April 26, 2011 9:04 am

Nearly all areas of life in which we could become spiritually competent (hearing God and receiving divine guidance among them) confront us with the same type of challenge. They all require of us a choice to be a spiritual person, …

Review: The Resurrection of Jesus

April 21, 2011 | Leave a comment

I’ve got enough nerd in me that I like reading academic books. For fun. You know, the kind where the bottom 1/3 of the page is usually taken up by footnotes. I try to always have at least one book …

Writings for iPad updated to 1.2

April 19, 2011 | Leave a comment

A nice update. Biggest new feature is the ability to create multiple workspaces to sync with different folders, which means it can effectively sync with Scrivener. Still a little cumbersome compared to how PlainText handles sub-folders, but it’s workable.

Also …

Using Social Media as Sacred Media for Passion Week

April 15, 2011 | Leave a comment

My friend Jason Salamun invited me to write a post for Jabberbox.tv (which you should subscribe to if you don’t already). I wrote about how a shared rhythm like Passion Week can redeem the disruptive elements of social media.…

Let the Fear Out

April 14, 2011 | Leave a comment

I am sure there are people who don’t care for everything I post on this site, but I am not writing for them. I write for myself. carpeaqua is a mental exercise for me. It’s an escape. When I can

How to Steal Like an Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)

April 12, 2011 | Leave a comment

I’ve seen this link making the rounds, but on the chance you didn’t see it…now you have.…

April 12, 2011 9:35 am

we have to ask whether the church is most faithful in its witness to the crucified and risen Jesus and most recognizable as the community that ‘bears about in the body the dying Jesus’ when it is chiefly concerned with …

April 12, 2011 9:29 am

The Spirit is not the property of the sending church or the missionary who is sent. It is not part of the missionary’s duty to mold the new church into the style of the old. The Spirit is sovereign and …

In Which I Reprimand Rob Bell

April 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

This isn’t another blog post about Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. Not exactly, anyway.

(Though I wouldn’t want to feel the need to apologize if it was! A book is at it’s best when it stirs good dialogue. Of …


April 6, 2011 | Leave a comment

For the third year, I’ve setup a means to follow the events of Jesus’ life from Palm Sunday to Easter via @passionweek on Twitter. This year I’ve added the means to follow along via a new website or Facebook.…

Ten Books Every Pastor Should Own

April 6, 2011 | 11 Comments

While I was on vacation last month, my friend JR Briggs asked this question:

Writing with an iPad: six-month review

April 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

Iain Broome’s experience writing on an iPad sounds a lot like my own:

The iPad is perfect for making notes, formulating ideas and putting those first few paragraphs together.

Writing Markdown using LaunchBar and TextExpander [Screencast]

April 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

Speaking of screencasts, Eddie posted part two of his series of screencasts on Markdown today. Catch the link to part one from the post in case you missed it.…

Screencast: OmniFocus (part 1 of 3)

April 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

David Sparks has finally published part one of is long awaited screencast on OmniFocus. I’ve only watched part of it so far, but as expected, it is easy to follow and thorough. In this first one, David deals with a …

Life on the Edge: Understanding the Prophetic Position

April 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

I’ve been in the midst of some self-discovery the last few weeks as I’ve been looking more at the roles of the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4. I line up as a Prophet/Teacher, and I’m learning all over again what …