Broken

The word “broken” has an almost exclusively negative connotation in our culture. Broken in our popular delusion, is equated with “weak.” In a world of mis-applied social-Darwinism, where “only the strong survive,” this is the last adjective someone wants applied to their character! Broken, however, also has a redemptive aspect. When our pride is broken…

Healing

This past Friday and Saturday our youth group participated in Worldvision’s 30 Hour Famine. The event calls people to forego food for 30 hours, for which they raise funds to give toward worldwide hunger relief 1. During these 30 hours participants learn about the impact of hunger and poverty, do a service project, and through…

Practice

Most of the skills which I practice are on my computer, and pictures of me sitting at my computer don’t seem that interesting to me. So today I partially share the result from my hours of practice with Apple’s Motion. This is a still from a title sequence I created as part of Central’s 30…

Mystery

Pastoring, in my mind, is a mysterious vocation. We stand between the light of comfort and the darkness of sorrow. We shepherd people out of this world, and into new life. We proclaim a message of great power, which can only be expressed in this world through weakness. When we at our best as leaders,…

Prophet

Our culture tends to think of prophets as “fortune-tellers.” Biblically speaking, this incorrect. In the Bible a prophet typically functions as a “covenant prosecutor,” calling the people back to the LORD’s commands – reminding them of the call to treat people justly, particularly “widows and orphans” 1. The image above testifies to this ongoing work…

Upacking Heart of the web

I’m enjoying splitting the characters up into different groups. The party is quite big, so I frequently find characters fading into the background as the story unfolds. Splitting them up into these smaller groups makes it easier to focus on specific characters, and even allows me to change the viewpoint of the story altogether. In…