Capturing Ideas Revisited: Yojimbo

September 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

This summer, I started a series on my renewed capture system to supplement my original Capture Everything series. The first part was an intro. The second described how I had added the combination of Simple Note and Notational Velocity for text-based information I wanted to tuck away. But in adding those, I didn’t let go […]

Garage Sale for Orphans

September 30, 2010 | Leave a comment

This month, we launched a website that I am as proud of as any other I’ve had a hand in. It’s not just because I like the way it looks, though I do. It’s because I like what the site is all about. The site is Garage Sale for Orphans, and it is an initiative […]

Of Material and Spiritual

September 30, 2010 | Leave a comment

The spiritually minded person does not differ from the materially minded person chiefly in thinking about different things, but in thinking about the same things differently. It is possible to think materially about God, and spiritually about food.”‘ — William Temple

Northern Seminary: DMin in Missional Leadership

September 27, 2010 | Leave a comment

Since we’re in the midst of shaping a church community that is unique to our context, I’m always interested in seeing how others are doing unique work elsewhere. I’ve had lots of conversations with practitioners who are learning as they go, but now I’m excited to see how seminaries are starting to work out training […]

My Future iPad to Scrivener Writing Workflow

September 27, 2010 | Leave a comment

I rarely watch videos embedded in blog posts, and don’t recall ever posting one here, but… Yesterday, MacSparky posted a video sneak peek of what I’m most excited about in Scrivener 2.0: direct sync with SimpleNote. Late October can’t come soon enough!

Economy of Love

September 27, 2010 | Leave a comment

I find myself involved in a lot of conversations about how much we are shaped by the narrative of a consumer culture. It effects how we choose what church we want to be part of to how we find value the rest of the week. Most of these conversations hold two ideas in common: 1) […]

And then there was

September 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

DON’T PANIC! Things have changed around here…but maybe not as much as you think. Why do things look different around here? Because they are. I’ve gone and merged my Creativityist blog, my design portfolio, and my bio/landing page into one site. This is their spawn. It’s a website for simpler times. Why does this site […]

LA 2010 unConference

September 17, 2010 | Leave a comment

My friend JR Woodward is once again hosting an unConference in LA. I participated last year and it was a rich experience. If you are in Southern California, or a reasonable distance from it, I’d encourage you to go.

The Thing About Kindle You Might Not Know

September 16, 2010 | 8 Comments

In some of the discussions weighing the pros and cons of ebooks, there is one significant point that I think is often overlooked. For my use, it is one of the most important. And Kindle ebooks do it best. I capture digital notes from most books that I read. That might be underlined passages, or […]

Some of the Most Helpful Words on Leadership I’ve Read

September 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Leadership through command and control is doomed to fail. No one can create sufficient stability and equilibrium for people to feel secure and safe. Instead, as leaders we must help people move into a relationship with uncertainty and chaos. Spiritual teachers have been doing this for millennia. Therefore, I believe that the times have led […]

The Quest for the Perfect Pocket Notebook

September 9, 2010 | 9 Comments

I do a lot of my notetaking and capture digitally. Everything worth keeping ends up being stored digitally, so I prefer not having to capture information twice — even if it’s as simple as taking a picture of handwritten notes… However, there are times when it is best to go with pen and paper. I […]

Wired for Intimacy

September 7, 2010 | Leave a comment

Several years ago, I was at a conference for church planters that helped shape much of my thinking about starting a new church. There were ideas that took root in those few days that have a lot of influence on what we are up to today. But there was one moment in a breakout that […]

Did you hear that pin drop?

September 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Things sure have been quiet around here, haven’t they? I last posted part two of a three part series almost two months ago! Well, I’m not dead, and neither is this blog. And neither is that series. I have a personal rule to avoid blogging about not blogging. It annoys me when others do it, […]