April 21, 2016

I ask most of the same questions with each Sermonsmith interview, and yet I find new richness of thought in the responses of every guest. I appreciated the intense yet humble posture RD brings to the process of preparing his sermons.

April 20, 2016

Hey, what fun to be interviewed by Zac and Chad for the After 9 podcast. Zac and Chad are two fun and thoughtful guys with a podcast about church ministry to students. They invited me to try to summarize 65ish hours of conversations from all my Sermonsmith interviews. Thanks for the easy task guys!

April 13, 2016

It’s the Easter season, and the text for the week describes countless creatures worshiping a slaughtered Jesus on a throne. So, what better thing to talk about than the anxiety inducing 2016 election?

April 13, 2016

After only an hour of conversation with him, it’s evident that Andy is an energetic and passionate guy. That’s certainly the case when he is talking about writing sermons.

April 11, 2016

A few weeks ago, we quietly launched this new site for Fresh Expressions US. They have just finished their National Gathering, so I hope and expect it’s going to serve them well going forward.

The site was designed here in Austin by Brad Istre of The Sidedoor Studio, and then I did the development to get it all connected into WordPress for them.

April 9, 2016 9:53 am

In a New York Times column on the topic, David Brooks summarizes this reality more bluntly: “[Great creative minds] think like artists but work like accountants.”

I’ve read many books on doing creative work, and this quote captures the heart of them all. My best seasons of generation and growing ideas come when I have good routines of reading and reflecting though the day to day.

April 4, 2016

I’ve been an EitS fan since buying the Friday Night Lights soundtrack the day after I saw the movie. This is their first album in five years, not including a few movie soundtracks. I was cautious that it would be too much of a departure from their previous stylings after hearing the early release of Disintegration Anxiety. Even on the first listen, it hooked me and it hooked me good. More ambient than their previous work, but still a lot of hopeful melodies working up and down and carrying each song along.

April 4, 2016 9:21 am