• church,  grad school,  inner world,  jesus,  spirituality

    the church of my imagination

    Choirs of unicorns singing gospel hymns, humorous sermons by Stephen Colbert and joyful potlucks with BBQ ribs afterwards comprise the church of my imagingation. Well, not actually, but it’s fun to picture right? Unicorns, Colbert, ribs- sounds like a divine trifecta to me. Dave and I have been looking for a church here in Cleveland and I’ve been reflecting on what we value in a church, how we go about evaluating those values, the dissonance that occurs between what I picture as an ideal church and what we experience in reality. ┬áRecently I took a class with Rick Richardson (aka Slick Rick) at Wheaton Graduate School on various models of…

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    procrastination

    Are you reading my blog because you’re procrastinating something? Well, that makes two of us because I’m writing this blog procrastinating writing a presentation I have to give tomorrow for class. Though I’m coming down with a cold and want to go to sleep even though it’s 7:58pm I find myself in the blogosphere. procrastinating. This issue is one I’ve had to deal with pointedly for the past 10 years having to self- manage my schedule. I love and hate this aspect of my job. It’s the same way with the M.A. program I’m in- it’s an intensely self-driven program designed for people who want to earn a degree while…