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 …

this is sweet

February 21, 2006 | 2 Comments

google earthIn 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

christ the lord: out of egypt

February 8, 2006 | 4 Comments


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 …

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 …


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 …

bono at national prayer breakfast

February 3, 2006 | Leave a comment

bono at national prayer breakfastIn 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 …

our father abraham

February 1, 2006 | 1 Comment

our father abrahamBased 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 …

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 …