twestival anyone?

January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

I hold an ever growing conviction that to follow the Way of Jesus is to participate in bringing about the Kingdom of God wherever you see it is at work. Of course that happens through intentional church ministries, but the …

contexts: weekly review

January 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

This is part of a series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system.

While David Allen’s Getting Things Done has shaped a lot of my workflow, my efforts at …

dichotomies & hypocrisies

January 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

It’s been over four years since I sat down with Jeff for a conversation that would mark me for the better.

Jeff had been in my high school ministry. Now, a few years out of high school, he was struggling …

viva la keynote

January 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

We have an old Mac Mini attached to the TV in our family room. We use it as a media server for music and some kids movies, and lately it’s been handy for watching streaming movings on Netflix. But, it …

thinking about contexts

January 23, 2009 | 6 Comments

As often happens with the new year, I find I have a renewed willingness to rethink everything. This ranges from the larger looming questions of life goals and purpose, all the way down the practical minutiae of how I structure …

omnifocus or things?

January 14, 2009 | 24 Comments

With the official release of Things (and the expiration of the free betas), there has been ongoing chatter from those trying to decide which GTD app to use: Things or OmniFocus. Things last beta, and a promotional discount, are …

contribution through difference

January 14, 2009 | 4 Comments

Every nation has a peculiar contribution to make to the interpretation of Christianity. The Son of man is too great to be expressed by any one portion of humanity. Those that differ from us most will probably contribute most to …

one year…and still pushing back the fog

January 13, 2009 | Leave a comment

This week, Creativityist is celebrating our first birthday. The thumbnail to the right is a peek back at the first site design and the introductory post: Creativityist…one who practices creativity.

I started the blog with a few ideas, and …

nt wright at harvard

January 12, 2009 | 2 Comments

In November, N.T. Wright gave a series of talks at the Harvard University Graduate Student Christian Fellowship entitled Reconstructing Hope. Here’s a link to each talk:

some advice from Gandhi

January 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

The quote I just posted came from E. Stanley Jones’ reflections on a conversation he had with Gandhi (as recorded in The Christ of the Indian Road). Jones, who befriended Gandhi as a missionary in India, asked the great …

the real thing seems strange and impossible

January 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

we are inoculating the world with a mild form of Christianity, so that it is now practically immune against the real thing. Vast areas of the Christian world are inoculated with a mild form of Christianity, and the real thing …

oops…an addendum needed

January 9, 2009 | Leave a comment

This morning, Tim Keller’s apologetic work, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism came to my mind in one of those random and varied thought chains that I find myself in. Often.

You have those too, right?…

intimately theirs

January 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Christ of the Indian Road is an 80 year old text written by E. Stanley Jones, a Methodist missionary to India in the first half of the 20th Century. He describes the use of a phrase in dialogue …

of ethics and imagination

January 5, 2009 | Leave a comment

the ethic envisioned by the New Testament writers is not an impossible ideal. If we fail to live in obedient responsiveness to their moral vision, that is because of a failure of imagination — or perhaps a lack of courage …