Reading the Gospels

As some folks already know, I’m planning a fall sermon series examining the political implications of Jesus’ preaching as the would have been experienced in the first century.  With the backdrop of the presidential election, it seems like a good time to cover material I’ve hit tangentially in the past.  Basically, I’m led to preach…

Interesting Developments…

Most folks who read my blog don’t realize that my son has a genetic disorder called “ocular albinism.”  What this means is his eyes don’t have a whole lot of myelin – and so the signals from his optic nerves aren’t processed as cleanly as a “normal” eye.  This trait is a lot like hemophilia…

Home again hello…

Well, we made it home safely after several adventures.  Our time of departure from Green Lake Conference Center was 12:30 PM.  We got off without incident, and our group even managed to make a new acquaintance along the way (if you’re reading this, hi Adam).  We were expecting about a two hour wait until we…

And it comes to an end…

Last night ended the conference.  It ended on a high-point for many, and I’m glad for that.  To me it kinda highlighted that I’m swimming in a slightly different world than a lot of the folks at the conference.  Try as I might, I just simply couldn’t get “into” the preaching style of the final…

Green Lake, Day 3

OK, so I didn’t get back to my promised second post yesterday.  I apologize. Last night’s plenary went better than Tuesday’s.  Jenny is an engaging speaker and she did give me a bit to chew on, which I always appreciate.  I’m wondering, however, if we may not have set up the plenaries with a focus…

Green Lake, Day 2 (Part 1)

Today began the first full day of the conference. I’m not felling all that great, but I’m determined to not succumb to illness and be part of the fellowship. The morning began with breakfast and a brief worship time with a pretty good sermon. I do kinda wish worship and breakfast were reversed and that…