Tag: Life in Los Angeles

  • Moving Yet Again!

    Emily and I just signed a new lease today and so for our fourth summer in a row we will be moving…sigh.  It’s odd how much we dislike moving because we seem to do it so much!  We are pretty excited about this move for many reasons: one is that we are staying in Highland […]

  • Rain in Los Angeles (What More of a Headline Do You Need?)

    So when it rains here I am not so surprised by this moist substance falling from the sky, though I am pretty sure that’s what would happen if it snowed here for many; no, there isn’t any surprise by the rain – but there is by the people…. I was walking my time card over the SIS office today when I realized that basically Fuller’s entire campus is outside – there is so little protection from the rain that it pretty much flows everywhere there’s an opening.

  • Hey Man Slow Down: The Speed of Life

    I have been reflecting back on the speed that life has taken on. All of life’s distractions, duties, and the pace at which it seems like we must get things done has been pulling me away from the simple and quiet life that one needs in order to maintain a peaceful and love-filled life.

  • Silence II

    How we can make art out of something mundane – art not just for art’s sake (though this is meaningful also) but for the sake of finding the creator through doing activties of participatory worship, sacrmental living, etc. Thus we have the “church of art” below.The church has for a long time lacked creativity, I must say that Quakers have even further to go before they catch up with the already-far-behind Protestants. To attack one’s own spiritual life because it doesn’t fit into certain molds of piety is not the way to go about finding in roads to God.Rather we need to be schooled again in creativity – we need to find God in the novels, the movies, indie and folk music (all other types are must be void), the riding to and fro, the listening, and the silence.There is a balance of both.

  • getting back to things

    I have taken a bit of a hiatus from the world of blogging, primarily beacuse I have been recovering from writing the Barclay Press entries. I was asked to review Ryan Bolger’s new book “Emerging Churches” for Barclay Press’s book review in February. I am really excited about this prospect, as I really respect Ryan’s […]