10 brief thoughts on getting paid as a priest

Preface: I’m not saying here every senior pastor must be paid, or be full time, or that full-time, paid pastors are even necessarily optimal in every situation. There are pros and cons to the various ways of supporting clergy, and that’s what this is about. Continue reading 10 brief thoughts on getting paid as a priest

The discipline of the Lord’s Table

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The discipline of coming together regularly around the Lord’s Table helps us return to Christ and trains us to tend to Christ’s presence not just here, but everywhere we find ourselves during the week.

Think about some of what we do every time we gather around the table: Continue reading The discipline of the Lord’s Table

I tried the Impossible Burger, and I liked it

The brand new, totally plant-based Impossible Burger is a game changer for vegetarians like myself, and possibly for carnivores as well. This animal-meat alternative is basically indistinguishable from it’s less-sustainable counterparts (at least the fast-food versions) and is becoming more and more widely available. Continue reading I tried the Impossible Burger, and I liked it

The man who created the web has some regrets

The increasing centralization of the Web, he says, has “ended up producing—with no deliberate action of the people who designed the platform—a large-scale emergent phenomenon which is anti-human.”

Tim Berners-Lee

Think about that for a second. Is the centralization of the web truly anti-human? A bit dramatic to be sure, but I think this guy is on to something.

And if he’s right, this must be counteracted.

God’s plan to change the world

In the beginning, out of love, God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) creates light, creates a world, creates human beings to reflect his love to one another and back to him as a kind of mirror, as living images of the loving creator. God walks with his people in the cool of the day.[1] They know his presence. They live in his presence.

Yet human beings rebelled against God in the garden of Eden and the whole world has suffered for millennia. The rift in relationship between God and humanity has caused us to wonder if God has left us. Continue reading God’s plan to change the world