I need a new Twitter name, and I’m at a loss. Help? (casual friday)


Hey, if you don’t care about the rest of this post, feel free to skip it and just follow me and Twitter! Yeah, I feel a little narcissistic writing this post (that’s why I save posts like this for Fridays!), but I’ve finally reached the point of annoyance that something has to happen. When I … Continue reading I need a new Twitter name, and I’m at a loss. Help? (casual friday)

on blogs that begin and never start… [casual friday]


The blogging platform I use, WordPress, has a nifty feature where you can “find your friends” with blogs also on WordPress. I spent the other day doing this, and ended up really enjoying myself. It was like dropping into random time capsules here and there. I ran across blogs that many of my friends had begun, only to … Continue reading on blogs that begin and never start… [casual friday]

if you’re a church-going, coffee shop-visiting Philadelphian, watch your phone [casual friday]


Lookout Mobile Security recently released a study in which it analyzed where people most often lost their cell phones. Lookout has a suite of resources that you can activate if you think you’ve lost your phone. They took this data and analyzed it to see where people most often activate this feature. The number one … Continue reading if you’re a church-going, coffee shop-visiting Philadelphian, watch your phone [casual friday]

“What if George W. Bush had done that?” (Opposites Coming Together) [Casual Friday]


Firstly, let me formally introduce “Casual Friday” posts. After all the seriousness in my posts on theology, politics, and such through the week, one could get the impression I can’t have any fun. Well, not so. Whenever I’m able, I hope to take Fridays to write up shorter, casual, and generally more light-hearted posts to … Continue reading “What if George W. Bush had done that?” (Opposites Coming Together) [Casual Friday]

The Woman’s Role: What’s Wrong With This Picture? [casual fri]


In my research for this on-going series on Women and the Church, I ran across this picture above. And for this Friday, I wanted to throw it out there to get people’s reactions. If you agree with the overall point, do you appreciate the representation? Do you think this is a helpful representation? How would … Continue reading The Woman’s Role: What’s Wrong With This Picture? [casual fri]

Make Amazing Poetry on Google & Your Bookshelf [casual fri]


We’ve had an intense week on the blog. It was my first week back to blogging each day. We talked about everything from engagements to suffering, from NSA surveillance to harshing everyone’s 4th of July buzz. So let’s have some fun. I fully believe that poetry is one of the most powerful forces in our … Continue reading Make Amazing Poetry on Google & Your Bookshelf [casual fri]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful (humor edition) [casual fri]


Earlier this week I posted a response to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, which is on the theme of “Thankful“. I wrote what I hope was a beautiful expression of thankfulness that I ran across in my job; I wrote about a client of mine and the slow process of healing that brings us … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful (humor edition) [casual fri]

my coffee brewing is about to get real… [casual fri]


Friends know that I’m a coffee snob. Real coffee snobs know I’m only a wanna-be coffee snob. I myself know that the latter group is probably more right, but nevertheless, this doesn’t prevent from trying to edge ever closer to my dream of being a real coffee connoisseur. To that end, I recently invested in the above … Continue reading my coffee brewing is about to get real… [casual fri]

two of my best (looking) friends are getting married today, so I’m shaving my beard.


Aren’t they good-looking? (Their dog is even cuter.) Looks aside, two of my favorite people in my life are getting married in just a few hours. I’ve walked with them (especially the future Mrs.) through a lot and having watched them get there today will be one of the greatest joys of my life. Seriously. Their … Continue reading two of my best (looking) friends are getting married today, so I’m shaving my beard.

Weekend Photo Challenge: Beyond (beauty beyond love)


This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Beyond“. Basically, the challenge was to find a picture that guides the viewer’s eye beyond the primary subject of the photo. I’ve chosen the above photo. In the summer of 2006, between the sophomore and junior years of college (when my hair still looked like this), I … Continue reading Weekend Photo Challenge: Beyond (beauty beyond love)