November 7, 2017

I forever enjoy hearing the creative processes of others — especially hearing how some of the most creative and outside the box thinkers thrive in the most structured rhythms. This whole interview is interesting, but especially Cuomo talking about how he focuses on a specific and different element of songwriting each day of the week.

December 8, 2016

I’ve had some level of proximity and connection to Jimmy Eat World since their earliest days as a band. Tons of fun to hear Jim describe the early days and fill in the gaps since. And his thoughts along the way about doing creative work are pretty solid too.

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.

September 20, 2016


Last week, working alongside the Sidedoor Studio, we launched this new website for the San Francisco Education Fund. There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes when a new website goes live, especially when it is for an organization like this that is offering so much to the common good. I hope it serves them well for years to come.

July 19, 2016

I’ve read 3 or 4 of Parker Palmer’s books, and each was deeply shaping for me. This may be the first time I’ve run across an interview of him, on a podcast. It’s a good intro to the kinds of things he has to say and a peek into why his is a voice worth hearing.

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 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.

February 27, 2016

Adapting Scrivener for iOS felt like going back to the beginning and remembering why I built Scrivener in the first place.

Having started using Scrivener for the core of my sermon workflow several months ago, I’m eager to see Scrivener for iOS. Soon.

February 4, 2016

The blog description above says there is some occasional Dad stuff going to be showing up on here, so here you go.

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.