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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church, personal, Scripture, spiritual

In a Foreign Land

"How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?" - Psalm 137:4 I recently moved to the foreign land of North Carolina. To be sure, I am no Israelite in exile, for I chose to move here of my own free will, accompanied by all the familiar belongings that would fit in my… Continue reading In a Foreign Land

personal

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