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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. It’s the […]

Epic Fail Pastors Conference

February 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

I like everything about this.

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, […]