Category Archives: Personal

Meeting and Greeting in Hamilton

As we’ve been living here longer, we have met some wonderful people!  About once or twice a week we have the opportunity to entertain or be entertained by our fellow seminarians, professors, and church friends.  It really creates quite the contrast from our life in Milwaukee where we were in the heart of the city […]

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Rachel and TechMission

While Juan hits the books, Rachel is diligently working at Techmission and paying the bills.  Her commute is over an hour long!  However, this is worth it because she can stay involved in urban ministry which she loves.  This also allows her to increase her skills as a manager and evaluate what she would like […]

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Juan’s Spring Classes

Currently, Juan is taking courses in preaching, exegesis, and education!  He recently preached in class on Luke 8:22-25.  The main idea of the sermon was "Do not fear God, but instead put your faith in Jesus who is God over creation."  For his exegesis class he is writing a paper on the discussion between Nicodemus […]

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Juan and Rachel

Juan is currently attending seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.  He is interested in issues of Grace in all aspects of life, but in particular, as they relate to the issues of Church health, unity, and ethics.  Currently, he works as a Physics Lab Instructor at Gordon College.  Some hobbies include computer […]

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New Life

What a roller coaster of a summer!  Rachel and I moved here to scenic South Hamilton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston to go to seminary.  Things are finally settling down, but I’m realizing our webpage has suffered some terrible neglect. With that, a basic update seems in order.  Rachel is currently working two jobs until the […]

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Update

In the last few years I’ve noticed 2 things that have changed the direction my life has taken.  Firstly, I’ve become somewhat unsatisfied by the models and modes of ministries that I both work with and under.  They are by and large, racialized segregated models of a Church that should not be so.  I am […]

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Two Officers Hurt

Today, I was coming home from an interfaith meeting on how to address the systemic problems of crime and the like in our city.  As I approached our home, I saw a span of 8 blocks that were behind a police line, mine being one of them.  Luckily, Rachel was ok, but it struck me […]

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Singing!

I was having a conversation about some kids at church singing songs to God.  Most likely, the kids had very little idea what they were singing, but boy, were they having a ball!  “How cute!  Even though they don’t really get it, they still enjoy it.”  We were both very glad. Now at church, we saw […]

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Antsy

I’m really antsy today! Is it lack of sleep? I’m jet-lagged from my trip to California and I got up extra early this morning for no good reason. Now I’m feeling like any amount of focus is a lot of hard work. My patience is also a bit threadbare. Lesson to learn? Get more sleep! […]

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Managing a Website

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to manage a site that actually has to be updated on a regular basis. It’s kind of fun, but takes a lot of creative input to keep it going at a reasonably professional level! (The site is sitc.hlicmke.org)

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