Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Tenacity of Trust: Wrestling with God in the Hard Times

"Wrestling Jacob" 
Excerpts from the poem by Charles Wesley

Come, O thou Traveler unknown,
Whom still I hold, but cannot see!
My company before is gone,
And I am left alone with Thee;
With Thee all night I mean to stay,
And wrestle till the break of day.

...In vain Thou strugglest to get free,
I never will unloose my hold!
Art Thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of Thy love unfold;
Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,
Till I Thy name, Thy nature know.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Best, The Stressed and the Rest AUDIO

Here's an update to the message I posted about two weeks ago. The church kindly puts up podcast audio of their sermons. You can listen to "The Best, The Stressed and The Rest" here.

Even more fun? Compare the notes of the message to the audio. You'll see how much I improvise "off-manuscript."

Thanks, faithful readers/listeners!

Friday, July 15, 2011

In Maine for a Week

Going to Maine in the morning. I will return with stories and posts from the road. See you in a week, faithful readers!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Greetings, faithful readers! 
You may have noticed several changes to this blog. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Best, The Stressed and the Rest

This a re-constructed version of a message I gave yesterday at Allentown Presbyterian Church. It's based on some rough notes. The scripture passage was Mark 6:7-13, 30-44.

Monday, June 13, 2011

YA Saves

A recent Wall Street Journal article by Meghan Cox Gurdon has evoked a monsoon of articles and thoughts about the place, purpose and tone of Young Adult fiction. As someone who reads, researches about wants to write YA literature, I have been closely following the recent outpouring of support for "darker" YA. I don't know that I have time to write a full post on the subject. Instead, I'll link here to several articles--some written before the WSJ article, some written in response to it--that best portray the complexities of my current thoughts.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tomorrow's Song - Jon Foreman's Twitter Contest

Been a long time since I've posted anything. But a twitter suggestion from Jon Foreman set something off in my head. Here's my entry for the "Tomorrow's Song" twitter contest. I'll edit this and post a video with the song when I get one ready.