Update from LBI

I guess I should have warned folks that I would be on vacation for two weeks, drastically reducing the possibilities that I’d be posting anything here.  In fact, I’m really trying to take a vacation and not come up with another dozen or so ideas that I’d really like to try out (and probably write…

Tradition…..(music)…..TRADITION!

My friend Chris just wrote a blog entry on the current (well, ongoing) wrestling match that Mennonites are going through regarding their particular tradition.  For decades, many Mennonites have toyed with the idea of going Evangelical™ saying that Anabaptist distinctives didn’t speak to our cultural setting.  Chris, rightly I think, challenges this.  You should read…

Stage Manager

I kinda wanted to do something “just for fun” today.  So I translated 1 Corinthians 12 (yes, I find that fun), wrote some e-mails, thought ahead for my fall Sunday School class, and did this video of my new presenter remote.  I had been using Salling Clicker – but I just got an iPod touch…

I shouldn’t have called…

Yes, I know that – but I’m tired.  I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s step back. Two weeks ago we were outside for worship.  It was hot, but it was also extremely humid so that the basement wasn’t an option.  Not more than five minutes before worship began a gentlman came up to me wanting…

Whose banner is it, anyway?

I just caught a segment on some first time voters on CNN, one line during the interview caught my attention and gave me the chills.  The two first time voters were talking about war (in general) and here is what one of the first time voters ended with, “Well, we don’t like war, but sometimes…

Worship Wars….Kicking Up Again

Jesus found me at a point in history where the “worship wars” were in full swing, though I was both chronologically and in faith to realize it at the time.  Thankfully, I came to faith in a Mennonite environment where people still knew how to sing so hymns tended to be sung well (oh, 606,…