I really like getting good advice. Here’s some for you: don’t annoy your spouse, don’t text and drive, don’t jump into a cactus (Somebody for real did this on YouTube…it was ridiculous). Most people like getting, or giving, good advice. Books upon books have been written for the sole purpose of offering good advice. You may know this–you may not–but the Bible is not one of those books. Because… Continue reading “News, not Advice.”
Who are you?… How do people describe you? How many comments or likes do you get on your posts? Where do you live, what do you do, how old are you? What’s your family like? What’s your favourite song? Do you always look this good?
Is this who you are?… Continue reading “Who Are You?”
“You are what you eat.” “What you put in is what will come out!” “You are the sum total of the choices you make.” “You are not defined by your past mistakes.” “You know my name, not my story.” We hear pithy quotes like these all of the time; self-help books, memes, teenagers (and grown folks) seeking affirmation or clarity of their identity… I’d like to add another saying to this list. Continue reading “RE:Tweet”
I have this youthful desire to make Lutheran into a hashtag or trending topic or something like that. It’s a silly desire, but its partly rooted in being proud that I’m Lutheran! “Why are you pumped about being Lutheran?” you might ask. Why aren’t you content with being known as a Christian? Aren’t denominations divisive?… Continue reading “Why I’m #Lutheran”
One day, while working on an article for our synod’s monthly publication, listening to tracks I was working on, and browsing my Twitter-feed (my wife would remind me here that nobody can actually multitask, they only do said tasks terribly and all at once), I saw Pope Francis tweet this out… Continue reading “Lord, Teach Us to Pray!”
“Kingdom representatives, call us ambassadors–we happen to be rappers but that’s not even the half of us.” -Stephen the Levite (from “Talk A Lot” by ‘The Ambassador’).¹
People are Ambassadors. We all represent something, whether we know or admit it. We communicate that which we represent to those around us in our culture–that is–the way we go about the various activities of life, our way of being. So the question is: what do you communicate? If people were to wonder what you represent, what answer would they get? Don’t worry, this isn’t a “pull up your socks and do better” sort of post, I promise. Continue reading “Ambassadors”