magazine shares the real worth of a Congressional Lobbyist.
Before you read anything I’ve posted, read this post by my friend and brother Audie. It is titled “Visiting My Dad for the First Time in a Nursing Home.”
Many of us lost a good friend last week. Earl Moseley died after a decade-long bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 48. For those of you who never had the opportunity to know earl, I could paste here lengthy remembrances from group emails, or link you to facebook pages of memories. But I think, instead,Continue reading “Goodbye, Earl”
Adam Moore shares a thought from Meister Eckhart. Alan Hitt on courage. Talbot Davis shares a few things he’s overheard over the years. Michael Honza moves up one generation. Bishop Will Willimon lifts up the value of truthtelling in Church development.
I posted Aug. 28th that I was heading for Nashville to interview for Ecclesiastical Endorsement. I was interviewed by a team of three peers – other clergy who, like myself, serve outside the local church setting. All three are also chaplains in a variety of settings. The interview was a very affirming process. I wasContinue reading “Endorsed!”
Carrie Anderson is our Commmunity Relations Officer at MCH. She has launched a blog about some fo the things our ministry has going on. This blog is a great way to keep up with us!
Last night was my first ever experience of Rob Bell in person preaching/speaking/delivering a message. I intended to take notes, perhaps even twitter it, but found myself rather just listening, watching, absorbing. Bell has been a major influence on me for these last 4 or 5 years, so seeing/hearing him in person was a joy. Continue reading “The Art of the Sermon”
I’ve got to tell you – I’m pumped! I’m going to Poets, Prophets, Preachers! Like Adam, and I’m sure countless others, I’ll be blogging from Grand Rapids. I’ll be postnig ehre at least daily, but more, much more often than that on twitter. Follow me @steveheyduck or look for the #ppp09.
I have committed myself to joy. I have come to realize that those who make space for joy, those who prefer nothing to joy, those who desire the utter reality, will most assuredly have it. We must not be afraid to announce it to refugees, slum dwellers, saddened prisoners, angry prophets. Now and then weContinue reading “Rohr Roars Like a Lamb”