Week in Review – 6/14-6/21

This past week was one of the best ones I have had in a while.

What I Enjoyed – 1. As mentioned last Monday, we’re having a boy and we’ve been enjoying that realization (and that made Father’s Day even sweeter).  I was disappointed that I didn’t get a tie that I will never wear. Instead I got this cool iHome clock/phone/player/charger thing.  2. Grateful that Tim Nye got a job. 3. Grateful that Evan Curry found God’s leading and his next church (which is his current church that is planting another one. Get it?) 4. indie artist and good friend, Andy Zipf gave us a good show for our last youth gathering of the year. 5. I enjoyed my evening at the Templeton Foundation with Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God. (I hope to blog about this but you know how that goes ;-) 6. Later that night caught up with some friends and discussed evangelicals and politics.  Good conversation with great people.  7. Girl’s Senior Sneak was fantastic. I mean it should have been, after all, I planned it: MOMA, Koren BBQ, fondue, the new Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Annex, and the Fray in concert. Am I the coolest sr. high youth pastor at MEFC named Tim? They thought so and today, I think so too. 7. Oh and my fantasy baseball team is in first place (that’s right Frosty).

What I’ve Been Listening to – Radiohead (like it was new again), Andy Zipf (because he just may be the most talented musician that I know personally), The Fray (because I wanted to sing the words in my head during the concert.  I’m not afraid to admit that I like them).

What I’ve Been Reading – though I had to scan over a lot of books for my last project like Simple Church, Church for the Unchurched, the book I’m reading is still Barth’s Dogmatics 1.1

Seminary Update – Second year is complete. Now it’s an independent study about Karl Barth’s theology John Franke and some friends.

Youth Ministry Update – We’re done. But I keep talking about next year. Maybe I do love what I’m doing. In the meantime, I have a mission trip to keep me busy.

Looking forward to – Thank you dinner for our youth leaders tonight, VBS next week (While I have concerns over the mentality of VBS, I always like being around those kids once we’re there), going with Susan to Rob Bell’s Poets, Prophets and Priests Conference and my sisters’ baby shower. I’m not kidding, seeing my wife and my sister pregnant together has been one of the joys of my life.


  1. Stumbled upon yor blog after a tweet from Relevant. Just wanted to say hey. I like how you integrated Twitter feeds at the top of the blog. Very nicely done.

  2. Thanks, bud! We’re excited to see all that happens at this new church plant.

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