Here’s a couple more shots from our family vacation this past summer. The top photos is all the trouble makers on the trip (Delaney, Logan, and me) outside The Back Porch. The second shot is Logan showing his grandmother what his uncle taught him–beat boxing. I uploaded a few more, including a contorted self-portrait from McGuire’s Irish Pub (and no, I was not wearing capri’s).
In other news, we got the crib this week and Tim “the real tool man” put it together (with the help of his excellent wife). FedEx man was not too kind. He didn’t want to carry the 125 lb. box up to our apartment, so he left it at the apartment office and didn’t tell us. Then he did that again two days later. Did I tell you I work at UPS?
Summer is officially over, and school starts Monday. This summer came and went in a hurry. There have been several other projects I have been working on which I hope to share with you by early Fall. I am really excited about them. Also, be checking out Said at Southern as we continue to add content to the website. Tony and Trevin traveled to Nashville to do a couple of podcast interviews which will be available soon. To see what some students are taking this semester, go here.
This past week at work, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with “Sara” while training a new hire. She is an agnostic and her boyfriend is an atheist. We had a good conversation, and it made me realize all the more what David Wells said earlier this summer–that when we preach the cross in our world, we must begin with Genesis 1:1 and not John 3:16. And it also reminded me of the importance of building relationships with non-Christians on a regular basis. The truth is that the majority of lost people will never be reached with four-point gospel presentations and a knock on the door. I was again awakened to the fact that we must move into their neighborhood, get into their lives, love them, listen to them, pray for them, and give them Jesus. I pray that the biblical theology I am learning at seminary will find its home in the break room and in a broken heart for coworkers who do not treasure Christ.