Getting Closer

  
I have entered into the next step of the book process and I have received the designed copy of the manuscript for a final look over. 

I am excited that the publication date is drawing closer!
Stay tuned!
In Christ,

Rev. Evan 

Book Update: Slowing But Surely

Things are moving along with the book! I have some endorsements in and I picked the cover!

There are several ways you can stay up to date about the complex inter-workings of this book release.

  1. Follow the blog.  I did a little redesign and I hope you like it.   On the tool bar to the right you will see “Follow Rev. Evan via Email.”  If you put in your email (or click follow if you are signed in to a WordPress account), then you will receive an email every time I update the blog.
  2. Follow me on Twitter.  Also I will be using the hashtag #seekingimperfectionbook in the future
  3. Click like on my Facebook Page.

Thank you so much for your support in this endeavor.  I hope to have some more news for you soon.

 

In Christ,

 

Rev. Evan

Lamar State College, Orange: Grief and Loss

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A couple weeks ago, I was privileged to speak at Lamar State College in Orange to nursing students about grief and loss.  The students asked some insightful questions.  Thank you again to Lamar State College, Orange for their hospitality and invitation.

 

In Christ,

Rev. Evan


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Building Blocks Series Part 4

Part 4 “Come”

James 4:1-10

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The Building Block Series: Part 3

 

Part 3 “Tame”

 

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Avengers and the Battle for Girls

This past weekend amid the Kentucky Derby, Game 7 of the NBA Quarterfinals and the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in the theaters.  This it the second installment in this series and one of many more Marvel films coming out in the next few years.

The characters of these stories have left the comic books and on to the big screen and are now used in marketing and advertisements.  From soda cans and t-shirts, smart phone apps and toothbrushes, the Avengers are everywhere and more than likely they will not be going away anytime soon.

In this world of super heroes and world dominating seeking super villains an interesting trend has emerged.  As noted by Rev. David Hansen, a Lutheran minister in the Houston area, girls are being left out.  Below is what can only we described as an epic father looking out for his daughter and girls everywhere Twitter rant.  This is not the type of rant we normally see on Twitter; Rev. David is not complaining about his Starbucks order or how much he will miss Zanye from One Direction, rather it is a heart-felt complaint about the lack of girls in the Avengers marketing.

In the first Avengers film there was only one character that was female, Black Widow.  In the sequel they add Scarlet Witch but as you see these characters are being marketed the same way as the “big boys” Thor and Iron Man.  Even Ultron the super villain gets more press than these two female characters.

I’ll let Rev. David take it from here.

 

 

Rev. David wants his daughter and I want my daughter and every girl to have someone to be their ‘super hero’ or even have something in common with their family members.  This weekend my daughter and I watched the Star Wars Clone Wars animated series and she loved it.  Had I told her “that’s a boy show” we would have never had a good time just sitting with each other watching something in common.  You haven’t lived until you have to explain to a five-year old what the force is.

The delineation of “boy” toys and “girl” toys needs to stop.  We have to stop categorizing toys, career options and colors to a dichotomy of this or that.  If my daughter wants to watch Star Wars then she will, if she wants to watch My Little Ponies then she will.

We can not tell children especially girls that they can do whatever they want when they grow up but then do not give them options that promote strong female leads in society and even in fantasy.  We can not lose a another generation to gender stereotyping.

Marvel has several more movies coming out in the next few years and they need to remember that girls are fans of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and the Hulk as well.

We need to remember not only today but everyday that girls need heroes too.

In Christ,

Rev. Evan

 

Building Blocks Series: Part 1 and 2

I started a new sermon series going through the book of James called “The Building Blocks of Faith.”  Below are the first two parts.  Enjoy.

 

In Christ,

 

Rev. Evan


 

Part 1 “Do”

James 1
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Part 2 “Show”

James 2:14-26
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Grace in the World

 

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