In this episode, the Doctor takes Rose five billion years into the future to view the end of the world. They crash an exclusive soiree for the Universe’s wealthiest notables. Held on a specially shielded space station, this cocktail party’s main event is the viewing of the expansion of the sun and fiery death of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #2: In which Rose Tyler is wrong about what it is to be human
You’d like Nora if you met her. She’s a lovely 96-year-old member of our church (your vocabulary word for the day is nonagenarian: a person in their 90’s). Nora would immediately charm you with her smile and her cheery demeanor; I’d bet a steak dinner on it. I’ve also found that she is very wise. … Continue reading 4 Life Lessons I Learned From A Nonagenarian’s Story
Over the next several weeks, I’ll be trying out a new feature for weekend posts: Tardis Theology. I believe that wherever there is truth, goodness, and beauty, we can find hints of God’s hand behind it. With that belief in mind, I’ll be reflecting on the popular science fiction series, Doctor Who, beginning with the … Continue reading Tardis Theology #1 – In which the Doctor prompts us to consider Jesus’ call
Have you had one of those days where things seem to connect? That was my Wednesday. My mid-morning coffee break usually includes reading online magazines, looking for interesting and inspiring stories to add to my collection. I was not disappointed. I came across this touching article about the Belgian village of Geel. This little community … Continue reading These Ordinary People Are Quietly Changing The World
“He’s not there yet, but I’m working on him.”Ever heard something like that? Tell the truth – have you ever said something like that? In our task-dominated, project managed world, have you ever treated another person as a problem to be solved, a to-do to be checked off, or a project to be completed? Worse that that … Continue reading People Are Not Projects
Curator of Inspiration: It’s not a job title – it’s a role. It’s something you do, regardless of your official position in the organization. I’ve written earlier about the Pastor as a Curator of Inspiration; this is just one of many hats a pastor gets to wear. However, it’s a fun hat, and it’s a … Continue reading 4 Steps To Become A Curator Of Inspiration
Continuing the discussion on the Age of Design….My friend Joshua Long, while ruminating on the concept of the Age of Design, had 2 contrasting scriptures come to mind: The Tower of Babel and Nehemiah 1 (where Nehemiah prayerfully undertakes the task of restoring ruined Jerusalem)And that made me think of Spaceship Earth. Yes, the ride … Continue reading Spaceship Earth: Is it Babel or Jerusalem?