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I can walk out my door, cross two neighborhood roads, walk down the edge of a neighbor’s yard and be on the edge of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, 50 acres of woods and trails between the main road and the elementary school. If there is anything that makes me feel like I live in a fairy tale, […]

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Not my job

A few weeks ago, I walked out of the podcast studio at church where we had finished recording both audio and video and greeted a woman who would be in the next recording. She was wearing a cute black dress and her hair was long and flowy. She was stunning and I joked that she […]

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Seeing God at work

I’ve spent three hours every weekday afternoon for the past two weeks participating in a seminary intensive. The class is Missional Churches and Leadership and we’ve spent roughly an hour of each class period dwelling in certain passages of Scripture. We’ve read it aloud twice and then read it alone and then moved on to […]

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The gift of attention

Yesterday, I logged into Instagram and read some of my old posts. It’s been almost a year since I signed off and truly, I don’t regret that. It’s been better for my mental health, my motivations, my ability to be present in my actual life. I do miss that style of writing. Substack lets me […]

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Seminary Notes 13: what’s next?

Over the past week, several people have asked me what my plans are after graduation. I finish my apprenticeship in September and then seminary next June and people are curious. I usually answer “I honestly don’t know” because I honestly don’t know. I’m not very stressed about it though. A year ago, I never would […]

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Finishing big works

This week I finished The Pentateuch as Narrative, a 479 page (minus appendices) biblical-theological commentary on the first five books of the Bible. I don’t remember exactly when I started reading it but it was well over a year ago (Does anyone else remember when they start things? I never write stuff like that down, […]

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I love…

Our community has endured a series of strange tragedies over the past couple of weeks. Today’s the day that Micah had a metabolic crisis and went to the hospital 13 years ago. The world is a dark and heavy place; we all know it. But that’s only part of the story. Looking for the wonder, […]

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