Nouwen on Leadership and Theological Reflection

Without solid theological reflection, future leaders will be little more than pseudo-psychologists, pseudo-sociologist, pseudo social workers.  They will think of themselves as enablers, facilitators, role models, father or mother figures, big brothers or big sisters, and so on, and thus join the countless men and women who make a living by trying to help theirContinue reading “Nouwen on Leadership and Theological Reflection”

Who Am I? – Poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Who Am I? Who am I? They often tell me I stepped from my cell’s confinement Calmly, cheerfully, firmly, Like a squire from his country-house. Who am I? They often tell me I used to speak to my warders Freely and friendly and clearly, As though it were mine to command. Who am I? TheyContinue reading “Who Am I? – Poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

What happens to us when we hear?

I am learning Biblical Hebrew, one of the key texts in all of scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4, also known as the Shema.  Here is the text: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one The word “hear” is shema.  It’s a verse that observant jews would recite throughout their life.  It isContinue reading “What happens to us when we hear?”

Are You Being Fed?

When people say that they stop going to church because they weren’t getting fed, I’m just going to be honest, that’s a cop out.  Sunday morning is about worshipping Jesus.  Somewhere in the church we decided that we couldn’t tell the truth.  Truth is, people stop going to a certain church because they don’t likeContinue reading “Are You Being Fed?”

John Lennon Would Be 70

I remember where I was when I intentionally listened to the Beatles.  It was at my friend Kevin Swann’s house.  I was spending the night, we listened to the Beatles, Kevin started trying to teach me how to play guitar, and then we watch Star Wars in widescreen (this was also a revolutionary experience). JohnContinue reading “John Lennon Would Be 70”

My Pants Are Too Tight And There Is A Family In Mexico That Needs A House, Lets Fix Both!

Hey Everyone,  Today I am starting a weight loss and fundraising effort called, “My Pants Are Too Tight And There Is A Family In Mexico That Needs A House, Lets Fix Both!” or MPATTATIAFIMTNAHLFB! With an acronym like that I’m sure it will take off.  So here’s the deal.  Last year I was a partContinue reading “My Pants Are Too Tight And There Is A Family In Mexico That Needs A House, Lets Fix Both!”