- Valentine’s Day was nice. Not because Amanda and I did anything spectacular, but because I know she loves me and I love her. I’ve become kinda bored with the “flash,” and I simply rest in the love my wife shows me.
- Reflective, experiential, creative worship service at Redemption Church last night. We had an extended worship service. No preaching. We used stations of Jesus’ sayings and focused on Matthew 11: 28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Pretty comforting words, don’t you think? It was nice to see our church slow down and reflect.
- Congrats to the Saints! It was a bittersweet Super Bowl since I am a huge Peyton Manning fan. However, you can’t win them all…just ask Brett Favre, Jim Kelly, and Dan Marino. I am really happy for New Orleans. They are a city that has endured a lot. May God continue to work there as he already has done.
- What about all of this snow?! Philly received over 3 feet in about a week. It’s crazy. If the apocalypse isn’t upon us, I don’t know when it will be. The only thing left is for Sadaam Hussein to resurrect from the dead with the Pope his prophet and Barack Obama his puppet. I think that’s how Joel C. Rosenberg told me it would happen. It’s been awhile since I read those books.
What I’m Reading:
- God and Empire: Jesus and Rome, Then and Now by John Dominic Crossan. So far, I’ve been disappointed, but I will keep reading.
- Seeking to finish Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision because I have begun an independent study on N.T. Wright’s theology with professor Dr. Derek Cooper at Biblical Seminary.
Looking forward to:
- Ecclessia Network’s National Gathering. Headed out tomorrow and returning Thursday. Dallas Willard will be there so that’s cool, but I am more looking forward to hanging out with some friends.
- Graduation. Don’t get me wrong. I love seminary. I just could use the break.
- The birth of our son, who shall be named “Evan.” Stay tuned if it will be Evan the Fourth (yes, I am the Third).