March 30, 2016

Easter Sunday — a great day to tell the most interesting story in human history. Fittingly, we had a lively day, and I’m guessing some of that came through even in the podcast.

March 30, 2016

Sean preaches not too far up the way from me in Temple, TX. I’d already heard him on my friend Shane Blackshear’s podcast, so I knew he would have thoughtful things to say about preaching.

March 30, 2016

Always fun to sneak away for a Sunday to do a sermon with our friends at Vox Veniae. Good good people and gracious gracious listeners.

March 25, 2016 12:11 pm

I came to believe that stories have healing power, that they can help us deal with difficult emotional situations by giving us examples of human behavior, perhaps similar in some way to the struggles we are going through at some stage of life, and which might inspire us to try a different strategy for living.

March 25, 2016 8:33 am

Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.

After seeing it on my shelf for a couple of months, I’m looking forward to working through this book.

My Puny iPad Mini Utopia

She might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid

March 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

I may or may not have referred to my iPad Mini as my fourth child yesterday. I love the thing. It’s not often that we are separated by more than a wall or two. Two recent developments find me using it more and finding it more useful. They have been like nitro injectors for my […]

March 16, 2016

I always enjoy conversations with thoughtful people. Matthew Watson is a thoughtful person. Therefore I enjoyed this conversation. I hope you will too.

March 9, 2016

Darren and I share many mutual friends, but this was our first time meeting and as always, I enjoyed the conversation. Darren was jet lagged but you wouldn’t know it to hearing his passion come through

March 9, 2016

Can’t complain when the assigned reading for the week is the Parable of the Lost Son — perhaps Jesus’ most famous teaching ever. Also making appearances were Shaun the Sheep and traumatic memories from Chuck E Cheese.

March 3, 2016 9:12 am

This morning, the coffee shop friend in line in front of me bought my coffee. An hour or so later, a friend from our church community brought a chocolate chip cookie. And I just finished reading from AJ Swoboda’s new book, The Dusty Ones, that he had sent my way for free.

This is my kind of morning.

March 3, 2016 8:09 am

A good theologian, one might say, is a person who is close to people, who has a creative imagination and the gift of listening, who shows a commitment to hard work, who accepts the risk of making a mistake, who is a person of self-renewal: a person dedicated to overcoming routine and considering theology as an ongoing task and a responsibility rather than a job to be done.

Thankful to say, after only a few pages in, that the content outpaces the cover of this book.

March 2, 2016 7:30 am

It’s that day of the year where the MLB At Bat app gets moved from the back shed to the home screen on my iPad. It’s only the first game of Spring Training, but a good day none the less.