Between Now and Then

There are lots of things that make being a Christian…weird. What might be worst is that we live in to these little oddities without even noticing them. We’ve become so accustomed to them that they don’t even really flash across our radar. For instance, perhaps our biggest celebration includes phrases like eat his body and drink his blood. Of course, we could spend an entire blog post working throu…

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Between Sinner and Saint

When I was born, I suffered from a kidney disease that required emergency surgery. My father called down to the front desk of the hospital and asked them to send someone to have me baptized right away. When the receptionist asked “Which faith,” my dad wisely responded “Whoever gets here first.” And so it was that I was baptized by a Catholic priest who was double parked outside of Forbes Hospital in a ha…

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How should I pray?

As the parent now of three year olds, we’re starting to get into some really fun theological training. For instance, we started to recognize that they were noticing Christmas lights as we were driving around town, and so we started to say that Christmas was about Baby Jesus, and that Baby Jesus came to tell us that God loves everybody. Which, as far as it goes, is about as profound theology as a p…

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Which type of pen should I use?

A debate is raging in the offices here at Westminster. It is particularly fierce in Ed’s office. I know from recent experience that the internal debate is always just beneath the surface, waiting to explode upon the waiting world. And the debate of course is which kind of pen is the best kind of pen? For me and my household, the answer is clear. I prefer a Pilot G2, specifically a 07 thickness. E…

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Where are my car keys?

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Catacombs here at the church. What is Catacombs you ask? It is a game that is played with the youth group that essentially turns the story of the early church into a game of hide and seek. There are little theological lessons to be learned in there, but really it’s all about having some fun. We play here at the church, with all the lights turned off, all night long. A…

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