If this blog provides an insight into what is going on in my head, that title pretty much sums up most of this past week. I’ve been in a philosophy class all week long. After reading Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes and Kant over the last few months, I was looking forward to sitting in the […]
My weekly summary of links added at inbreaking.com: The Catalyst Podcast | Rob Bell Understanding Culture | TheResurgence podcast – weekly audio from the Resurgence podcast The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship – Dallas Willard’s new book You can find more information about inbreaking.com here.
I was having trouble sleeping last night and I needed something that required little brainpower to do, so I changed my template. I’m now using the fabled k2 theme with a 3 column style mod. K2 has lots of nifty features like ajax commenting, search and more. It’s still the standard colors of the template, […]
I’ve been kind of resolved to not buy any books since I already have quite a few waiting to be read, but Dallas Willard’s new book, The Great Omission, is challenging my resolve.
I got an iTunes giftcard for father’s day, and I have enough left for one album. So, the question is… or or wait for ?
I used to post a lot of links on my blog, but lately I’ve been posting that kind of stuff over at Inbreaking.com which is social bookmarking for the missional and emerging church. Since it’s net yet getting as much traffic as my blog, I’ll try to remember to post a summary of links here […]
As promised, here are some further thoughts on The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, by Shane Hipps. The premise of the book can be reduced to one central concept: “Whenever methods or media change, the message automatically changes along with them.” It was Marshall McLuhan who first developed this idea, and Hipps draws on his […]
A friend sent me this quote today, and since he is not a blogger, I consider it my duty to pass it along. I hope it strikes others with the same sense wonder and fear that it did me: One of the marks of genuine Spirit-work, according to John 16, is that the Spirit will […]
I read this quote in Fast Company last month. I thought it wa=s pretty telling, so I wrote it down so I could write about it. Since then, I haven’t had anything really profound to add to it, so I will just pass it along as is: 68% of respondants rated “a person like yourself […]
My beloved podcast partner, Zach Lind, has me pegged pretty well. When I’m on the hunt for new music, I ask him. He knows a lot of bands, and he knows my taste, so he usually connects me with a winner. Now, he’s spreading his recommendation magic into books, where he is now two for […]
From the impression I had before reading it, Simply Christian was everything I thought it would be. NT Wright, the bishop of Durham and a highly repsected scholar, has written a very accessible book explaining his view on what exactly Christianity is. I have read many of Wright’s works. I marvel at his ability to […]
A final review will come soon, but here is a bit more goodness from Simply Christian — this time on the Bible: In other words, the Bible isn’t there simply to be an accurate reference point for people who want to look things up and be sure they’ve got them right. It is there to […]
More goodness from Simply Christian — this time on worship: This brings us to the first of two golden rules at the heart of spirituality. You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object […]
I have three invites to the beta for ebible.com to give away. Leave a comment if you’d like one.
I’m sure I’ll be blogging more about Simply Christian, but I had to share this bit: So what is Christianity about, then? Christianity is all about the belief that the living God, in fulfillment of his promises and as the climax of the story of Israel, has accomplished all this–the finding, the saving, the giving […]