Thursday, May 17, 2007

and I thought 'Butterfly Kisses' was cheesy

so I downloaded the Free Single of the Week from iTunes a couple weeks ago. I do that from time to time, just to see what's out there. This time, it was a lady singer by the name of Chrisette Michele singing a song called Your Joy. I decided to give it a listen while working in my office on something.

The lyrics were cute. From the perspective of a little girl spending time with her daddy. Then through the song she grows up. As that was happening I slowly stopped working and then I noticed my cheeks were wet when she was singing about some guy coming on a bended knee. And I thought, I'll break those knees.

i'm turning into a sappy daddy. it's hard not to be when you've got a daughter like this:

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!!

(left to right): my mother and Cade, my Nana (mom's mom) and Aunt Becky (mom's sister)
A Happy Happy Mother's Day indeed!

Shown are Aubrey, Aubrey's mom Jayne, Aubrey's Grandma Jean, Aubrey's daughter Cadence.

We have good roots.

Friday, May 11, 2007

that's how she rolls

Today, May 11, 2007, around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Cadence Joy Kleinfeld, embarked on the newfound journey of rolling over. Twice. From her stomach to her back.
Way to go, Cadence.
Way to go.
Next, you'll be leaping small buildings.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

personal salvation

personal salvation is not the goal of your life. it is not the end of your purpose. it is not even God's goal for your life. personal salvation is the encounter with God that propels you into His redemptive movement in the world. personal salvation is a means to the end that God is doing in this world. when God saved me, He created in me something new that would bring about newness in others.

Tim Keller said something like this, and I'm working through it. Any thoughts?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Teachings To Tune In To

As I prepared to teach my section on social gospel, my friend Doug recommended that I listen to Tim Keller's thoughts on justice that he heard from a teaching Tim did at the Reform and Resurge conference in 2006. I first listened to his thoughts on justice and was very encouraged and slightly blown away with his exploration of scriptures take on justice. And so I went and listened to his Church in Culture teaching too. Apparently Church in Culture was the first teaching and richly informs his teaching on justice.

He has some very interesting thoughts on why Christians ought to live in cities and on why justice is important to have imbedded within all we do as Christ followers.

Resurgence is kindly making these teachings available for free, so I thought I'd link them here.

Being the Church in our Culture
Preaching the Gospel
Doing Justice