The One About Dungeons And Dragons

2{icon} {views}I’ll admit it, I’m a nerd. While I enjoy the non-nerdy things like sports and the outdoors I also enjoy the occasional board game or puzzle hunt but my favorite nerdy past time is, hands down, role playing games, particularly Dungeons And Dragons. Building a character and adventuring through various settings gives the opportunity… Continue Reading

Not An Option: The Church Scattered

4{icon} {views}This is a follow-up to a previous post titled ‘Not An Option: The Church Gathered’. You can read it here. In the region of the country that I grew up in the church is an integral part of community life. This is especially true in the small towns that are spread out across the… Continue Reading

The One Where He Gets Us

66{icon} {views}One of my great frustrations with watching things on television, whether it’s a sporting event, game show, or other program, is the commercials. I understand that companies have to make people aware of their product and convince them to buy it but, selfishly, I’d rather they didn’t interrupt the nightly news to do it.… Continue Reading

The One With All The Genealogies

32{icon} {views}In Star Trek 7 Jean-Luc Picard stumbles upon a recreation of James Kirk’s Earth cabin while trapped in an energy ribbon known as the Nexus. Kirk is outside chopping wood as Picard cautiously approaches and introduces himself. As they talk Picard tries to convince Kirk that what they are experiencing there isn’t real. Having… Continue Reading

The One On Opening Day

30{icon} {views}There’s a lot of reasons why this time of the year is pretty much my favorite. The long thaw of winter is slowly beginning to lift, spring is around the corner and there’s still a cool breeze blowing through the valley at night. There’s a sense of renewal and optimism in the air as… Continue Reading

Not An Option: The Church Gathered

35{icon} {views}One of the reasons that I enjoy sports so much is the mental aspect. In almost every sport there is a very pronounced strategic and tactical element to how the game is played. Coaches study hours of film, both of themselves and their opponent, in the weeks leading up to game day in order… Continue Reading

The One With All The Tension

11{icon} {views}In 325 AD the young church faced a crisis. A new teaching had emerged that threatened the very fabric of the new religion. Arius, a church leader in Alexandria, Egypt, had been teaching that Christ was a created being and therefore not eternally divine. Church leaders, led by Athanasius, rightly believed that this doctrine… Continue Reading

New Year’s 2022: Time For Something New

11{icon} {views}It’s said that there are 2 things that are certain in life: death and taxes. I’d like to propose a third, change, specifically the old becoming new. It’s not always something that we look forward to but it is a reality of the world that we live in and it’s most clearly seen when… Continue Reading

Advent 2021: Triumphant Culmination

22{icon} {views}It came upon a midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold. Peace on the earth, goodwill to men from heaven’s all gracious King. The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing. I’ve never been pregnant, for obvious reasons, but… Continue Reading

Advent 2021: Unmet Expectations

32{icon} {views}For many sports fans the start of a new season is the reward for surviving a long layoff. During the offseason teams have signed players, made trades and integrated draft picks into how their new organization runs including everything from its on-field philosophy to its off-field marketing. During this time the so-called experts begin… Continue Reading