saxon shore

February 24, 2006 | Leave a comment

I’ve discovered another great band for my studying-reflecting-conversation background playlist — Saxon Shore. They are most similar to El Ten Eleven, but fans of Explosions in the Sky will also like them.

the arrogance of today

February 23, 2006 | Leave a comment

I’ve been trudging through 6 Modern Myths, by Philip Sampson, and Flesh in the Age of Reason, by Roy Porter, for my upcoming history class. In the process, I’ve come to a new realization of how arrogant we can be in our understandings of thelogy today. Sampson describes the longtime understanding, dating back to Ancient […]

this is sweet

February 21, 2006 | 2 Comments

In a few weeks, I’m taking a Christian history since the Enlightenment class that is taught by Leonard Sweet. Last night, an email was sent to all the members of the class asking us to make sure we have Google Earth installed. How can I not love this class already?

leadership summit 2006

February 15, 2006 | 6 Comments

The speaker lineup for the Leadership Summit 2006 has been announced: • Bono, Lead Singer of the rock group U2 and TIME Magazine’s 2005 Person of the Year • Wayne Cordeiro – Senior Pastor, New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu • Bill Hybels – Willow Creek • Patrick Lencioni – Founder & President of The […]

preaching reimagined

February 15, 2006 | Leave a comment

I’ve been interested in reading Preaching Reimagined, by Doug Pagitt, since it was released. When a course syllabus listed it as one of the options for a book review, my decision was quick and easy. I’ll spare everyone the entire book review, but below are a few thoughts from it. The main thesis of the […]

listening vs reflecting

February 15, 2006 | 4 Comments

Monday, we had a short staff retreat at a cabin in the mountains. The huge snowflakes and precious few seconds I actually got to use 4WD made the trip worth the drive, but that wasn’t the main highlight. Upon arriving, we began by just taking an hour to ourselves to sit, think, pray, read, whatever. […]

christ the lord: out of egypt

February 8, 2006 | 4 Comments

Wow. I had no idea I would enjoy Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, by Anne Rice, this much. This book is clearly fiction, and that should be kept in mind. However, Rice has given us both a researched and a readable look at the childhood of Jesus. Somehow she has portrayed Jesus dealing with […]

coffee shop etiquette: natural conversation areas

February 7, 2006 | 3 Comments

In my ever increasing experience with poor coffee shop etiquette, I offer yet another tidbit so that all of us kind have a kinder, gentler coffee shop experience. Please be aware of areas that lend themselves to natural conversation. For example, picture some large comfy chairs placed in convenient proximity to each other. When someone […]


February 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

Yesterday, Jason Clark blogged about coComment. This is a slick little tool that lets you track the blogs you have commented on. It even lets you show what comments you’ve made elsewhere on other blogs, as you can now see in my sidebar. I think this is a great way to further connect some of […]

bono at national prayer breakfast

February 3, 2006 | Leave a comment

In case you’ve missed it on the other 5000 or so blogs that have mentioned it, the video of Bono at the National Prayer Breakfast is worth watching. He reminds me why I’m a fan…

theohacks #7: origins of the bible

February 1, 2006 | Leave a comment

The latest release of the TheoHacks podcast that I do with Zach Lind has been posted: Origins of the Bible. This is the first in what might maybe possibly be a series of shows on the Bible. We begin the series by looking at the history of the Bible itself, and how it was put […]

our father abraham

February 1, 2006 | 1 Comment

Based on the recommendation of several people, I recently finished Our Father Abraham, by Marvin Wilson. The subtitle is Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, and that pretty much sums it up. Sadly, Christianity is commonly seen as a departure from the Jewish faith, rather than a fulfillment or continuation of it. Wilson does a […]

free books!

February 1, 2006 | 3 Comments

Call me crazy, but for the last few decades, I’ve neglected to take advantage of my local library. Why? I really don’t know. There are certain books worth owning, and you want to make notes in and keep for future reference. I’m all about that. There are certain books that you just want to read […]