Local Via Dolorosa

For my confreres, parishioners, and friends to use as you see fit. The Via Dolorosa is a traditional route of pilgrimage through Jerusalem. The route commemorates Jesus' final hours from arrest to the crucifixion. This simplified local route is approximately the same length as that which Jesus took in Jerusalem from the Garden of Gethsemane... Continue Reading →

Giving Good Directions

Giving good directions is hard. One reason I enjoy using GPS in my car is that it bypasses the poor directions that other people tend to give. Giving good directions demands an objective frame of mind so that the instructions are not dependent upon any one person's experience or frame of reference. Most of us... Continue Reading →

Zoned for Indoor Forts

I am imagining reading the following MLS entry someday soon: For Sale: 1,100 sq. ft. Asheville bungalow. Features include 3BR, 1 bath, LR, chef's kitchen, photography and video production studio, home school classroom, ballet studio, home gym, sun porch, home office, rec. room, library, home spa, bowling alley, indoor velodrome, home theater, coffee nook, secret... Continue Reading →

Fast and Slow

One way I have experienced the impact of COVID-19 is the sensation that my work is simultaneously required to be both faster and slower than usual. The need to have a rapid response came primarily in regards to worship and other church gatherings. Skyland decided on a Friday (the 13th) not to hold worship the... Continue Reading →

Make It Specific

I've been hearing this sentence with increasing frequency, "What about the people who aren't on the internet?" It's a caring sentiment in a time of mandated isolation. As the rest of us are connecting through email, blogs, Facebook, YouTube, and live streaming, the questioner typically feels as though those without use of the internet are... Continue Reading →

What Are You Learning?

No, I'm not talking grand metaphysical lessons or relational mysteries. I'm interested in hobbies, books, home improvement, musical instruments, technology, cooking, gardening, etc. What are you doing at home that you were not doing before the zombie attack? Everyone in my family of origin knits, except me. I'm taking an online Photoshop challenge. My wife... Continue Reading →


I'm trying to be thoughtful about using the internet so much these days. Being in front of the computer more than usual, and posting videos of sermons are different experiences for me, physically, theologically, technically, and spiritually. I feel a little like I've been swimming in a lap pool, and now I can only swim... Continue Reading →

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