The Wayback Machine: June

Some things just get better with age. “The Wayback Machine” posts occur at the end of every month and reference the best posts of that month in years past. My hope is to provide a good jumping on point for readers whTho have never been to Pursuing Glory.

2009

The Ethiopia Trip

Weird, huh? I’m in Africa while you’re reading this and I was planning a trip to Africa (this time Ethiopia) two years ago.  This was the start of an amazing journey with lots of new friends and spiritual giants.  My time in Ethiopia changed my world.

Widows and the Church

The church of Jesus Christ has a particular obligation to care for widows.  It should be difficult to separate the true church with the care of widows, but sadly, it’s not.  This is one of my first “Notes from the Margin” posts where I’m wrestling through 1 Timothy and Paul’s prescription for the care of widows.

Have You Been A Part of One of These?

This post is a short meditation on the nature of movements.  This thought came because of the love the people in my sphere had shown me.  My hope is we all have a chance to be a part of something like this.

2008

Blogging: Osama Bin Laden Style

This post is me wrestling with my blogging style.  Should I be a blogger who writes about whatever is in my mind at the time? Or should I be a strategic blogger, waiting for content that is relevant and in the Lord’s timing?  I’m still wrestling with this idea to some degree.  After the death of Osama Bin Laden, this post seems a little dated and a little timeless all at the same time.

2007

Missions Trip

It seems like no matter how many things change, they still stay the same.  In 2007 I was planning my first trip to Uganda.  By the time you’ll read this, I will be there again.

How To Get the Most Out of Pursuing Glory

There are lots of ways to get more out of Pursuing Glory than just stopping back to check for new content every few days.  Here are some of the main ways you can join the conversation, learn, and contribute to the conversation we’re having:

Subscribe by Email or RSS

If you’re not particularly technologically inclined, hit the “Email Subscription” button on the sidebar of the blog.  If you’re more into computers or you’re daring, you could subscribe to this blog using a feed reader.  This link is a great explanation of RSS and Feed Readers. Let’s face it. Life is busy and it’s easy to fall out of the loop.  Either of these tricks will help you stay involved in what’s going on.

Comment

We learn more by talking and teaching than we do by listening and reading.  So help us learn by sharing your life, your pursuit of Jesus, and what you’ve learned through your experience in the comment section. Click on “Leave a Comment” or “with 1 Comment” or “with [X number of] Comments” at the top of every post to see and leave comments.

Follow Me On Twitter

Twitter is where I post thoughts and quotes that will either become a full post here or is relevant to the topics we discuss here.  I’m also planning at least one Twitter/Blog series where one set of unique material will show up in my twitter stream that will correspond with a blog series I’m running here.  You can find me on Twitter @traviskolder.

Notes From The Margins

On a somewhat irregular basis I post a blog in my “Notes from the Margin” series.  The point of the series is not just what I’m finding in Scripture and what I write, but also what you’re finding in Scripture and what you’re writing about it.  If you have a blog, I’d love to see you take this series and do your own.  You can check out the guidelines for Notes from the Margins and read examples of the series here and here.

Email Me

I love interacting with readers of the blog.  Shoot me an email, say hi, show me the blog you’re writing or tell me about the work you’re doing, tell me what you’d like to see or what you’ve enjoyed so far.


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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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