"Those who say that children must not be frightened may mean two things. They may mean (1) that we must not do anything likely to give the child those haunting, disabling, pathological fears against which ordinary courage is helpless: in fact, phobias. His mind must, if possible, be kept clear of things he can't bear[…]

Win-Win on Same Sex Marriage

Here's the article that was recently published on Out of Ur, in its entirety.  Is It Possible to Have a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?  Is it possible to have a win-win on Same-Sex Marriage (SSM)? I think it‚Äôs not only possible- it‚Äôs imperative. The recent passage (and subsequent furor and church protests over) Prop 8[…]

Glad I could help…

LOVE that someone on the east coast just found my blog with a google search for “Christmas Eve sermon”. Talk about cutting it close! Merry Christmas Mr (or Ms) Last Minute. Hope it helped!


Portland is having our very own Snowpocalpyse. A couple feet by now it seems- and more and more all the time. With strata of freezing rain to boot. We've been snowed in for a few days here and even had to cancel both our worship Gatherings last Sunday. I wasn't as cool as Eugene Cho[…]


"How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytise?" 3 videos, same point.  Good to hear a (seriously rabid!) atheist like Penn talk about evangelism this way. And Elaine has a point.  And one more tying together this post and the one before it 🙂 ht: Bill Kinnon

PB Balls

1 12oz Jar of Peanut Butter 1lb powdered sugar 2/3 cup butter (softened) 1 bag choc. chips 1/2 stick paraffin 3 cups rice crispies Mix butter, PB and sugar all together Use hands to smoothen. Roll into balls.  Melt chocolate in double broiler (1 pan with chocolate set inside pan with boiling water) and parafin. […]

Top 5 Evergreeners

… you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.  by Devin Vaughn! Top 5 Evergreeners that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley: Honorable Mention #2: Chris Leonardo – His big red 'fro and bigger calves would give him away before he could do anything. Unless he improves these two features, he[…]

Glad on Advent

How I miss Glad and Scott, two Evergreeners traveling the world, serving others… Here's a bit of Glad on Advent. I really encourage you to click through and read the rest.  It was approaching 6 am, and the world was slowly turning grey around us. Scott and I were huddled together at a little bus[…]