Dear Writers of The Office, First of all, I love The Office. I do however feel like it is reaching the time when we have to say good bye. I know that as long as this program lives it will be making NBC and all involved a lot of money. That fact does not justifyContinue reading “Dear Writers of The Office”
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Getting back from vacation is always a challenge. Yesterday I had a 6am meeting. Not something I normally look forward too, but I was meeting with my friend Tom and we were talking about missions, so it was a great meeting. Then I went to my office and tried to plow through my mounds andContinue reading “Tuesday Morning”
Sunday’s Message Had Legos
This past Sunday I had the privilege of speaking at Creekside Church. We are working through a series called “Can You Trust the Bible.” On Sunday I talked about how to read the Bible as a narrative. Too often I think people approach the Bible with the wrong motives or assumptions about the text. My understanding ofContinue reading “Sunday’s Message Had Legos”
So Close . . .
I just finished the first draft of my last chapter for my thesis. This doesn’t mean that I’m finished. However the marathon of words to pages is almost over. I will trim, refine, and strengthen my arguements over the next little while. But knowing that I have x amount of words committed to pages isContinue reading “So Close . . .”
Freedom of God
“The idealized God is maintained at the expense of his freedom. The idealized God lacks flexibility; initiative, the capacity to surprise. The resulting picture of God is a sophisticated idol, but still an idol.” (Judson Mather, “The Comic Art of the Book of Jonah.” Soundings 65, no. 3 [September 1, 1982], 286). I read this in my research onContinue reading “Freedom of God”
Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.
As I’ve stated before, I’m working on a chapter for my thesis that examines Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report. I cam across an article from Rolling Stone and Colbert Talked about losing and finding his faith again, and I thought I should share this. So here: Did you ever go through a period whereContinue reading “Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.”