active engagement

August 30, 2006 | Leave a comment

The following is cross posted from The Great Omission study blog. Comments are closed here, but you are welcome to comment on the original post

Some may think it is strange that such practices, the disciplines for life in the Spirit, are all bodily behaviors. But it cannot be otherwise.Read more

thanks sony

August 24, 2006 | 9 Comments

apple ibook battery recall
Thanks to Sony, I’m now two for two with laptop batteries that need to be replaced so that they don’t burst into flames in my lap. I already have a new battery on the way from Dell for my work laptop. Thankfully, I had a spare battery that isn’t in danger of incinerating my thighs, so I can still use that one in portable mode.… Read more

moblog

August 22, 2006 | Leave a comment

ShoZuI’ve experimented a few times with an easy way to add a moblog, but never quite found what worked best — until now.

Shozu seamlessly grabss photos I take on my SDA and sends them to Flickr. WordPress then automatically puts those images in the righthand column of my blog thanks to a plugin called flickrrss.… Read more

resurrected jesus or human exercise?

August 22, 2006 | Leave a comment

The following is cross posted from The Great Omission study blog. Comments are closed here, but you are welcome to comment on the original post

I’m sorry to say this, but too much of what we call Christian is not a manifestation of the supernatural life of God in our souls.Read more

jesus asked podcast

August 21, 2006 | 1 Comment

jesus askedConrad Gempf emailed me to let me know that, with Zondervan’s permission, he is making Jesus Asked available for free in the form of a audio book/podcast. I’m subscribing.

I’ve said it before, but I appreciate Conrad’s writing, because he brings his scholarly study of Jesus to us in a package that is readable by all.… Read more

inbreaking links for 8/19

August 19, 2006 | 1 Comment

inbreaking.comMy (somewhat ir)regular summary of links added at inbreaking.com:

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confessions of a reformission rev

August 14, 2006 | 12 Comments

I have a bit of a unique relationship with Mark Driscoll.

On the one hand, whenever I dialogue with him, I come away really respecting and appreciating him. I admire his passion to keep Mars Hill Church focused on mission, the way he values study of both theology and culture and how to intersect them, and his overall insight and ingenuity.… Read more

weed burner!

August 12, 2006 | Leave a comment

forest fireI’ve learned a number of things from Rob Bell over the years, and you can see his ideas shrouded in my clumsy words throughout this blog. One very practical thing I learned from him became a reality today…

Several years ago, he mentioned that he got a weed burner for his birthday.… Read more

organic community takes time

August 9, 2006 | 7 Comments

Last November, Joe Myers was talking about his new book, Organic Community, at the Off the Map conference here in Seattle. It was due out in the spring. I thought Joe’s previous book, The Search to Belong, had some good stuff to say, so I pre-ordered the new book from Amazon.… Read more

post storytime reflections: mulberry street

August 8, 2006 | 2 Comments

Macey picked out And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street tonight. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading it. It’s one of the all time literary classics. 🙂
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discipleship, not obedience

August 8, 2006 | Leave a comment

The following is cross posted from The Great Omission study blog. Comments are closed here, but you are welcome to comment on the original post

“We need to emphasize that the Great Omission from the Great Comission is not obedience to Christ, but discipleship, apprenticeship, to him. Through discipleship, obedience will take care of itself, and we will also escape the snares of judgmentalism and legalism, whether directed toward ourselves or toward others.” (pg.… Read more

submerge them in the trinitarian presence

August 6, 2006 | Leave a comment

The following is cross posted from The Great Omission study blog, which I will likely do with any entries I make there. Comments are closed here, but you are welcome to comment on the original post.

Wow, so many things in the introduction alone to chew on! One that stands out for me is Willard’s paraphrase of the Great Comission.… Read more

bloglines?

August 5, 2006 | 17 Comments

Anyone else out there having trouble with Bloglines? When I click on some of my feeds, even though it says there are unread items, nothing shows up. I have confirmed by clicking through to the sites in question that there are new posts. 🙁 I’d hate to see Bloglines become unreliable, because it’s been such a useful tool to me for the last few years.… Read more

the great omission begins tomorrow

August 5, 2006 | 3 Comments

The Great Omission book study blog officially begins tomorrow. Feel free to join in or follow along!… Read more

hurricane ridge

August 4, 2006 | 1 Comment

hurricane ridge
We took a day trip to Hurricane Ridge today. The panoramic above is five different pictures meshed together. It does such a poor job of capturing the view that I ought to be arrested. It was absolutely stunning.… Read more