rhythm vs. routine

June 30, 2008 | Leave a comment

For the past few weeks, I’ve had not a sense of rhythm or routine. we’ve been in the midst of packing and moving our family from Seattle to Austin. My life is literally stuck in boxes, and I can’t wait …

i left my goatee in seattle

June 30, 2008 | 5 Comments

About ten years ago, I went with a team of other pastors to the Philippines to help do a conference for students. During the trip, I got a little lazy on the shaving side of things and was surprised to …

the call of community

June 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

The call of community isn’t about finding people just like us, or at the exclusion of any people. Community in the biblical sense is clearly about unlike people finding Christ at the center of their inclusive life together. — Hugh …

made it

June 25, 2008 | 4 Comments

I made it.

Monday afternoon, I dropped the rest of my family off at the airport, and my dad and I started driving toward Texas. We finished the 35ish hours of driving late tonight (Wednesday).

My butt hates me.…

a whack on the side of the head

June 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

As I mentioned (or threatened) earlier, here is the second part of our tour stop for the Post2Post virtual book tour. I’d like to share with you some of my experience as I read A Whack on the Side

q&a with roger von oech

June 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Today, we are the tour stop for the Post2Post virtual book tour. I’m honored to be hosting Roger von Oech, author of the new revised and updated A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be

prayer of thomas merton

June 17, 2008 | 3 Comments

A few months ago, my friend Doug Paul posted this prayer of Thomas Merton. It grabbed a hold of me when I first read it. It seems ever more suitable this week as we are packing up our life to …

on writing

June 11, 2008 | 3 Comments

Reading On Writing feels like I just sat down for a beer with Stephen King and had a conversation about writing. I didn’t say much. I just listened as he unloaded his heart, experience, and knowledge right off the page. …

omnifocus for iphone!

June 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Some of my favorite news out of WWDC this week — OmniGroup is offering some more info about OmniFocus for the iPhone. My favorite feature: “Synchronized with your Mac via .Mac or WebDAV. Live. Automatically.” I had every reason …

community values

June 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

Below is my first go at writing some values that will help shape a new church community in Austin. I think they still need some molding, but I’m excited about the potential of these, and have a number of ideas …

reading journal

June 6, 2008 | 3 Comments

I’m an avid reader. I set a goal each year to read an average of a book a week. I enjoy reading, but it is also a discipline of creative work. Ideas rarely initiate out of nowhere. Some of my …

post2post tour

June 5, 2008 | Leave a comment

I’m excited that Creativityist is going to be a stop on the Post2Post virtual book tour two weeks from today. We will be interacting with Roger von Oech about the re-release of his classic work on creativity: A Whack on

the creative church

June 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

There is all sorts of talk about the need for churches to be creative. While I agree, I think the assumption is usually that this creativity happens in the form of programmed expressions from the stage in a Sunday service. …


June 2, 2008 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, Lifehacker linked to a post on MacApper highlighting a few Quicksilver interfaces. Now, before I rave about my new Quicksilver interface, let me give a little love to MacApper — I’m now a subscriber.

Now, on to SilverFlow. …