and now for something completely different

January 28, 2008

This morning, I begin my last week as a pastor at

film and theology help

June 18, 2007

In July and August, I’m going to lead a study on film and theology in our home. As I’m thinking through how this will look, the purpose of the study is not going to be to use a few movie clips here and there to illustrate some points or Bible verses I want to reinforce. […]

pirates tres

May 30, 2007

Some random thoughts that went through my head while watching Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End late last night: “I wish Captain Jack would get some kind of ointment to put on that sore on his cheek. It hasn’t healed for three movies now.” “Was I supposed to take LSD before watching this scene?” […]


May 27, 2007

Between our experience with Pathways, classes at school, personal studies, and our dreams of a future church plant, I’ve spent a lot of time processing the mission of the church. And yet those thoughts still seem so unfinished… Dean gave me the month of May to put some of those thoughts into a teaching series […]

prayer wall

April 7, 2007

In celebration of holy week, we partnered with another church in the area to create an experience called Journey to the Cross. At the end of the journey, there was a wall for people to write prayers of celebration, heartache, or thanks. The video below is a time lapse capturing the prayers as they were […]

mount goodwill

February 26, 2007

This is a picture of ‘mount goodwill’ – aptly titled by someone from Pathways. The picture doesn’t quite seem to do it justice but there was enough here to fill three SUV/Minivans. (This is suburbia, after all!) We’ve been wrestling with what it looks like to live as followers of Jesus in our culture of […]

nouwen on community

February 2, 2007

I read Henri Nouwen’s Can You Drink the Cup? for a class I have this weekend. It’s a short and easy book, but stunning in it’s content. I did a lot of underlining, but one simple little phrase jumped out for me: That’s community, a fellowship of little people who together make God visible in […]

silent auction at the town festival

July 12, 2006

This weekend, Pathways had a booth at the Mill Creek Town Festival. We knew this would be a great way to introduce Pathways to others in our community, but we also didn’t just want to have a booth that was all about us. We are passionate about the fact that our community and our world […]