One of my favorite movies of all time is Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995). Glenn Holland (played brilliantly by Richard Dreyfuss) believes his dreams have come to a screeching halt when all he can find is a mediocre job teaching music in a mediocre high school to seemingly mediocre students. AlongContinue Reading

Today concludes my time at ETS. I’ve much to think on and more to learn that I ever imagined. There was more Greek thrown around the last 3 days than I have heard in the last 3 years. I cannot believe how much I’ve forgotten! Surprisingly, I was not tooContinue Reading

Recently I’ve been engaged in a friendly, casual discussion with a co-worker on whether or not humans are three parts (body, soul, and spirit) or two parts (body and soul). I argue for a dichotomous view of humanity (two parts), whereas my co-worker argues for a trichotomous view (three parts).Continue Reading

Vincent Van Gogh: A man for whom Proverbs 14:10 was written. “Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy.” We all suffer for our sanity, but I suspect Van Gogh suffered more than most. Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and grey, LookContinue Reading

I woke up early this morning. Very early. So I decided to use my time wisely and, after making the perfect cup of coffee, I sat down to read (something I’ve hardly had time to do since starting a new job). Of the many options available from my library, IContinue Reading

It’s Monday morning, 4:59am. Another week begins.What graces will God reveal this week?What graces has God revealed last week?If God graces me with grace this week, will I recognize it as grace? Be gracious to me, O Lord,   for to you do I cry all the day.Gladden the soul of yourContinue Reading

Dear Pastors/Leaders: When visiting your church, please don’t make me walk into a dark auditorium without the ability to read the bulletin you passed out at the door nor without the ability to see those sitting near me so I may greet them or they may greet me. Please don’tContinue Reading