Monday, December 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Have you ever been rejected? Has anyone ever treated you as an outcast? Do you ever feel that everyone is on the inside except for you? Have you ever been bullied or made to feel less than? In the news today it seems like we hear weekly stories of bullying. A few months ago it was the story of a woman bullied in her teens. On her school’s class reunion page she wrote a poem about her pain. Her former classmates felt so bad they raised funds for her to come to the reunion. A few weeks ago a football player for the Miami Dolphins walked away from the NFL. This guy is six and a half feet tall and weighs several hundred pounds. But he felt like his teammates were bullying him so he quit. According to bullyingstatistics.org half of all teens are bullied online. And most of the other half are the ones bullying them. Have you ever been rejected? Has anyone ever treated you as an outcast?
Friday, October 11, 2013
A picture of my bookshelf post seminary.Go to this seminary books Amazon.com reading list (aff link) to see all the books I was assigned to read my third year as a Master of Divinity student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Depending on what order you take your classes, and what electives you sign up for, this reading list could easily change. But it should still give you a good idea of the types of books you may read during your time in seminary, and some books you could read to better prepare yourself if you haven't yet begun. Each class usually has between 1,000-2,000 pages of required reading. Enjoy!
Picture by: Jonathan Romig
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Every town has their local celebrities. My home town of Estes Park has cowboy Brad. He plays his guitar and sings folk songs and western music. He has a white cowboy hat, a big belt buckle, flowing blonde hair, and is about 50. Cowboy Brad can draw quite a crowd of around one to two-hundred people. Cowboy Brad might not sound very famous but two hundred people isn’t bad in Estes.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Capture.” Now I know some of you might rightly cringe when I say the words “reality television.” But stick with me for a few minutes so I can tell you a little about “Capture.” Capture is a mix between capture the flag, paintball, and the Hunger Games. And since I’m from the mountains of Colorado, I like all of those things. In Capture 12 teams run around 4,000 acres with cameras and high-tech equipment. Their goal is to survive for a month without getting captured by other players—hunters.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Sometimes, Christians act the same as non-Christians. The non-Christians are just like us! They flip out! They curse! They back stab each other! They're hypocrites!
We have a problem here.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
In the 1930s Hitler’s Germany began to rise. And by the mid 1930s Hitler had the church of Germany firmly in his grasp. The church of Luther had become the church of Hitler. This change did not happen overnight. In the 19th and early 20th century German Scholars began to dismember the Bible.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Today is good Friday. It is the day Jesus died on the cross. The cross is the divine symbol of inequality. And Jesus chose to take this divine symbol up for us. He didn’t have to. No one forced him. But he did anyways.