Entries Tagged as 'Autobiographical'

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Call on the Name of Jesus and You Will Be Saved

If you are reading this, know that I have no intention of abandoning you. I recently lost loved ones in a car accident. We had gone to trivia together as we had nearly every Tuesday night for a couple of years. We said good-bye, not knowing that it would be our last. Their car was […]

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Gilderoy Lockhart After Dark

Back in 2017, I decided to be Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter for Halloween. It wound up being my favorite Halloween costume ever. I took some photos and a couple of videos. (Maybe I’ll find and post those later.) Last Halloween Janelle found a smooth jazz track, and I had the idea of doing a video titled Gilderoy Lockhart After Dark (slightly thinking of the Dukakis After Dark sketch that Jon Lovitz did for Saturday Night Live in 1988.

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Reflections On My Strengthsfinder Top Themes

greater than the some of its parts. I like the analogy of a lung for how my strengths work together. My Learner and Input strengths serve as the “inhale” phase of breathing. I take in information; I learn new skills; I make mistakes and learn from them; I fit the new information in with my existing knowledge and make connections. My Input and Strategic strengths really work well together as I try to make sense of what I’m learning. I’m never learning in isolation.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

How can a Bible-believing Christian be an anarchist?

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.  For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God. For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do […]

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Coming out of the closet . . . as an anarchist

If you follow me on social media, have read several other posts on this blog, or are friends with me on Facebook, perhaps you’ve seen some of my posts and began to wonder.  Is he, you know, one of those? Well let me confirm your fears: I am an anarchist. Unlike other closets, coming out […]

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Our Miracle Baby

It was an unbelievable 3 hours.  That is “unbelievable” by the normal English usage of the word.  However, what is impossible with man is possible with God.  Today I have witnessed a miracle.  It isn’t on the same order of magnitude as God making the sun stand still (Joshua 10), parting the Red Sea (Exodus […]

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The Mind of Deke 2

Note: I wrote this back on October 13, 2003 for my favorite Dungeons and Dragons character, Deke MacKlellan.  I played with my best friends back home for close to ten years before I got married.  He was my good character in what we called “The Good/Evil Campaign.”  I just stumbled upon it again and thought […]

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The Mind of Deke 1

Note: I wrote this back on August 18, 2003 for my favorite Dungeons and Dragons character, Deke MacKlellan.  I played with my best friends back home for close to ten years before I got married.  He was my good character in what we called “The Good/Evil Campaign.”  I just stumbled upon it again and thought […]

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Prayer of Praise for February 20, 2011

“I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.” Psalm 35:18 Who is like You, O LORD?  Indeed, to ask the question is to answer it.  For You alone are from everlasting to everlasting.  You alone are uncreated, One God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.  You keep […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Sermon on Just Weights and Measures, Proverbs 11:1

Today I preached my second sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Proverbs 11:1 and the title of the sermon is “Weights and Measures: Just and Unjust.”  In it I deal with such issues as honest business dealings, fraud, fiat money, and a basic overview of Christian economics. Feel free to listen […]

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Singing Jonah’s Prayer

Due to the sovereignty of God, I have had Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the great fish in Jonah 2 preached to me twice in the past two weeks, first by Brian Phillips at Holy Trinity Reformed Church in Concord, NC on November 21, and then by Gene Liechty at Christ Church in Cary, […]

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Toby Sumpter on playing with dragons

The sermon I preached on Sunday dealt some with the tanniyn/dragon.  Toby Sumpter, pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, ID, just posted and brought another intriguing perspective to dragons in the Bible: “Yahweh plays with dragons, and growing up into the glory and wisdom of the sons of God means growing up to play […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

My First Sermon – Psalm 148

Today I preached my first sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Psalm 148 and the title of the sermon is “All Creatures of Our God and King…” I wrote the whole sermon out in manuscript form and deviated from it some when I preached it.  Apparently my pages got out of […]

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I’ll just wear my glasses, then

There is good reason to oppose the syrupy, squishy, evangellyfishy, Jesus-is-my-boyfriend treacle that we see around us, but we need to follow scripture rather than reacting against the prevailing error. There is a certain aspect of American reformed and Calvinist culture that operates as if our bodies only exist to take our brains to and from church. I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been influenced in some way by this. We are Christians, not Vulcans. Christianity is incarnational. Both of these ditches have latent Gnostic assumptions and both of them are inconsistent with the Incarnation. If you think you can do theology without it erupting into doxology, your theology is wrong. Period. I don’t care how many fat books with small type you’ve read.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Prayer of praise for July 11

“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.  He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay.” Our Father, we thank You for wondrous love that raised us out of the very dust of death.  You did not withhold Your Son, Your […]