Sing it: Be Thou My Vision.

June 3, 2013

Last night at RENEW we sang five songs all older than (or about as old as) the building in which we gather. The Revival Building was built at the turn of last century, yet most of it burned down in the twenties, rebuilt in 1925. Originally it was the meeting place of the Presbyterian Church [...]

Moved around the corner »

December 6, 2011

My blog recently moved; these days you may find me over at All future articles will be posted there. Perhaps the best way to keep up is by RSS, subscribing to receive updates via email, or subscribe in your favorite reader. (The links for those remain the same as they have for years.) Subscribe [...]

Advent: enmeshed in human suffering.

Advent proves God is quite aware of our suffering, and not willing to stay at arms-length from it. “We sometimes wonder why God doesn’t just end suffering. But we know that whatever the reason, it isn’t one of indifference or remoteness. God so hates suffering and evil that He is willing to come into it [...]


December 5, 2011

“The gullible believe anything they’re told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.” —Proverbs 14:15, The Message “Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.” —Proverbs 16:20, ESV


December 2, 2011

“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to be make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket of coffin of [...]

Advent: God with us.

December 1, 2011

Advent: God With Us from The Village Church on Vimeo. Christ is coming. He has come, and He will come again. This is the message of Advent. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we [...]

The Radical Disciple


November 29, 2011

Dependence takes the form of humility, which takes the form of a servant. Humility, and being like a servant, is not thinking little of ourselves, but counting others as more important than us (Romans 12:3; Phil. 2:1-11). Dependence involves being honest before God, honest with ourselves, and honest with others. How can we cultivate humility [...]

What Drives Us? Consumerism.

-ISMS: Beyond Consumerism.

November 28, 2011

What is the greatest threat to the spread of Christianity on the planet? Is it… Postmodernism? Secularism? Liberalism? Deconstructionism? Gnosticism? Fundamentalism? I think it’s a far more prevalent “-ISM,” the notion that we get happy when we buy stuff to rid us of our misery.

Nerd Happiness

Nerd happiness.

November 23, 2011

Are you blue or red? I am a nerd. Source: SMBC  

Making mountains out of molehills.

November 21, 2011

Last week our kids literally did that…

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