I’m on the lookout for a used pickup truck. Would love a Toyota Tacoma, but I’m wondering if they’re all overpriced right now? Any thoughts on Tacomas and/or other truck recs? I’m in NW Ohio, USA.

JK to the Trump thing!

Big ol’ “JK” to the April 1st “I’m now a Trump supporter” post yesterday!

I think Trump is a pathological liar, wannabe dictator, and a genuine threat to democracy. I’ve got plenty of religious/theological objections to him and his policies, but, even as just a red-blooded American, I think he’s a huge embarrassment to the country, an abandonment of what’s admirable and honorable about the USA experiment.

The descent of the Republican Party and large swaths of American “evangelicalism” into full-throated Trump-ism is one of the saddest and most frustrating things I’ve witnessed in my lifetime.

I’m no fanboy for Biden and the DNC. I wish we had younger candidates on the ballot. I wish we had more than just 2 dominant political parties. I wish we had more candidates that represent a consistently pro-life ethic that, yes, protects the unborn and seeks to reduce the overall number of abortions, but also protects the rights of women, children, poor, minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ+, etc.

Nevertheless, I think it’s a mistake to reduce someone’s vote for president to any one issue. And I reject the idea that Biden and Trump are equivalently bad, or that the GOP and the DNC are equivalently flawed and dangerous to the country right now.

I think Joe Biden has done a decent job as president. I think concerns about his age, memory, etc., have been overblown. I think that critiques of the economy under his leadership have been overblown, and that the real state of the economy is much better than people tend to paint it.

I think that Joe Biden is much closer to the kind of reasonable political middle ground that this country needs. Much further away from extremism on the Left than Trump and his ilk are from extremism on the Right.

I think that, despite his flaws, Joe Biden is much less of a threat to democracy and to the overall welfare of our country and the world than Donald Trump is.

So, I plan to vote for Joe Biden again this November. And I think that others should vote for Joe Biden, too.

I put 1oz of Drambuie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in my afternoon decaf coffee and it’s…not bad!

Honest Q: If you moved away from “penal substitutionary atonement” as the main way of explaining salvation, but you still hold Christ’s death and resurrection as central to redemption, how do you explain Christ’s death to young children? Your 3-5yo asks “why did Jesus have to die?” What do you say?

“Son of Man, can your bones live?” A sermon for Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil. joshuapsteele.com/son-of-ma…

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Don’t believe that Christian nationalism is a thing?

“The next time someone on the right scoffs at claims that Christian nationalism is rising, remind them that the Republican nominee for president is now hawking a version of the Good Book with an American flag on the cover and the country’s founding documents reprinted inside.”

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I just got a drawing tablet and stylus (Huion Inspiroy 2 Medium) for my MacBook. What’s a good place to start for drawing software? Would like to be able to do sketchnotes, whiteboarding, logo sketches, etc.

Does your church provide Holy Communion at some point on Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday? If so, when? If not, why not?

There’s something special about last meals. joshuapsteele.com/maundy-th…

So, are home warranties just a racket?

What’s the best hardware/software you’ve found for whiteboarding sessions while working remotely? I know nothing beats an in-person whiteboard, but does anything come close, in your opinion?

Gotta say, my least favorite part about the law is how it doesn’t apply to people who are rich and/or famous enough. 🤠

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen or heard in a church service? Just curious!

Our 3yo, Andrew, has an alter ego, “David.” David puts himself down for nap every afternoon without a fuss. I like David.

If you blog regularly, how do you decide what to blog about? Just curious. Purposefully open-ended question.

Craving corned beef, Guinness, and soda bread 🍀

Show your pastor, bishop, etc. the same level of trust that they show to those who come forward with accusations of abuse. Don’t just blindly follow a pulpit, collar, or mitre if they don’t demonstrate concern for the vulnerable.

On the lookout for a wheelbarrow and an extension ladder. Of course, that probably means I also need a truck… 🛻 🪜

Holy cow… I forgot about how wild and crazy political commercials are in Ohio! 📺