Archive

Posts Tagged ‘religion’

How to Live out Grace, A Personal Illustration

February 22, 2017 3 comments
img_6560_yellow_webAs I was getting ready to work at my home office this morning I noticed that my son left an English paper home, and I texted him about it. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from him noting a sense of desperation to figure out a way to at least get some credit for completing his work. From past experience, there were negative ramifications for submitting a project late, and, like most any good parent would, I had to remind him a couple times already this school year that we must all submit to the consequences of our mistakes. Today, he was 15 minutes away from learning that painful lesson yet again.
 
Going against my normal instincts, my mind rang with an opportunity to Read more…

Church Can Stink for Creative People

October 13, 2011 1 comment

I’m not sure exactly how I came across Jon Reid’s blog, and I find his statements sometimes challenging, repulsive and crude, or sometimes even both at the same time. He seems to be a muckraker of sorts in the matter of Christianity, and I think every generation needs one or two. It helps us to see where we are and challenges our thinking so that we can further solidify our stance. Those who fear such things (setting aside new converts to Christianity) likely prefer to be blind, segregated, and likely unwilling to consider change for the good anyway.

Leaving that topic, I saw the video on his page that really spoke to me, cuz I’m a creative. I like to do things off the cuff. I like freedom to dream and to make dreams happen – to experiment with just about anything that you put in front of me. I don’t like numbers unless they are calculations for the use of keyframes in Adobe After Effects. And while I enjoy order, I like to bend it a bit. Yeah, I am the right-brained guy who comes up with the occasional off-the-wall statement in a staff meeting when discussion gets too dry (ho-hum), but I can also turn a basic concept or spark of thought into something that people will talk about for a long time after.

Here’s where I think that Jon is on the money: Read more…

Results from a Trip to Africa

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

(moved from Facebook, originally posted on June 23, 2009

Let me just say that I have been impacted from my recent trip to Togo, Africa. The culture. The people. The needs. My life. For me, I want to help. No, I don’t feel a compelling to go back on a permanent basis. I’d be willing, though.

I wish that I could share all of my experiences from my trip to Africa, and maybe I’ll do that at some point.

My role in going to Africa was two-fold: Read more…

%d bloggers like this: