Thoughts on my experiences as a 19 year old looking for pretty girls and petty arguments at the Balboa Fun Zone, stories of human bones strewn in sacred temples, and words of wisdom from Dallas Willard, Thomas Keating and Jesus.
In February of 2010, the iPad was newly introduced. I was full of curiosity, intrigue and yearning. They weren’t available yet, but I was concocting all the reasons I needed one worked into our limited budget.
I’ve read 3 or 4 of Parker Palmer’s books, and each was deeply shaping for me. This may be the first time I’ve run across an interview of him, on a podcast. It’s a good intro to the kinds of things he has to say and a peek into why his is a voice worth hearing.
I chose to do a sermon on the wise and foolish bridesmaids early this summer. I wasn’t all that excited to do so, because it’s a harder topic to work through compared to many of the other parables of Jesus. It turned out to be well timed though, in light of the events in the week before.
One of the fun things about the Sermonsmith podcast is finding an excuse to continue conversations. I met Kevin years ago, only talked for a little while at a conference, but had a lot of respect for what he had to say. I’m glad I could invite others along when we continued that conversation on the Sermonsmith podcast.