November 23, 2016

A big Sunday as we wrap up the Christian calendar. But we’ve also been looking forward to the launch of what we are calling our Common Life in the new year.

November 15, 2016

I’ve read a handful of Mark Sayers’ books, as well as seen/heard a number of lectures he’s done. He’s a helpful voice for imagining Christianity in a changing culture. But most of all, I appreciate that his primary calling is still to lead his own local church. So, I was happy to have him and all his thoughtfulness as a guest on Sermonsmith.

November 15, 2016

Zencastr records each voice locally in pristine quality. No more dropouts due to a bad connection. No more changes in quality during the show. Nothing but crystal clear audio.

Happy to see Zencastr moving from a free preview to a sustainable paid online app. I discovered Zencastr earlier this year and have been using it to record my podcasts. It’s a fantastic way to invite a guest to a podcast so that their recording is local and high quality, but doesn’t require technical maneuvering on their end.

November 15, 2016 10:14 am

2016 is rapidly winding down and I’m well behind my annual goal of averaging a book a week over the course of a year. I think I’ve got about 12 years running averaging that goal. I think I can make it but might need to prioritize a few simpler and shorter books on my reading list. Or maybe take Madden off my iPad.

November 14, 2016

A sermon on vocation with influences from an ancient prophet named Isaiah, a divisive election, David Brooks, John Coltrane, and of course, N.T. Wright.

November 1, 2016

We’ve been trying to really celebrate a Sabbath in our family — an intentional day without work — for almost 15 years now. There have been glorious successes and exhausting failures along the way. Now, we’re trying to hoping to be surrounded by a community of people who are also trying to live in such a counter-intuitive way.