restoring the function

August 30, 2005 | 12 Comments

I come from a tradition that is all about restoring the New Testament church. For this very reason, we like to call ourselves the Restoration Movement. The movement came out of a desire to strip away all of the muck …

hurricane blog

August 29, 2005 | 2 Comments

hurricane blogCNN is bragging that one of their correspodants is maintaining a hurricane blog. Do they not understand that it’s not really a blog without a feed of some sort? It’s really just a glorified news article.

In this instance, …

secular vs profane

August 28, 2005 | 5 Comments

In my church history class this past week, the newness of the idea that something could be secular came up several times. The word secular essentially means something that is not at all connected with religion, spirituality, or God. This …

mere discipleship blog

August 26, 2005 | 1 Comment

I’ve talked a lot about Mere Discipleship on here, and I know some others are reading it. I ran across this blog called Mere Discipleship Discussion which focuses on the book. Enjoy.…

apolitically political

August 25, 2005 | 4 Comments

This is as close to a political post as I’ve ever gotten. It is definitely not the first in a series, so don’t come looking for a sequel. I don’t post about politics, because I am forever wrestling with what …

google talk

August 23, 2005 | 2 Comments

google talkGoogle has announced Google Talk — springing them headfirst into the instant messaging arena. Supposedly, it is going to be able to interact with AIM, Yahoo, and even Apple iChat, although I don’t see options to add any of those …


August 23, 2005 | 9 Comments

I’ve become addicted to Alias I think. I had always heard what a great show it was, but had never watched until a few months ago. I started watching the 4th season with a friend I was living with, and …

google desktop 2

August 22, 2005 | 2 Comments

google desktop 2Google has released the beta version of Google Desktop 2. Google Desktop was already a great little add-in for Windows, and this takes it even further. I am typically wary of adding too much clutter to my Windows machine …

now before next

August 21, 2005 | 2 Comments

We humans commonly get in a trap of thinking: “Things will be better when _______________.” When we are in high school, we think everything will be okay when we move out and go to college. When we are single, we …

find the big jesus

August 17, 2005 | 1 Comment

Beliefnet has this interview with Rob Bell.…

the switch

August 14, 2005 | 1 Comment

If you are using my old feed, this is likely the post you will see, so please update your feedreader. There is a bloglines subscribe link below, and here is a link to the current feed. If you …

unraveling emergent

August 14, 2005 | Leave a comment

unraveling emergent
Doug Pagitt posted about this article that he wrote for Relevant in order to give a synopsis of sorts of what it means to be an emerging church.

There are many different understandings that people have out there of what …

the real davinci code

August 14, 2005 | 3 Comments

Dan BrownI watched The Real DaVinci Code on Discovery last night. It’s the first DaVinci code show I’ve seen where they seriously explore the facts behind the book and conclude that Dan Brown didn’t do his research well enough. He holds …

zach and rob

August 12, 2005 | Leave a comment

Zach Lind interviewed Rob Bell this week and has made it available on his blog. It is definitely worth a listen as Rob talks about his passion for music, Velvet Elvis, and more. I see a future career as …


August 9, 2005 | 13 Comments

…is here!

sabbath eternal

August 5, 2005 | 2 Comments

These paragraphs from Sacred Rhythms seemed so obvious when I read them, yet Heschel’s comment in the second paragraph is something I have never considered before:

The rest of Sabbath is far more than withdrawal from labor and exertion. It

book lists

August 4, 2005 | Leave a comment

Scot McKnight has been posting some great book lists the last few days. Not that there is a shortage of books out there to read, but if you need some suggestions…
Top Ten Books: Jesus Books
Top Ten Books: Missional

the noise of consumerism

August 4, 2005 | 3 Comments

Apologies to those of you who might read both, but this is a crosspost from the Pathways Blog.

Last night, at our home gathering, we watched Nooma#5: Noise. This led us to a pretty extensive discussion about the …

August 4, 2005 | 1 Comment

I’ve noticed that there are still a number of people out there who link to this site through my old domain — If you are one of those, please update your links to still works, but I …


August 3, 2005 | 5 Comments

Dean and I have been sorting through the values that will shape what Pathways will look like. So I throw them out here for any feedback. If there is any language that is unclear or anything like that, please let …