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Recent blog posts

Stereo buttons - A true story

A while back, the stereo in my friend’s car broke in a particularly annoying way: the “volume down” button stopped working. Or, I should say, it stopped working consistently. Sometimes it made the volume go down. But sometimes it made the volume go up instead, which was truly aggravating if someone annoying like Bruno Mars came on the radio while you were trying to have a serious conversation. I offered to try and fix it,…

Posted 11 Jun 2014     Read more...

Countless second chances

Since the contents of this half-written post came up conversation three times today, it’s time to finish it. Those who are musically well-versed (at least in the limited genre of trendy contemporary-Christian music) will mock me for this, but I just discovered Rend Collective Experiment’s new(ish) album this week. And it is really, really good. The whole album is excellent, but today one song has been running through my mind. The chorus shouts, Oh, your…

Posted 20 Feb 2014     Read more...

Luke 16

Money is perhaps the most difficult topic in the American church today. Our society considers it a taboo subject; it’s not polite to ask how much money someone makes or how much they paid for their car (or, as likely, how much they owe on their car). Within the church the silence can be stifling [1]. It is awkward at best for a paid minister to stand up and deliver a sermon on money, and…

Posted 17 Dec 2013     Read more...