wrong link

So I apparently was tired earlier and posted the wrong link. The right URL for my church’s site is http://ecclesiacc.wordpress.com. I forgot the “cc”. It has been fixed accordingly.


Computer problems

Not that I’ve been posting much in December, but I’ll likely be offline for some time. Just after Christmas I had an incident involving a glass of water and my laptop, so I’ll be online only sporadically at best for the next week or two while I wait for it to get back from the shop. I’m hoping to get it back around Epiphany or so, but we’ll see.

Until then, blessings to you and I’ll be back as soon as possible. Shalom!

where I’ve been

I’m sorry I’ve let off my blogging pace from the past couple of weeks – I really do enjoy writing more and getting out my thoughts through this outlet, and I also enjoy the increased blog hits that seem to come with more writing.

Over the past couple of days I’ve been working on an article for the online magazine Catapult for their upcoming issue, which is centered on the topics discussed earlier this month at the Cynicism and Hope conference. I wrote an article that is largely a shortened form of my presentation from the conference, though I did add some original material. I’ve heard rumors that there may be other publishing opportunities in the future related to the conference, so I’ll keep you updated if anything further comes from that.

I’ve also been plugging away at the “Anarchism, Christianity, and the Prophetic Imagination” series over at Jesus Manifesto, so there’s been lots of writing going on – just not here for the past couple of days. I’m hoping this week to write some more on my What Would Jesus Deconstruct? series as well.

I’m hoping to get more content up here tomorrow, so stay tuned!

apology (again)

I know I haven’t posted anything for quite some time now and I’m very sorry.  I have a lot going on upstairs, particularly some thoughts on postmodern issues and new monasticism, as well as some reactions to a couple of books I’ve read lately.  I’ve been a bit depressed for several weeks, probably directly related to the fact that I’m currently working the overnight shift at the Starbucks at which I am employed (and, having read my journal and my thoughts on capitalism and whatnot you probably have a pretty good idea about how I feel about working at Starbucks in general, let alone working the third shift specifically, which pretty much takes me out of contact with most of the rest of the world, even on my days off ’cause I have to maintain my sleep schedule or else it will kill me when I go back to work) and that at Starbucks I don’t make enough money really to get by.  So needless to say I’m really looking forward to next semester when my financial aid should come through.

The other issue is that I’m a grad student and I’m busy as heck.  I have short papers due the next 3 weeks and then a 20-pager due the next in one class, and between now and the end of the month a 10-page, 5-page, and 20-page due in the other plus a 15-minute presentation.  It wouldn’t be so bad, I love what I’m doing, but this third shift thing just sucks out all my energy.

So for those of you who pray, prayers would be awesome.


Had it really been two weeks since my last entry? I’m going to try and write shorter articles more regularly, so maybe I’ll be able to get some of these big, paralyzing thoughts out of my head. I think so much before I start writing something that I tend to get stumped before I even start. Maybe that wouldn’t be a problem if I started writing shorter, more “off-the-top-of-my-head” pieces… sketches, and not just symphonies.

Not, mind you, that I would really compare anything I’ve written to Shostakovic’s 5th symphony. Speaking of which, this past Monday was the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Thank you for your patience, dear reader, and I shall try and do better in the future.

Good night, and good luck.


my apologies to the 10 or so of you who are currently reading this blog via RSS syndication on Livejournal.  I didn’t realize that every time I edit an entry LJ’s syndication search picks it up.  That’s why you keep getting old entries on your friends page.  I’ll try and resist my urge to edit every little thing I read later that I think I could have worded better.