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Sunday, April 29, 2007


Just because...
and I want to...

Go and check out Kelsey's latest post.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ghetto 71 

Monday, April 23, 2007


It's audience participation time.

Would you rather have this blog:
1 go dark until I feel ready to start up again with meaningful content
2 keep going with the sporadic and usually "light" posts

vote now...(in the comments that is)


Monday, April 16, 2007


Please join me in the counting prayer.

In light of today's news.


































The Jesus Prayer:
(breathe in)Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God.
(breathe out)Have mercy on us, sinners.(repeat)


Sunday, April 15, 2007


sunday morning - god is good
from my room (click for larger)


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ghetto 70 


Not many, if any of you fell for a fake april fools joke.

I had hoped that some of you at least who know both Kelsey and me, would have thought the whole last post to be a funny joke. I tried to make it look as much as a gag as I could, especially since it was posted on the first and at 12:01a.

I guess I failed...

Or none of you thought that hard.

I almost posted a follow-up post saying that it was a joke, but then I'd have to post another post saying that it wasn't a joke and that would have been the real joke.

Confused?? So am I.

I do still exist. Been working 10-12 hour days. Not too much time for other things.

Things are going well with the big K/L, in case you all were wondering.

Will try and get to some real posts soon. Thanks again for keeping up with me and hanging around even though there hasn't been much lately.

In case you didn't hear or see, I made the front page of YouthSpecialties.com with the article I wrote for the Journal of Student Ministries. You can read it here.


Sunday, April 01, 2007


Well here's my BIG NEWS, not to be confused with my upcoming project (which depending on how much work I get done this week may go live soon).

If you have read this blog for a decent amount of time then you know some of the themes that reoccur here from time to time.

While most of the time I try and make my substantial posts about theology and church life as I try and ponder the mysteries of God and the life God calls us to live. As well as keeping all 10 of you updated on my life and any Simpsons news that I hear about (don't forget July 27th, 2007, The Simpsons Movie).

This post will be about my life and some developments that will radically change the way you view me and I view the world. As much as I'd probably like to tell you about some crazy scheme about moving to some other part of the world, this is not that post. And I am aware that I am posting this on April 1st, so you may or may not be able to take what I am about to say at face value. But then again maybe you should. That's your call.

With all of that said, here's the big reveal. (after a few more words)

Suspense is killing you, isn't it?

Like I said this is about me, and what's going on in my life. Recently (and you can find the previous posts, cause I'm too lazy to find them for you) I have talked a lot about sexuality and relationships. (No I'm not coming out) (but that's a decent try) (nor do I have anything against people who come out). And in my recent musings about sexuality and relationships I have talked a lot about my singleness and the trials and frustrations that I have endured throughout my life.

In many ways I think that a relationship may make my life better or at least change my perspective about many things. And in some obscure way I may even think that it will provide happiness.

If, and I mean IF I was to begin a relationship there's still a lot that I need to learn. I'm a novice. I don't know very much and I feel that I have not had the best (it was good, but not the best) examples around me when I was growing up (see also the post pollenate).

I like friendships, they in many ways are far less complicated than a relationship. I can come and go as I please, there aren't wild and weird expectations and they are far cheaper. Paying for myself is a lot easier than paying for two.

Though they definitely lack "benefits"...but you can only get so lucky.

With all of that said, I have started a relationship.

< breathe >

< do it again >

Ok welcome back.

Yes you heard me right. Now I'm sure you're wondering who.

It's either the person you would have never guessed or it is something that you've been thinking for a long time.

It caught me off guard when it happened. We have been friends for the LONGEST of time and really there has never been that back and forth when one person liked the other one, but that person wasn't ready, and so forth.

It just kind of happened. As friends we talked a lot, felt very comfortable with each other. It just never really occurred to either one of us that we were good for each other.

So just over a month ago, I had to work the day that some friends were getting married, and I couldn't make it to the wedding. So this friend and I decided to hang out after the wedding since we wouldn't see each other at the wedding. Hanging out was nothing new, as we'd been doing it forever and it's always good to spend time with a good friend.

As we were watching some Simpsons on DVD, she turned to me and said "Andrew, I like you." (very much in a more than friends way). I replied "I'm not sure how I feel about that." She said "Do you want me to leave?" "No, you don't have to." "Let me think about this." I said.

I did and decided that I was already invested in this person and really what we were doing was adding a new layer to our friendship.

It's been a month and I'm becoming more and more comfortable with our relationship and where it is heading.

It's weird...it blindsided me...it's good.

It's all a little confusing but that's part of the journey, we still have a lot of things to learn and work out, but that's a part of a relationship.

There you have it, my BIG NEWS.

I'm off the market, and I even changed my myspace page to reflect it.

I don't know how much I'll blog about our relationship, but she knows who I am and how important blogging is to me, but we've talked about it. And I want to be open and share some of the things that I am feeling and thinking with the rest of you as we hope that our relationship will be reflective of our relationships with God.

Well folks, that does it. I'll keep you all updated about things and you all can leave awkward comments about the whole thing and tell me how weird it is or just say congrats. Thanks for letting me share this with all of you. It was kinda hard keeping it for the last month or so, but we needed some time to figure things out.

Oh wait...I should probably tell you who she is...

the great and fantastic


she has a blog (but she stopped) so you all should go there and leave her a million comments telling her to start it up again or you can email her here and bug her that way. Seriously bug her, tell her she's been a bad hobo-blogger.

Kelsey updated her blog. Go and bug her and tell her not to stop.