Random Thoughts #23


It’s Wednesday, random thoughts time!

  1. I didn’t write Monday. It’s my traditional day off and it was the first Monday my wife didn’t have anything to do for school. We lounged.
  2. Watching a UPS package get marked “out for delivery” only to have to returned “in transit” at the end of the day is disappointing.
  3. This Sunday is my final sermon before vacation. Because previous plans got messed up from the pandemic, I’m taking July off.
  4. I’m very proud of how Central Baptist has handled this upheaval.
  5. When point two happens two days in a row, it’s really disappointing.
  6. The celebration of a profound lack of empathy for “the other,” across the political spectrum, is something I find disturbing.
  7. Trump held a rally at a mega “church” in Phoenix last night. He spat out “Kung Flu” and the crowd cheered. There was worship going on there, but Jesus had nothing to do with it.
  8. I’m going to pick up the UPS package today.
  9. Even with the stress of the pandemic, stepping away from my denominational gig has made technology fun again. The new MacBook helps as well.
  10. My present struggle with Conservative Evangelical Christianity, as a movement, is that only the first two words apply to it any more 1.

  1. And if you think that means I just said you aren’t a Christian, go back and read the sentence. 


  1. Wes!!!

    Hugs to you and your family. Bump must be an adorable menace as a toddler now, yes? 🙂

    There’s a lot going on right now that sickens me as a person of faith, especially this bizarre blend of church and state. The state is NOT a church, but that’s what it’s trying to be, isn’t it? Please tell me I’m wrong.

    1. wezlo says:

      We’re committing the most obvious theological blunder ever, in exchange for feeling powerful. It will not end well.

      Bump is actually a delightful toddler so far! I have been far less productive because of him during this lockdown, but his joy at having everyone home made everything better. But I have also seen every possible version of Baby Shark and have started critiquing the plots of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

      But our other two his the “terrible twos” when they turned three so… we shall see.

    2. LMAO! I know what you mean. I’d question the worldbuilding of Little Einsteins whenever the kiddos watched that, not to mention Thomas or My Little Pony.

      I hope your July is delightful not just for your family, but for your faith and your storytelling, too. xxxxx

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