lead by demonstration

April 26, 2005 | 1 Comment

{The following paragraph might be a little difficult to follow, but the links are interesting to track down and make the context of the quote below all the more compelling.}

Scoble has posted some thoughts about Microsoft and a Washington


April 25, 2005 | 3 Comments


mars hill graduate school

April 25, 2005 | 1 Comment

I started the application process with Mars Hill Graduate School this past week to pursue a Master of Divinity. I’ve looked a Mars Hill a few times in the past, but being up here, we discovered it’s less than half …

preach church or preach jesus?

April 24, 2005 | Leave a comment

A quote from Wolfgang Simpson (Houses That Change the World, pg 229) for Dean and I to ponder as we move forward in the church planting journey:

He {Vincent Donovan, a missionary to the Masai tribe} sums up

mail order chickens

April 23, 2005 | Leave a comment

mail order chickensI got an email from a friend a few days ago about Mail Order Chickens. As best as I can tell, it’s a satirical site from Christian Aid/Pressureworks to draw attention to injustice in Ghana. Visit the site and …

combining passion and service

April 20, 2005 | 2 Comments

Kids With CamerasThrough a post today on Flickr’s blog I was introduced to Kids With Cameras. Their mission statement reads as follows:

Kids with Cameras is a non-profit organization that teaches the art of photography to marginalized children in communities around …

two sides of leadership

April 20, 2005 | Leave a comment

I found this statement from Inspire! What Great Leaders Do interesting:

When we ask leaders to define leadership, and then ask their employees the same question, the difference in their answers is astonishing. It is the difference between the elite


April 20, 2005 | 1 Comment

The first week or so of life without Tivo was somewhat traumatic as I missed a few episodes of 24 and Alias. Thanks to BitTorrent, I’m now all caught up on 24 (without commercials!), with a few episodes of …

don’t be a copyfrog

April 16, 2005 | 1 Comment

As I hoped, Inspire! What Great Leaders Do has been a very good read. There were many thoughts I marked for ongoing thinking, and I will likely post several on the blog, but in different entries, because I think …


April 12, 2005 | 3 Comments

CatalystThe Catalyst Conference rolled out their website for the 2005 conference recently. I’ve always wanted to go to this conference, but it’s never worked out for me, and this year will very likely be no different with the church targeted …

christian morality

April 11, 2005 | 1 Comment

People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is

clear your head

April 8, 2005 | 3 Comments

brainThe mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch

I am enamored with the concept behind this quote. Now more than ever, in the information age we live in, it is commonly …

for jj

April 8, 2005 | 3 Comments


on the road

April 2, 2005 | 1 Comment

We are leaving for Washington in the morning, so I’m not sure I’ll have a chance to post anything of any substance over the next week or so. I will be posting progress on our journey over at the family