2010 ecclesia national gathering

October 28, 2009 | Leave a comment

Information about the Ecclesia Network 2010 National Gathering has been posted.

Austin Mustard Seed is blessed to be part of this network. My appreciation for Ecclesia is that we are primarily connected to each other not through theology or models, …

hands on with ulysses 2.0

October 27, 2009 | 14 Comments

As NaNoWriMo drew near last year, I wrote a comparison of StoryMill and Scrivener. Both have undergone minor revisions in the last year and are still worth a look for the aspiring NaNoWriMo’er. But…

There is also Ulysses to …

18 months of ebooks

October 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

It’s been a little over 18 months that I’ve been using a Kindle. The last few times I’ve traveled, I’ve seen at least one other person on the plane with one and most people now recognize it. Now, with …

the most real world

October 23, 2009 | Leave a comment

The most real world is not what we see in the present but rather God’s ultimate intention for creation when all things will be put right and all who are thirsty may find water that satisfies with a satisfaction that …

local theology: local theologian(s)

October 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

I’m long over due on writing more thoughts in my ongoing series on Local Theology. I have notes with thoughts for several more posts scratched out and I will keep working them out as I find the energy to …

choose your own verge

October 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

In the last few weeks, I’ve been given a heads up about two different events that are coming up, both called Verge. I hope they don’t get confused with each other, because both look like great events. Here’s the rundown …

interruptions welcome

October 21, 2009 | Leave a comment

Late yesterday afternoon, I was working at my home desk. My to do list extended off the bottom of my larger monitor after last week’s travels, and I wanted to make a few more items disappear before calling it a …

reading from my travels

October 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

I think I’ve outgrown all my romantic notions of air travel from childhood. Cranky flight attendents and condescending TSA guards probably have a lot to do with that. But there is one thing I still like about it — a …

reflections from new york

October 20, 2009 | 1 Comment


(The New York skyline to the south of Central Park. Don’t panic…the people in the foreground aren’t ghosts. This is a collection of photos put together with AutoStitch (iTunes link).)

I had a fantastic time in New York at the …

trinity grace church and new york

October 13, 2009 | 2 Comments


Later this week, I’m going to be spending a few days with Trinity Grace Church in New York. They are hosting an urban church planting round table, and I’m looking forward to learning from thew wisdom and experiences of others …

the project binder

October 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

Staying organized is a tricky balance when it comes to creative work. It is easy to get consumed in the backend organization of things and lose valuable time when you could be creating. On the other hand, some degree of

sorry boston

October 11, 2009 | Leave a comment



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everyday justice

October 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

In the introduction to Everyday Justice, Julie Clawson states her wish that this book didn’t need to written. But, it did need to be written. And though I asked to review this book for IVP, I wished I didn’t …

the good news

October 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Good News is not first and foremost a message that gives one hope for the afterlife; the Good News is not first and foremost a message that one may have inner peace and tranquility; the Good News is not