more thoughts about church websites

December 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

As I was working on the new aMS website this fall, I was curious about what information matters most to the typical visitor to a church website. I did an informal poll and got stats of the most visited pages …

2009 in review: fiction

December 22, 2009 | 4 Comments

At the beginning of 2008, I resolved to read more narrative/fiction, always having one novel or short story collection in my reading rotation. I came out of the year with no regrets, and continued this year. (And I …

in the meantime

December 22, 2009 | Leave a comment

Last summer, an idea for a project was born out of a project that was in the midst of failing. (Seems to work that way a lot for me!) For the last month or two, I’ve been busy working on …

necolemarlow.com

December 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Last week, we went live with a new site design for Necole Marlow. Necole wanted a website to serve as a destination for potential clients for her work as a hair artist in Raleigh. It’s a simple site, designed …

favorite books of 2009

December 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

The time has come for my annual ‘favorite books of the year’ post. (Previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)

This year, I again reached my goal of averaging a book a week over the …

welcoming justice

December 14, 2009 | Leave a comment

Welcoming Justice is a book about what happens when Christianity works like it should.

Charles Marsh and John Perkins exchange chapters, telling not only their own story, but also their hope for the ongoing work of the church in justice …

December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

But if we wish to be faithful to him, we cannot dream of reducing Christianity to a certain number of principles (though this is often done), the consequence of which can be logically deduced. This tendency to transform the work …

thinking about church websites

December 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

This fall, I was involved in a training with some church planters who were discussing church websites. Since I do websites and a church start-up, I became the resident ‘expert.’ I won’t proclaim to be an expert, but I …

the rhythm of a double life

December 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

On my trip to New York in October, I was sitting in a restaurant on the Upper West Side with Michael Rudzena, Ben Sternke, and Jon Tyson. We got into a discussion on what our typical weekly …

you are…really [the war of art]

December 2, 2009 | 3 Comments

This post is the second in what has now certifiably become a series of reflections on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

In the past few months, our four year old daughter has made the shift from scribbler to …

austinmustardseed.org

December 1, 2009 | Leave a comment

Yesterday, I went live with the new design for the Austin Mustard Seed website. This has been in development for most of the fall, so I’m glad to finally have it go live. Now that we have a sustainable …