I wish, I should, I must


Over the last month at Glenfair for the Wednesday night program that we facilitate for kids we have been using J12′s curriculum to teach children what Jesus meant when he said, “I must be about my Father’s business” in Luke 2:49. One of our lessons was on having the “I-must” Spirit in our lives. When…

Learning Stories


Have you ever thought about how important it is to learn people’s stories you have constant interaction with? This is a question I have been thinking about as I have just spent this whole morning listening to leaders at The Justice Conference talk about neighborliness, concern for community institutions (such as schools, health, social services, and…

What Would Jesus Blog?


Over the past few weeks I have been overthinking and overanalyzing a lot of different things about life. I guess that’s a part of being in the last phase of my education, beginning life in a new apartment, learning new things about ministry, and trying to be more intentional about face-to-face relationships. In this I…

Purple Jesus


In preparation for my proposed project on how our perception of Jesus’ racial identity, and especially the Western misconception of Jesus as a Caucasian, could effect the biblical values that we have, how we communicate the gospel, and the way we treat others I had a few conversations with different people I interact with. One…

Rejoice


This post is to finish my series on rest, waiting, ministering, and rejoicing as a rhythm of spiritual formation and regular life with God and others. I started this series almost a month ago, but it’s been busy with Christmas, New Years, and the beginning of my last semester at Multnomah. Actually, I have had…