church, ministry, spiritual, theological

Sacrament at the Soul of Me

I grew up at a Baptist church receiving Communion seemingly whenever the senior pastor felt like offering it, which probably amounted to once a quarter. Ushers would pass heavy silver trays up and down the pews -- a tray of wafers followed by a tray of little, thimble-sized plastic cups of grape juice. It seemed… Continue reading Sacrament at the Soul of Me

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Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

Big things are happening in my life, friends! In June, I started a new job as part-time Blog Manager for EA Resources, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping churches and parents to meet the needs of emerging adults. In this position, I get to create and/or curate content for the organization's blog, as well… Continue reading Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

personal

This Is Not a Travel Blog

When I wrote blogs like Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love and Serve the Lord, I was trying, even in the writing process, to convince myself that it was real. That the move was really happening and there was really peace in it. Here's the thing: I couldn't convince myself. As moving date began… Continue reading This Is Not a Travel Blog

community, spiritual

Roots and Shoots

There's a question that's plagued me for years: Why would a person leave something he knows to be good in exchange for something he hopes to be good?  We've all done it -- or had the opportunity to do it. I think of colleagues who have left good careers in, say, law or engineering to pursue… Continue reading Roots and Shoots

personal, spiritual

Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love And Serve the Lord

"This has been a year of peaceful transition." - Preston Yancey, Tables in the Wilderness Moving. In August, I'm moving from Dallas to Vancouver to pursue a Master's in Theology at Regent College. There, I said it. (Wrote it, anyways. For a writer, this is a crucial step in coming to terms with life's ebbs and… Continue reading Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love And Serve the Lord