Friday, February 22, 2008

You Gotta Love Lewis

"Aslan, Aslan. Dear Aslan," sobbed Lucy. "At last."...

"Welcome child," he said.

"Aslan,", said Lucy, "you're bigger."

"That is because you are older, little one," answered he.

"Not because you are?"

"I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger."

Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis

Cool Blog

I added a new site to my blog roll, Un-churched In Miami". There's a poll on the site entitled, "Why Have You Stopped Going To Church?".

The blog asks questions about spirituality, community and relevance.

I am an active member of my church*, so I don't fit into the Un-Churched category. But I have expressed repeatedly that, if for whatever reason I fell out of my current faith community, it would be very difficult to find another home church in Miami. I think a lot of people feel this way. I understand the mind of the person who is fed up with the idea of the modern protestant church. Churches with depth are hard to come by in these parts. It seems everyone is too busy embracing relativism, putting on the best AV show in town, being "relevant", or being right.

The object of our worship should be God. Instead, we're too focused on our agendas and keeping our churches full. The object of our affection has been kidnapped and replaced with rhetoric and marketing.

I do like the this blog though; great opportunity for discussion. I hope to see more postings for and from the Un-Churched in Miami.

* - my church is far from perfect; but it's home.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


It's a story as old as time. Guy says he's going to start an intensive Bible study, guy finds out he's having a son, guy buys a house, guy starts remodeling house, guy's source of income is challenged.

Guy has no time for intensive Bible study.

It's been a crazy start to '08; mostly full of blessings and good things. Still, it was nuts. I'm looking to get back into blogging again in a couple of weeks.

How the hell do all those really cool sounding pastors do it; you know, the ones who tell us how to read the entire Bible in one year, and seem to have their "quiet time" undeterred by life's interuptions? Maybe they're special... hmmm... nah... they're just as full of it as I am, that's all.

But today, a new era begins. A time of deep spirtual reflection and contemplation. A time of personal study of God's word. Daily, I will wake up before the sun rises, pour myself a hot cup of coffee, and sit studiously (and spiritually) at my hardwood desk in my library, in my brown leather executive chair, and begin anew my time of deep spiritual reflection on the Holy scriptures. I will allow God to speak to me, and I will be blessed and at peace.

Oh wait. I forgot. I don't have a library. Or a hardwood desk. And I have a plastic chair on wheels.

The imagery was nice though, wasn't it?

The nice thing is though, imagery aside, God still loves me. I am His son. So, I'll look past the how-to books, the imagery and what everyone thinks spending time with God should be; or look like.

I'll focus instead on the fact that I am His. That's all that matters. He loves me. That's all I need to motivate me. That should be my only motivation.

So I'll endeavor to read my Bible, around 9'ish, a few days a week. God will speak to me; hopefully I'll listen. And when I do, it will be beautiful. And when I don't, he still loves me.

More blogging soon.