Late last month, this post popped up in my timelines: Iran’s blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web. And yeah, I first saw the link on Facebook, so that might seem contrary to the title. But it resonates. And I saw the article circulate enough to know that I wasn’t the only one. […]
Continued our four weeks of imagining a shared Common Life to lead us into 2016. We talked about Belonging, something that would be pretty easy to do if it weren’t for 1) you, and 2) everybody else. This week included some words from Jean Vanier (again!), Joseph Hellerman, the Paul formerly known as Saul, and Bilbo Baggins. Oh, and a lovely image montage of presidential candidates.
What is this maddening thing where iOS 9 often get stuck installing app updates with no apparent way to get it going again? And why has it not been sorted out even after multiple iOS 9 updates.
This is my first go at publishing an aside to the new blog setup directly from Drafts via iOS. If all goes well, it will make its way through Workflow and on to be published.
My latest Sermonsmith podcast was with Felipe Assis, the pastor of Crossbridge Church in Miami, FL.
I continued our series on beginning to imagine a common life together. This week, we talked about how a church is a community that is formed around a common story, a belief about how the God has worked, and still works, in this creation. Mixed in some Flannery O’Conner and Jean Vanier along the way.
There is a part of each of us which is already luminous, already converted. And there is a part which is still in shadow. A community is not made up only of the converted. It is made up of all the elements in us which need to be transformed, purified, and pruned. It is made up also of the ‘unconverted’.
I enjoyed joining Brandon and Joe as their first guest ever on the Rookie Preacher Podcast. I’m so used to firing off the questions rather than answering them, but I think I prevented myself from taking over.
If I were writing the script… Broncos beat the Steelers, then the Chiefs, and then the Seahawks. Peyton goes out on top.
Or he comes back next year and does it one more time.
I kicked off a series on a Common Life for our church community with words from Jesus, Greg Boyd, Jürgen Moltmann, and Lesslie Newbigin. Oh, and an animated foodie rat.