Musings – The Gospel of Being

As a pastor, I hear a lot of criticism, from people inside and outside of the church. From the inside, I hear about things that are usually, let’s just be honest, petty – I don’t like so and so or so and so doesn’t need to be doing whatever or why don’t we do X,Y,Continue reading “Musings – The Gospel of Being”

Musings – Blank Canvas

Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don’t know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can’t do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much thatContinue reading “Musings – Blank Canvas”

Church v.?

I was introduced to the computing world when I was about nine or ten years old. I was in the fourth grade and my best friend Daniel had a Commodore Vic20, if I am remembering correctly. I was fascinated with the machine even though by today’s standards the thing is little more than a largeContinue reading “Church v.?”

Questions

This past Sunday, I started our Confirmation classes for the year with six students. As an introductory exercise, I had them write down some things they thought people in the church believed on a small piece of poster board. Then, I had them write down what they believed on a piece of paper. I pickedContinue reading “Questions”

Musings – Again…but Maybe Not

Every year, millions of people all over the country make pronouncements about what they are going to do to be a better person or have a better life in the new year. According to most lists that I have read, the resolutions usually revolve around being healthier physically, being more spiritual, and being financially comfortableContinue reading “Musings – Again…but Maybe Not”

The Story – Beginnings

Telling a good story According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the entertainment industry in the United States made more than 200 billion dollars in 2019.[1] The numbers that make this up come from movies, streaming video, music, books, and video games as the categories the department used. Add in concerts, sporting events, and otherContinue reading “The Story – Beginnings”