Enjoying My Reputation

Dr. Alistair Brown, of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, shared the Keynote at ABCNJ’s Annual Session. He and his wife are some truly wonderful people and I’d describe him as “old school Evangelical 1.” The man has faith, and to him the Message of Jesus of such vital importance he can’t not speak about it. He’s…

Unpacking The Old Guard

Yesterday’s post completed the transition from the Tunnel and into the Inner Valleys proper. Interesting things are happening and we got to re-introduce a character whom I believe will be staying around for a bit. Let’s unpack. Walter gets a clue I think the shadow’s recent willingness to participate in the group’s conversation has helped…

Fiction Tuesday – The Old Guard

After the shadow’s proclamation Walter held his hands up and motioned for silence from the other companions. “Let’s not discuss this here, we’ve probably already said too much in the open. Let’s get on the road, and then we can ‘chat.’” He glanced up at the nearby evertorch and added, “Ok with you?” Ama and…

Spiritual Foreshadowing

Early in September my family was invited over to the home of one of Central’s families to celebrate their daughter’s birthday 1. At one point during the meal my wife brought up the recent spike of families in Palmyra schools who do not speak English as their primary language. This is a new phenomena for…

A funny thing happened on the way to next verse

OK, there is obviously a story behind this image. I’m in charge of running the projection system 1 for ABCNJ’s Annual Session for the past few years. It’s a rewarding challenge, and my skills have grown as a result of my participation. But for a person who desperately wants to hide in a corner and…

Theological Education and the Future

The day prior to ABCNJ’s Annual Session we host a pastor’s academy which encourages pastors in their continuing education. I typically find a corner and go over my materials for the next day, and take some pictures for ABCNJ’s media arm 1. This isn’t because the academy sessions are bad, and certainly not because I…