breaking the missional code

May 30, 2006 | 1 Comment

I was sent a copy of Breaking the Missional Code by the authors for review on this blog. As a lover of books and gifts, this immediately endears me to both of these men. My feelings about the book are mixed. On one hand, I really liked the general premise of the book. A major […]


May 27, 2006 | 3 Comments

If you don’t visit PostSecret weekly, please start.

umm…what about monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, and saturday?

May 27, 2006 | 8 Comments

It seems like pastors and Loverboy have something in common. We’re only interested in “working for the weekend”*. Unfortunately. As a pastor, I read a lot of blogs of others pastors. Monday is reaction day. Many pastors review the day before and how they felt about their Sunday services. I certainly know the feeling, because […]

the davinci code

May 26, 2006 | 2 Comments

So I did some pastoral research yesterday and went to see The DaVinci Code. After seeing it, it’s crazy to me that the movie’s reviews have been as bad as they are. It was nowhere near as bad as the reviews have been. I think that after the first few reviews were bad, all the […]

no earthly good

May 24, 2006 | 2 Comments

We’re talking about the end times this week at Pathways. More importantly, we’re talking about how to live in anticipation of them without mentally checking out of the present day. That dialogue led me to these lyrics: No Earthly Good, by Johnny Cash Come hear me good brothers come here one and all Don’t brag […]

…and we’re back

May 22, 2006 | 3 Comments

They say that the best things in life are worth waiting for. Maybe that’s true, but in this case, waiting for three months just get’s you a new episode of TheoHacks, hosted by Zach Lind and yours truly.

colossians remixed

May 22, 2006 | Leave a comment

Colossians Remixed, by Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat, is both a cultural and a textual commentary. They reveal how Paul’s message in the book of Colossians was deeply subversive to the Roman Empire. However, as so many other commentaries might, they don’t stop there. They continue by projecting what it might look like for that […]

fullness to the table

May 20, 2006 | 2 Comments

I spent the last three days in an intensive master’s class on leadership. It was taught by Ron Carucci. Ron has been a highly respected leadership consultant for corporate executives for many years. Today, he continues that work while he serves as the COO at Mars Hill. His work as a consultant, combined with his […]

right now…

May 17, 2006 | 6 Comments

Sometimes you have to get creative when you don’t have an office. 🙂


May 16, 2006 | 3 Comments

Apple rolled out the MacBook today. (Kind of ironic since we picked up a used iBook really cheap off of Craigslist yesterday, but I already suspected this was coming, so no regrets.) Most people will be raving about the black, which is nice, but the black costs more than the others…it’s not as if you […]

t-mobile sda

May 15, 2006 | 5 Comments

After seriously considering a switch to Cingular to get a Cingular 2125, we decided to stay with T-Mobile, and we got the T-Mobile SDA. Wow. First of all, T-Mobile came up 1st or 2nd in customer satisfaction in all the reviews I found…Cingular was pretty much the opposite. Even my own experience with that. I […]

moblog test

May 13, 2006 | Leave a comment

Just testing a moblog post from my mobile phone!


May 10, 2006 | Leave a comment

I had coffee with Steve Lewis today. Steve is yet another connection I made through the blogosphere, and it was great to connect with him to hear his heart and dreams. He does campus ministry at UDub, but is working on a year-long program called inter::mission for recent graduates to immerse themselves in intentional community, […]

May 10, 2006 | Leave a comment

The Short Version: is now will no longer work, so please update your bookmarks and links on your site in order to help spread the word. (If you are subscribed to the old feed, it’s address has not changed, so you don’t need to change anything.) The Long Version: Sometime in the […]

theology as fiction

May 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

A few months ago, I wrote my thoughts on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. I had a chance to meet with Steve Lewis today and we talked about how much we both enjoyed the book. The conversation reminded me of my conclusions about the book, which seem especially fitting with the DaVinci […]

leading with a limp

May 7, 2006 | 3 Comments

For an upcoming class on leadership, we were given a copy of the manuscript for Dan Allender’s forthcoming book: Leading With a Limp. Ummm….wow. I just soared through the first third of it — not because it is an easy and smooth read, though it is that as well, but because it is so refreshing. […]

revernaculation: “quest for the historical jesus”

May 1, 2006 | 2 Comments

(This is a continuation of the revernaculation series, which I intend to pick up from time to time. Here are the previous posts: go to heaven, relationship with Jesus, knows the word and law.) This revernaculation is a little more in depth, as it is a link to a paper I wrote arguing how the […]