An Ode to North Dakota

I just got back from a week in North Dakota, spending time in Grand Forks, Adams/Fairdale, and Fargo.  It’s a cold place, but a good one.  I wrote a little something upon return. Ode to North Dakota To you, O North Dakota how so you make my toes hurt-a, but you’re good people and fine […]

Atlanta Half Marathon

BEFORE DURING: AFTER: Well, I did it.  I used to hate running and now, em, I can at least say I didn’t hate running a 13.1 mile race.  I’d rather you call me a “jogger,” though.  It’s still a bit of a chore, but it’s one that I really, almost, very close to enjoy, and […]

The Case of the Fibbing Preacher: My Response

See the case study in the previous post, or click here.  Again, image credit to coscurro. Sarah, I’m grateful you called and appreciate that you’re willing to talk over such ethical quandaries with me.  Much of what I am about to say is informed by an excellent article by Tom Long in last year’s Christian […]

The Case of the Fibbing Preacher

A question for an ethics response paper this week brought up some great discussions and ethical quandaries regarding sermon preparation, citations, and delivery.  Here’s the case.  My response will go up in a few hours. The Case of the Fibbing Preacher Your friend Sarah is the solo pastor of a 100-member church.  It’s Saturday night […]

Teach for America CD Project

I’m not a huge pop music fan (ok, that’s the understatement of the week) but I friend let me know of this program and it looks really cool. It’s a project to benefit Teach for America.  A new CD called “Before the Goldrush.”  I hear, It’s filled with wonderful songs by marquee names like The […]

Expanding the mind, not the body

Podcasts. One of the benefits of training for the Atlanta Half Marathon is that I get to listen to several hours of podcasts each week (if you don’t know what a podcast is, click here). I’m not a listening-to-music person. Never have been. But I have always loved NPR, the spoken word, stories and interesting […]

Half cool? Half crazy? Hopefully, at least half a good idea.

I just clicked it.  My confirmation email has arrived.  I’m running in a half marathon, 13.1 miles, ten weeks from today (that’s Thanksgiving Day, by the way).   They say, “The half marathon is a friendly distance.”  They say, “The half is an approachable race.”  They say, “It’s fun.”  But who are they after all?  Those […]

Decatur Saturday

We love Decatur.  It’s newish city motto is, “Clean, Green, Active, and Attractive.”  Who doesn’t want to be all four?  What follows is just a sample, then, of what Decatur has to offer. At 9:00 am today I ran in a 5K run “Beat the Street for Little Feet” to sponsor Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool.  We rode […]

Beard Experiment

I did it.  I don’t think I like it.  I’m going to move on.   Update:  The new Adam (not theologically speaking, of course)