Fiction Tuesday (On Thursday) – Expanding Council

Today’s blog is the continuation of, Welcome to the Valleys. If you would like to catch up with the tale, the first section can be found at this link After Ama’s arrival, Jeremy quickly summoned his friends to he and Walter’s quarters. Michael had been preparing to come on duty, and knocked on the door shortly after Ama’s arrival….

Surf’s up

Yesterday I was able to scratch out some time to do a quick edit of my action cam footage from LBI. I actually brought it over into Final Cut, just in case I wanted to apply the fisheye correction filter I’d purchased the other week. As has been my experience with other “high motion” footage…

Day Trip

Note: Fiction Tuesday will be pushed back to Thursday this week. Yesterday my family and I woke up early 1 and headed down to Long Beach Island for a day trip. I was very tired after an eventful week, and almost felt like bailing out, but I’m glad I didn’t. There’s something about the Jersey…

The problem of power

Introduction The following is a sermon based on Luke 1:46-55. I’m aware there are many non-Christian readers of this site, and a sermon is probably not your cup of tea. Given what’s going on in the world, however, I’ll hope you take the time to read today’s post. What we see identified as “Christianity” in…

The way it’s supposed to be

After worship today Central Baptist Church was invited to a barbecue by our Brazilian brothers and sisters. The food was excellent, but the friendship more-so. We talked, ate too much, and some of us even played volleyball 1. I’ll be extremely sore tomorrow, but it was worth it. Several folks from the Brazilian congregation remarked…

The Meme Meme

I’ve deleted Facebook from my iPad and iPhone again. I find the site ugly. Not aesthetically but culturally. It’s no longer a stream of people lives, which was creepy but cool. Instead, it’s become a stagnant pool of our culture’s fear, bitterness, and paranoia. “Facts,” often without even the least amount of verification, are spread…