Housekeeping browsing by category

This is where I will post updates about the blog itself. For example if I need to take an extended break, introduce new features, or announcing any changes.


RSS troubleshooting

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

feeds aren’t validating, so here is a troubleshooting post – just ignore it and move along.

I’m still here

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I know I haven’t been writing much since the new year, that’s because I have begun my first pastorate! It is exciting, humbling, and a bit scary all at the same time.

I am still settling into a routine and hope to get back to some regular posts soon. Until then, one of the great benefits of serving a church is that I get to preach every Sunday. So, until I establish a more regular blogging schedule, I plan on posting the sermons on here.

Hope this first month of the new year has treated you well.

Testing WP Hide Post Plugin

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

this is a test post which should NOT show up on the main page.

Updating to WordPress 2.8.6

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Just to warn you out there, cause something almost always goes wrong when I update. (Crossing my fingers)

update: well, that was quick and painless.

Introducing Categories!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I’ve had categories on here before, but there were a ton of them and they didn’t make a whole lot of sense. After some brainstorming and reviewing my posts over the past year I have come up with 6 nice and neat categories which most posts here will fall under. Now I just need to think of a seventh category to make this blog truly biblical.

  1. Housekeeping – for posts like this one which make announcements about the blog itself.
  2. Life is a Pilgrimage – stories from my life as they unfold.
  3. Not to be Taken Too Seriously – I need a break from theologizing all day. In this category I can creatively express myself, or simply share the creativity of others.
  4. Op/Ed – My opinion [slash] editorials. I’ve discovered that this is the majority of the content on the blog. It sure has been interesting to see what I said about a given topic just a year ago. I’m sure it will be interesting to look back in years to come.
  5. Sermons – When I preach the good news, I’m going to share it with the world right here.
  6. Worship Resource – For any liturgies, prayers, or other resources I create for use in worship settings.
  7. And seven… I should really come up with a seventh category. Any ideas?

You may also notice that the archives section on the side bar is missing. That’s because they were getting long. I put the archives on its own page, so you can read the blog like a novel over and over again if you are that into it.

I hope these small changes improve how things run here. Next project: taming the tags.

Website update and redesign!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

No need to adjust your computer monitors, The Prophet Joel underwent a little redesign. The previous WordPress theme was a bit cluttered, and now I am able to add a custom header image.

There will always be some buggy stuff to work out anytime a WordPress theme is changed, so bear with me until I find them all.

In the mean time let me know what you think of the new look and feel of the blog.

New About Page

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I just updated the “About” page. I hope it adds more clarity as to what this blog is all about. Please let me know what you think by leaving your comments at the bottom of this post.

Read the About page by clicking here or the link at the top of the page.

Imported my old blog into this one

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I had a blog at It focused primiarily on my inter-church marriage and some of the struggles I face in the universal church. I imported it here so that I can be a bit more free to write about happenings in the church more generally.

The old posts will be put into a category called “protestant-catholic” if you are interested in reading them.


Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I am a fourth year seminary student preparing for ordination in the Christian Church. I am going to use this blog to assist me in sermon preparation. As I choose scriptures, exegete, gather illustrations, and write, I will post my progress here.

My hope is to receive your comments so that I may constantly improve my ability to preach God’s word. A blog is also a great way to keep all of my preparation in one place so that I can see where I have been over time. Finally I hope to provide a resource for others who are commissioned with the task of preaching.

Thanks for visiting!