Monday, December 31, 2007

Cindy is floating somewhere in our U.S. mail system

Katie and I just got back from San Fran yesterday. It was a great trip visiting our friends Stephanie, Danny, Joel and Jeanne. Sadly I left my computer (Cindy) at Steph's house...sad day! Steph had to send Cindy to me in the mail. I hope that he gets here ok? Have a good new years everyone! I will be back in the new year when I get Cindy back.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I still love that 2 and half years after I have graduated from college I still have a group of close friends around. These friends have been great over the last 2 years. I know all in the area are not represented by the picture below (such as JD and Jon E)but looking at this picture reminds me of how great it is to be apart of a community of people that care about each other and make a point to get together regularly no matter how crazy our lives are or because some of us are married, engaged, dating or single. I love you all!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Which theologian am I?

Which theologian are you?
created with
You scored as Jürgen Moltmann

The problem of evil is central to your thought, and only a crucified God can show that God is not indifferent to human suffering. Christian discipleship means identifying with suffering but also anticipating the new creation of all things that God will bring about.



Jürgen Moltmann


John Calvin


Karl Barth


Friedrich Schleiermacher


Jonathan Edwards


Martin Luther


Paul Tillich


Charles Finney




Christmas Party

Tonight is the SoCal Christmas party! If you are not here we love and miss you all!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


So tonight while was at my church advent service I received a phone call from a church in Thousand Oaks where I had a second interview at a week ago (the first was a phone interview and the second in person). I was informed that I did not get the job, despite the fact that the pastor and search committee "loved my compassion for youth" and "thought I would be a great youth pastor,"yet there were some on the board and in session(a word meaning the old people who run a Presbyterian Church) who did not think I "fit what a youth pastor should be like." The person went on to explain how the people of the church were set in their ways and I didn't fit their "idea of what or who a youth pastor should be like." What the F#@$! Next time maybe I should cut my hair short cut off my beard and wear clothes from Express and not say things like "the Church should be about more than caring for itself. It should be about caring for the needs of those in its community, like the day labors who get paid unfair wages who live 10 minutes from this church." Maybe then I will have a job? I am just so tired of looking for a job in the Church! Sometimes I wonder why I event want to work in the Church?
Then I remember how my current church staff reacted to when I told them what the church said, they were about as upset and discussed by the church as I was, and I remember there are people in the Church that care about the Kingdom of God and love Jesus and want to wrestle with what it means to be the Church. Thank you to all those who love.