pirates tres

May 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

Some random thoughts that went through my head while watching Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End late last night:

  • “I wish Captain Jack would get some kind of ointment to put on that sore on his cheek. It hasn’t healed for three movies now.”
  • “Was I supposed to take LSD before watching this scene?”
  • “I want more Chow Yun-Fat!”
  • “I can’t keep all of these guys in the white wigs straight.”
  • “I don’t really care what happens to these people…I just want to sleep.”
  • “must….stay…awake”
  • “hrmph…where am I?
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virb

May 27, 2007 | 6 Comments

I’ve not made it a secret that I’m not a big fan of MySpace. Personally, I think the basic concept of it is pretty cool, but it’s just so dang ugly I can’t really bear to look at most of the pages. Even the best pages look about as attractive as a half-eaten donut sitting on top of the kitchen trash.… Read more

ecclesia

May 27, 2007 | 2 Comments

Between our experience with Pathways, classes at school, personal studies, and our dreams of a future church plant, I’ve spent a lot of time processing the mission of the church. And yet those thoughts still seem so unfinished…

Dean gave me the month of May to put some of those thoughts into a teaching series which I just finished today.… Read more

finale watch

May 24, 2007 | 5 Comments

Throughout the TV season, I’ve had a growing affinity toward Heroes, even letting it surpass Lost at times.

Well…all I gotta say is that Lost knows how to put on a finale way better than Heroes!… Read more

exiles

May 15, 2007 | 5 Comments

Last month, I read Exiles by Michael Frost. I resonated with his prior writing, The Shaping of Things to Come, a collaboration with Alan Hirsch. I was hoping that Exiles would pick up on some of the ideas from Shaping and help to take them further, and it was what I hoped for.… Read more

nt wright: the gospel and our culture

May 14, 2007 | 2 Comments

Last week, while mowing, I was trying to catch up on a backlog of audio I’ve downloaded. Up in the queue came “The Gospel and Our Culture” (streaming audio) by NT Wright. Dr. Wright (or Tom as I call him when I pretend we are friends) presented this lecture as part of a lecture series at Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Virginia.… Read more

soundtrack for study

May 14, 2007 | 3 Comments

These are some recent finds that are instrumental and getting heavy play while studying, reading, or just working on whatever…

Young Mountain — This Will Destroy You
Amazon | iTunes
(Thanks to Josh Longbrake for the recommendation.)

The Four Trees — Caspian
Amazon | iTunes

All is Violent, All is Bright — God is an Astronaut
Amazon | iTunes
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recent reading

May 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

I haven’t posted reviews of anything I’ve been reading in quite a while. I have a few books that I want to devote a full post to, but these are some notable books that I thought were at least worth a recommendation:

Exclusion and Embrace, by Miroslav Volf
This book is probably one of the most important theological reflections of the last few decades.… Read more

last week in numbers

May 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

walt disney world6264 air miles traveled
7 nights in a hotel
398 pictures taken
4 theme parks visited
40 rides and attractions
8 naps taken by Ellie (she’s perfected the stroller nap)
1 nap taken by Macey
3 length in hours of nap taken by everyone but me the day after we got home
29 characters met
0 days of rain
169 times that Macey reminded me she wanted to ride Splash Mountain again
300+ unread emails when I got home… Read more