February 12, 2015

I write about once a month for The V3 Movement blog. This latest post explains why using a set liturgy for the Austin Mustard Seed weekly Sunday gathering has been so important for us.

February 12, 2015

With Lent approaching, we’re returning to the Lectionary. I cheated ahead a week to Transfiguration Sunday this past week because we won’t have liturgy on the real Transfiguration Sunday.

Before we got to the Transfiguration bit, I disagreed with the majority of believing USAmericans who think God helps Russell Wilson win football games…

The Only Proper Way to Eat a Bagel

Repent of your former ways

February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Our house is gluten-free. I am not. When I’m out somewhere and eating something that wouldn’t find it’s way into our home, I make the most of it.

Let’s talk bagels, for example. Here’s how you should eat them:

  1. The bagel should be sliced and toasted. This isn’t a donut. It needs some crunch, some crisp, and a doubling of the eating time and pleasure.
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February 4, 2015

A first for Sermonsmith as I grappled with two guests at once. Didn’t so much feeling like grappling though — they were a pleasure to chat with.

February 4, 2015

Enjoyed preaching this series so very much. Unfortunately, this recording didn’t capture the highlight of it, which was hearing people from our church community describe the ways they were exploring how to practice Sabbath in their life.

February 2, 2015

I don’t know that there are any Sundays where I don’t find joy in preaching, but there’s been an extra serving in these as we’ve considered Sabbath as a practice for those in Austin Mustard Seed.

February 2, 2015

Lots of fun to have my friend Dustin Bagby as a guest on Sermonsmith. Thankfully for everyone, other than me, he declared beforehand that we couldn’t talk about how lousy the Bears are.

January 19, 2015

Throughout 2015, we are going to spend time learning and leaning into each of our core practices in Austin Mustard Seed: sabbath, hospitality, and vocation. We begin with Sabbath, which I kicked off yesterday with a survey of how it was developed in the Old Testament.

January 19, 2015

I didn’t start the Sermonsmith podcast just so I’d have an excuse to talk to friends, but it sure helps. Time spent with Jim is always well spent, and this conversation just proved to me that it’s the same over Skype as it is in person.

Seven Podcasts I Subscribe To

Six of them I'd recommend to you

January 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

alton_browncastAlton Browncast
Alton Brown is known for clever and thoughtful shows on Food Network, and his podcast is clever and thoughtful as well. It is primarily interviews, and most of them with people in a food related profession, but not all. But Alton is clever and thoughful enough that I enjoy listening to him to talk about anything, it seems.… Read more

January 6, 2015

Years ago, I redubbed this site byJohnChandler with the intent it would be a place to gather both words and websites that I had created.

Between podcasts, speaking at Austin Mustard Seed, and writing a few other places, most of my words have been expressed elsewhere of late. So, while I still have oodles of intentions to do some longform writing here, I’m also going to start pointing towards some of the other things I’ve been up to.

The stuff I like anyway.

All this serves as a brief and unrelated introduction to the link above – my most recently posted interview on Sermonsmith with Brian Zahnd.