Keep Showing Up

Sometimes living out God’s mission in and to the world simply means showing up. In the middle of a very emotional week about a week ago (Let’s cover those emotions with Oreos!–yeah, that’s a great idea.), this was advice from one of my colleagues: Keep showing up to let Jesus use you in ministry and…

Help?

Many of the posts here on That Reformed Blog deal with deep theological issues or historical events that are fun to think about. As someone who enjoys academia just as much as the next person, I love pondering the deep tenants of  what it means–and what it looks like–to be Reformed. And yet there are times when the…

Living the Legacy

There’s an old Point of Grace song that I love: I’m livin’ the legacy That the faithful have laid down I’m livin’ the legacy Findin’ the hope that my fathers [sic] found I am standing tall, when I’m on my knees I’m livin’ the legacy. As I approach my ordination just two days from now,…

There your heart will be also

“You need to figure out why that hit such a nerve.” These were the words my supervisor said to me at our recent Divisional Staff Meeting for the Surf and Turf, the division I’m a part of in my work for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Bakersfield, CA. She was referring to my reaction to a…

Adventures in Missing the Mark

One of my idols when I was growing up was the Christian music artist Sandi Patty. There’s a reason why this woman is known simply as “The Voice”. The purity and clarity of her tone, her ability to sing anything with effortless aplomb, and of course, the fact that she can hit notes located only…

Facing the Mountain and Seeing God

They’re doing extensive road construction on the road that runs right by the church where I work. Because I don’t drive a car, I have an awesome, hot pink, tricycle with a basket on the back. I can fit $100 of groceries into that baby. I love my bike. I wouldn’t be able to live nearly as…