Reflections from Six Days on the East Coast

February 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

I’m sitting on a plane after a rich six days jaunt to the East Coast. The majority of the time was spent north of DC at the Ecclesia Network National Gathering, followed by a few days north of Philly with Todd Hiestand and The Well.

Barring the fact that it involves being away from my family, the Ecclesia National Gathering is my favorite week of the year, and it’s the only Christian leaders conference I’m finding is worth the investment of my time and money.… Read more

Christian Spiritual Values, Practices and Tools – Dissertation Survey

February 21, 2011 | Leave a comment

I’d encourage you to take the time to complete my friend Pat’s survey:

This is a research survey for my Doctor of Ministry dissertation in Global Transformational Leadership at Bakke Graduate University. I am studying ways in which the values and practices of Christian communities can be implemented in our socially networked and highly mobile culture.

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King Corn and Other Edible Non-Food Stuffs

February 17, 2011 | Leave a comment

An ill advised 9pm americano directed me back to the couch in the wee morning hours a few nights ago. For those who aren’t familiar, an americano is espresso mixed with hot water. In my case, it was two shots of espresso. It didn’t help that I read email right before bed, and came across a list of some final changes for a website that will be launching soon.… Read more

Creative Tools 2011: Production

February 10, 2011 | Leave a comment

Picking up the Creative Tools 2011 series is this post on the tools I use for production. (Previous posts: Hardware, Curation) THere are the tools I use to turn ideas into finished products — actual artifacts that I’m willing to share with others with a goal no less ambitious than the greater good of humanity.… Read more

TextExpander, Lipsum, and Ice Cream

February 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

Thanks to Brett Terpstra, my design comp placeholder text just got a lot more interesting. It’s full of random interesting blabbering like this:

Instead, now we will bend it to be one. We can gain it only if we faint not. From this joyful mountaintop of celebration we hear a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of decency which give direction to our country.

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Review: Launching Missional Communities

February 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

One of the questions that I am ever revisiting is the question of what form should a church take to stay engaged in our culture. It’s the question that took hold of me as I began my transition out of student ministry in a megachurch in anticipation of being involved in church planting.… Read more

Epic Fail Pastors Conference

February 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

I like everything about this.… Read more

Review: Mac at Work

February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Last Thursday, I pulled a bulky envelope from my mailbox, happy to peel back the flap and find David Spark’s new book, Mac at Work (paperback | Kindle). David graciously offered to send me a copy for review a few months ago and I’ve been anticipating it’s arrival. By the time I crawled in bed, I’d skimmed* or intently read every one of the 368 pages.… Read more