Author Archives: Neal Locke

Jonah Sawyer Mitchell Locke

As of today, Baby Locke 3.0 is no longer in beta!  Jonah Sawyer Mitchell Locke was born this morning at 9:58am, weighing 9lbs 2oz, and measuring 21 inches long.  He was born on Friday, December 16th (the last day of … Continue reading

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Two Songs Rescued from Obscurity

I finally managed to convert a couple old songs of mine from cassette tape to MP3. It wasn’t easy, and the quality isn’t as perfect as I’d like, but they still came out quite nicely. I wrote and recorded both … Continue reading

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Prosperity Gospel and the Singularity

Despite the fact that my alma mater has strong historic ties to the seed-faith movement and its offspring the Prosperity Gospel — I have always viewed these sorts of theologies with suspicion, if not downright contempt.  But while reflecting today … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Presbyterian?

[Part IV of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] To modify a famous quote often applied to the state of Texas, “I wasn’t born a Presbyterian, but I got here as fast as I could.” That said, … Continue reading

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Jesus, Technology, and the Church

[Part III of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] In my personal statement of faith, I make an interesting word choice in describing the methodology of Christ:  I refer to him as “using the technology…of his day … Continue reading

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My Personal Statement of Faith (for now…)

[Part II of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] I trust in one God who is the creator and sustainer of all worlds. I trust—even when I do not necessarily understand—that this one God is also somehow … Continue reading

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Christian Vocation in the Reformed Tradition

[Part I of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] I have long believed that all of God’s children are called, as related by the Westminster Confession, out of that state of sin and death in which they … Continue reading

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