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Counter Culture

As a son I am again grateful for my father’s model (and humility to admit where he has fallen short).
As a member of the body of Christ (and of the BIC) in the 21st century I am glad to see John Fickett standing up to confront the Zeitgeist (with regard to gender roles).
Curious? give these three sermons a listen and take a look at some slides, outlines, etc
1) Groundwork

2) The Importance of Submission

3) Real Headship

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Advent is always one of my favorite times of year. As the resurrection joy of Easter cannot be fully celebrated without the mourning of Good Friday, so the coming of the promise on Christmas cannot be fully appreciated without the longing and waiting of Advent.

If you’re looking for ways to enter into the waiting, consider looking into the different expectations that surrounded the promise of “The Anointed One,” the Messiah. Week 1 you could look at the promises of an anointed prophet like Moses bringing God’s word and God’s deliverance to his people. Week 2 you could look at the promises of an anointed priest greater than Aaron, a priest like Melchizedek, who mediates between God and his people. Week 3 you could look at the promises of an anointed King like David who follows after God’s own heart, and leads God’s people to victory. Week 4 you could look in Isaiah and see the forming of a hope bigger than any of these and yet humbler than them as well, you could look and catch a glimpse of a servant, a lamb, Mighty God himself.

If you are looking for a contemporary liturgy of advent composed of ancient pieces take a look at this.

And just because I can I’ll link to an advent song I wrote.

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An Open Letter to Fill You In

Dear Friends

This past summer I was able to play music through the summer as a part of a band. We recorded some fun music, played some fun gigs, had many great times together. If you didn’t get a chance to hear us live, you can find links to our canned sound at http://RootSideUp.micahjohn.com or at http://www.facebook.com/RootSideUp

Also, very significantly, I now have a girlfriend. While we’ve only been dating five weeks, I’ve known Tracey Kipe for over ten years. It is thrilling to find myself paired up with someone who knows and loves my family, who herself comes from a neat family, who loves Jesus, who loves people (whether they’re old, or young, or somewhere in between), who is full of life, who is loved and respected by those who know her, who likes stories, who . . . wow!

This brings me to another newsworthy note: After talking with a number of trusted mentor-like folks in my life, I made the decision to see if I could find work out here on the East Coast. I decided that if I could find work that paid well, I would put off pursuing my master’s degree for a year so as to save money for school and be better able to continue to pursue my relationship with Tracey. If work was not to be found, I intended to continue with the previous plan of starting school the end of September. I asked others to join me in asking the Lord to open and close doors to direct my steps as God would will.

Two weeks ago I contacted my old employer and asked about working. A week and a half ago, I had a breakfast with a mentor friend and was mentioning this to him, and he asked If I’d be interested in working for him. The result of these two contacts were two interviews this past Thursday. The result of these two interviews, were two generous job offers.

At the beginning of the summer I spent months looking for work. It was really neat to see God provide work for me at this time with so little effort on my own part.

Not all the details are finalized, but at this time it looks like I am going to be staying in Grantham with friends, and working in Camp Hill for a year. Further schooling is still on the horizon, it is just a year further distant. I look forward to seeing how the Father of Lights continues to shower down unlooked for gifts.

Grace and Peace to you all


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After many various adventures (canceled flights, l – o – n – g layovers, and shattered luggage) I have made it safely back to the States.

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