Faith General

Chris’ public speaking tip #1:

Don’t plan out possible ways you could misspeak and how to recover from them. It’s too easy to make a Freudian slip and end up like this youth pastor from TX.

Caution: you wouldn’t expect him to say what he says.


The Death of Chris (not really)

I feel like I should explain the just broken blog silence. This semester has been kicking my butt. I don’t know why taking five in-major classes sounded like a good idea at the time. Even with the insane workload, this semester has been awesome.

The fall 2005 vtONE event was truly awesome, and we’ve seen God’s hand on this campus very visibly this semester. We’ve seen several specific prayers answered, ranging from key people getting together and praying, establishing better communication between groups, and also personal salvations. It’s been great seeing how much God works in spite of us to accomplish his will.

I’ve managed to mostly keep up with people over the semester too. I’ve not let the classes take over my entire life. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break (which starts in about five hours!) and a lighter next semester.

If you haven’t heard from me in a while, drop me a line. I’m also planning to be in the DC area from tomorrow evening through next Friday.

Current Events Faith

War and Peace

JR, the pastor who founded Kairos Los Angeles has a challenging post on his blog. As someone who doesn’t show near enough love to the people around me, I really resonate with JR’s analysis of how things could have been instead of how things are. On a related note, I think Matthew 5:38-45 fits in with JR’s comments.