last week, i spent some time with my seminary cohort dissecting everyone’s myer-briggs personality type. i’ve done this before, but
i’m writing this from conception abbey, a benedictine monastery about two hours north of kansas city in northwestern missouri. i’m
this video showed up in my inbox last monday as a part of the “youtube you can use” series from the youth cartel. two points i want to make about it.
1. this could be an adidas commercial. really diggin the sambas/school uniform combo this kid rocks.
2. this video reminds me of when God calls david in 1 samuel 16.
in the passage, samuel is tasked with traveling to bethlehem to anoint one of jesse’s sons to be the next chosen king of israel. it’s not an easy assignment considering that jesse pretty much has an army of sons to choose from. if i’m samuel, i’d be pretty nervous i’d screw it up.
jesse has seven different sons pass in front of samuel. they’re all impressive in appearance, but none of them are the right choice. finally, samuel asks jesse, “are these all of your sons?” and jesse spills the beans that the youngest one is outstanding in his field* tending the sheep.
* – this is one of my dad’s all-time favorite jokes. felt the need to insert it
if you’re in ministry of any kind, you know what it’s like to tell people that you work in a
our jacob’s well high school group is on a missions/adventure trip in colorado this week. we’ve spent the last three
we had our middle school shaving cream fight two weeks ago. as expected, it was a blast. my favorite part
this fall i’m entering seminary. i had a scholarship interview a few weeks ago and one of the questions they