Introverts in the Church

October 29, 2010 | Leave a comment

Nothing better illustrates the differences between an introvert and an extravert than what happens on a typical Sunday evening at our house. We spend much of Sunday preparing our home for our church community to gather. I love Sunday evenings as we share a meal, words, and our lives with each other. After the final […]

What is Your Creative Process?

October 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I received a submission on my initial site questionnaire from a potential client. In the final comments space, she asked me, “What is my your creative process?” I don’t know if this was off-handed curiosity, or a make or break question that will define whether we work together. But I love the question, and […]

First Impressions: Yojimbo for iPad

October 22, 2010 | Leave a comment

I was thrilled to find an email in my inbox Tuesday about Yojimbo for iPad (iTunes) and Yojimbo 3.0. I didn’t have any expectations for it, and it was a nice surprise. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I’ve reworked how I use Yojimbo so that it is really only a resource for […]

Hey Publishers

October 20, 2010 | 8 Comments

Hey publishers, I would like to think of us as friends. I read lots of books, and most of them I purchase so I can mark them up and revisit them. Several of you have been kind enough to send me free books to review. That’s neat, especially when they are books that interest me. […]

40 is the New 40

October 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

I turned 40 last week. Don’t worry, I’m okay. Appreciate the concern though. I was spared the whole black balloon/over the hill thing, but I did hear a few voices of mock concern. And, a few took the time to genuinely ask, how do I feel about being 40? My half-flippant / half-genuine response was […]

Ending With the Beginning

October 14, 2010 | Leave a comment

This Sunday, we are going to start a study of the first three chapters of Genesis in Austin Mustard Seed which will take us all the way to advent. We’ll spend at least three weeks (and maybe four) in Genesis 1 alone as we look at it with different emphases each week. This chapter has […]

The iPad Writing Apps Showdown

October 14, 2010 | 12 Comments

Update: Since this was first published, I’ve now written a second showdown which includes five more apps. After you read this, read The Return of the iPad Writings Apps Showdown The iPad has settled nicely into my workflow as a device for capturing and shaping ideas for content. Most of my recent writing has been […]

The Good and Beautiful Life

October 11, 2010 | Leave a comment

A few months ago, I

So Long, Satellite TV

October 8, 2010 | 11 Comments

I grew up in a fairly rural neighborhood, outside of the city limits. Cable TV never made it out that way, and satellite dishes in those days looked more like the Death Star’s giant laser turret. I reversed this injustice in my adult life, as a continuous subscriber to cable, or more recently, satellite TV […]

Friendships at the Margins

October 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality and Service in Mission is part of the Resources for Reconciliation series, which pairs a practioner and an academic around a shared topic of expertise and interest. With an ongoing interest in shaping a practical theology that works itself out in actual relationships, I like the approach of this […]

Hands On With the DODOcase for iPad

October 5, 2010 | 5 Comments

About the time the iPad was released, I saw a blog post on TUAW about the DODOcase, otherwise known as the “Hey, your iPad looks like a mega-Moleskine” case. After I reserved an iPad at my local Apple store, I came home and ordered a DODOcase. The iPad took 24 hours. The DODOcase took six […]

A Brief Justification of My Mad Men Addiction

October 4, 2010 | 7 Comments

This summer, my wife and I started watching Mad Men via DVDs from Netflix. I’m sure our postman got tired of seeing red Netflix envelopes come and go, because we worked our way through the first three seasons quickly. We are now up to season 4, which we are watching via Amazon Video on Demand, […]