Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Two things -

Check out the video blog -

Here is the link to their facebook group with more concert info.

You can buy tickets at this link:

***Please give me some feedback on the video blog format. I'm open to new ideas so just drop your comments or suggestions here on the blog.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Here goes...

...the beginning of another semester. I have to say the same old feeling of the first day of school still came back to me. It's like the first day of kindergarten all over again....ask my mom...it didn't go that well. Just not knowing where I'd sit and if I'd know anyone... Am I really prepared for this...can I make the grade?

Today, as some of those same old feeling came flowing back in I reluctantly went to my first class...but today, when I got there, there was something different. There was a comfort that replaced the reluctancy. As I walked toward my class there were faces and conversations that brought me to realize I was really in a place of community. In this place of graduate education the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of so many that what can cause fear and anxiety is filled with comfort in knowing that God has brought each of us this far and he'll see us through to the end.

Beginning my classes today I met student online who opened my eyes to how difficult conditions can be for students around the world. I admire the faith and dedication of anyone who follows the call to come to seminary, but today's story was beyond any I have heard yet. Please join in praying for a brother half way around the world that is making great sacrifices to follow God's call on his life by attending Asbury online in a place where books and the internet are hard to come by.

Please be in prayer for each person of the Asbury Community as we start another semester together! And, to my final semester...here goes!

Friday, February 08, 2008

The time has come...

...to face the thing called facebook. I have been resistant (to say the least) to joining facebook, mainly because I know the time I would want to put into it. There is so much being poured into facebook everyday by people all over the world, and it's worth like $2 billion (at least that's what's been offered for it). As I begin my final semester of seminary I'm still a little concerned about the amount of time it takes to keep up social networking online. I have a lot to learn (since I'm running a little behind on this one), but my wife is a good teacher. More than anything I'm seeing the value of facebook as a tool for communication and building relationships on a broader scale. I know friends whose ministries thrive from the connections made on facebook. So, as I enter this online community, I do it prayerfully and carefully. Here goes...

(P.S. don't worry, I'll still be posting here as usual)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Rend your hearts

It is pretty unbelievable that ash Wednesday has already come. The journey to the cross has begun and the season of Lent will be in place for the next several weeks. May this Word of the Lord be our guide in the coming days:

Joel 2:13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

It is because of Easter that we live but it is vital to our life that we remember what lead up to that glorious morning. Praise God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.