Random Thoughts From an ADDled Mind

1) You can tell how much I have listened to a song by how well I can sing the instrumental break. 2) People who are clamoring for a “dislike” button on Facebook are greatly overestimating how much people enjoy everything they themselves are posting. 3) Causing the ten cars behind you to slam on their […]

I Need a Disguise

Parents, I think you know where I am coming from here.  Whether it is the babysitter, a teacher, or even grandparents and other relatives, kids seem to behave themselves far better for other people than they do for you.  We get all worked up trying to apologize in advance to whoever is going to be […]

If Women Are Not Objects, Why Are Objects Women?

For some reason, going to church makes me think a lot about gender issues.  Perhaps it is the seemingly constant struggle and debate over the gender of God that does it to me.  Does God even have a gender?  Yeah, I know, ancient texts refer to God as “he,” but back then every authority figure […]

The Amazing Gracenotes

So Sunday was my birthday, and yesterday I posted some apparently depressing ruminations on getting older, that I had hoped would maybe be funnier than I guess they were.  So I feel like I need to clarify something.  It’s true that I am not as thrilled with getting older as I once was, but I […]

The 30-Hour Fast (Give or Take 26 Hours)

This past weekend the youth at my church participated in a 30-hour fast, in which they drank only juice and broth from Friday afternoon until dinner on Saturday.  During this time of hunger and crankiness they held a food drive, listened to guest speakers, and planned and ran a service that would cap off the […]

Bring Your Child To Work Day

One of the many joys of being a stay-at-home-dad/musician is that, when I have music related things to do in the daytime, I often have to bring Edward along.  The most frequent example of this is my weekly worship planning meetings that happen every Monday as a part of my job as Minister of Music […]

Is the Pope Catholic?

There is a somewhat cliched and sarcastic response that is often used to answer a question to which the answer is a very obvious “yes.”  Instead of actually saying yes, one might respond with the follow-up question, “Is the Pope Catholic?”  For instance, “Tenor Dad, do you like drinking Coca-Cola?”  “Is the Pope Catholic?”  See? […]

A “Christmas and Easter” Football Fan

Perhaps you have heard the term “Christmas and Easter Christians” before, or perhaps you haven’t.  It is a term that we, the “regular” churchgoing members use to describe those people that we only see twice a year.  They might be members of the church, or they might not, but they do not attend weekly services, […]

Welcome Back Kotter, Jesus of Nazareth, and Me

It’s a funny feeling, walking back into a place from your childhood as an adult.  It’s weird enough looking back at the house you grew up in, noticing how small everything looks, and wondering what happened to that store that used to be on the corner, but when you arrive back “home” and are in […]

Tenor Dad: Minister of Music

I have a new job.  This week I will be taking over as the minster of music at my church.  This is extremely exciting to me, and I have had a hard time keeping this news from all of you, but I had to wait for it become official and announced and all that.  You […]