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Welcome, April

April Fool’s Day came and went for me, and surprisingly – even shockingly – I never once said, shouted, or jubilantly screamed, “April Fools!” I’m a little disappointed in myself. On top of that, no one said it to me… Continue Reading →

What’s down the trail for you?

I don’t know about you, but 2006 seem to drain out faster than I imagined. It was a little like watching the last inch or so of water in the tub turn tornadic as it vanished in a defiant slurp…. Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by Notes during the holiday season! I wish you and yours the very merriest of Christmi (is that plural of Christmas?). The time of year is significant for many cultures around the world, and ours is no… Continue Reading →

Welcome back!

If you’re seeing this post, then you’ve arrived at the newly-located blog. Notes from the Trail now has its own space on my server rather than just a subfolder. (If that made your head spin, it’s OK; you’re normal.) I… Continue Reading →


Thanks for stopping by the newly-ported blog! I’ve gone to WordPress now, and I’m looking forward to learning it as a comprehensive design and site tool. You may see a few theme changes in the next week or so while… Continue Reading →

You scored as Karl Barth. The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology. Karl… Continue Reading →

Spirituality Tag…

I first saw this while cruising some religious blogs at 9rules Communities. So… here I go. Thanks to the Lo-Fi Tribe’s blog for originally getting me tagged. 1. List three words that describe your faith. Growing, mysterious, joyful. 2. Describe… Continue Reading →

St. Patrick liked small group ministry…

What the heck?! I just finished George Hunter’s The Celtic Way of Evangelism. It’s a short book, and though I rarely do this (yea, right!), I must urge you all to run out and buy a copy today. C’mon, you… Continue Reading →


Oh no… my wife now has a blog. It’s Proof Positive, and I’m a little nervous about it. Up till now, I’ve been able to free wheel out here in cyberspace, content with the occasional comment from her about “I… Continue Reading →

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