Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Kristi Crossgrove: God’s Love

Posted: September 26, 2010 in Community, Media, Theology

What a great message.  I cried throughout.


Lester Smith Testimony

Posted: September 26, 2010 in Community, Media, Theology

Cupcake at Camp

Posted: September 11, 2010 in Community, Humor, Media

Anthony trying not to smile.

10 Second Q and A

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Community, Humor, Theology

Last night at vacation Bible School a short person ran up to me shouting, “Pastor Tim! Pastor Tim!”


“Can you dig down in the earth and find hell?”

Zero hesitation: “Nope.”

Turns to friend triumphantly, “I TOLD you so.”

I love how kids think.

Fiscal Annoyance

Posted: April 5, 2010 in Community

“U.S. banks are projected to collect over $38.5 billion in overdraft fees for 2009, nearly double compared to 2000.”

How is it that in this time of recession when we’re all pinching pennies, the banks are making more money than ever on fees and penalties?  Didn’t we just bail out these same banks?

Tim is annoyed today.

[update – if you want to get more annoyed just read this]

When my phone rings…

Posted: March 3, 2010 in Community, Theology

The pastor is called. The pastor is called because the pastor is “the Friday person” even in a secularized community, the one with the text and its candid cadences of loss that go clear to the bottom. It needs to be said and acknowledged, too many times, “the glory has departed.” Such a truth that needs to be voiced, moreover, could not be made up on the spot. It is too heavy and too dangerous, too much beyond our management to be made up on the spot. That loss is to be lined out, rather, from mothers and fathers who have always known that truth since that Friday in Ashdod, when the truth was lined out five unflinching times. It is a lining out nobody wants to hear and nobody wants to say. Except that the integrity of faith and the candor lived life, not to say the integrity of the book, require it to be said: “The ark of God has been captured”… five times… “The glory has departed.”

Walter Brueggeman, Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory, 21.

But Friday isn’t the end of the story.