October 8, 2010

Eccl 12:11-12

Reading sub-par Christian devotional literature is like receiving a penny from a millionaire; its like getting wrapping paper for a Christmas present or even a blind man putting on a pair of glasses. These types of popular level books with little substance can often be detrimental to the Christian walk, even harmful to a new believer. Consider the false prophets of the Old Testament who only spoke to what the crown wanted to hear. But go beyond the sub-par. Strive for excellence in all truth. Don't settle for anything less than what brings glory to God and the Truth found in his Word.

April 6, 2010

Jumping the Gun

I'm afraid that due to the busyness of life, the blog will have to end before it really ever begins. Thanks to the none of you who were following. I hope to, one day, return to this blog. But for now, feel free to hit me up on facebook.

Hooter

"I am a Christian. I come from a long line of monks and nurses"

April 2, 2010

A Blog of Things to Come

The year of 2009 was a real watershed year in my development and devotion to Christ. This was brought about by three books and two albums:

1. Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation by Andrew Root

2.
Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 4) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

3.
Evangelism after Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness by Bryan Stone

4.
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright by Mewithoutyou

5. Mockingbird by Derek Webb

These five works have effectively altered the way I have always understood Christianity and the way in which I fit into it. If you know anything about these authors/artists, you know that they are all catalysts in the area that they are known in (although Evangelism felt like the cultivation of many sources to influence the Christian practice) and that they do not fit into the normal American Christianity we see all too often today.
I wish to let you know how their ideas have changed me. It will be from these sources that I will often be quoting and commenting from in the coming months. I also read the poetry, yes poetry, of George Herbert, that I might also be sharing with you as well.

Two other major developments in my life have been the idea that Truth and Love are the fundamental motives and objectives as Christians, and the decision to, not only follow and worship Jesus, but to study him, academically, as well.

March 30, 2010

Prolegomena

Hello.
Welcome to my new blog. The reason for this blog is to share my thoughts on life, theology, ministry, higher learning, fatherhood, and even a little film criticism when I have the time. Although I will normally be updating at night, this will not be my Doogie Howser journal, but hopefully something that I can use to share what I'm learning. After 10 years of informal trial-and-error learning, I have learned much about people, God, the world and myself. 2010 has brought about many changes in my life and I am beginning to react to them. I have returned to college to study Jesus Christ; his life, death, work, and the implications and consequences of these. Many people may believe that going to college to learn about Jesus Christ is like going to McDonald's to learn how to get skinny. But I feel that God is leading me to a degree in which I could serve him more faithfully, follow him with more dedication, and glorify him greater with. Please enjoy what will follow on this page and feel free to throw at me any questions, comments, concerns, bumps, scrapes, scratches, bruises, ect. Thank you and enjoy!