nt wright at harvard

January 12, 2009

In November, N.T. Wright gave a series of talks at the Harvard University Graduate Student Christian Fellowship entitled Reconstructing Hope. Here’s a link to each talk: Why Do Good in a Hopeless World? What is Good in a World that Defies Hope? Doing Good: What Plus Hope Equals Change? I appreciated the content of the […]

spirit led ecclesiology

December 17, 2008

In my church planting journey, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in at least four different church planting boot camps. They were put on by four different organizations, so I feel like I’ve been around the block a little. This morning I finished listening to Spirit-Led Ecclesiology: Following the Spirit Through Church Planting. It was […]

for your commute…and soul

October 24, 2008

For those looking to rotate some new content onto your play list, I give you some of my favorites of late. And if you’ve had your coffee, you might notice a theme here… For my Explosions in the Sky or Sigur Ros loving friends I’d suggest you give a listen to Joy Wants Eternity. They […]

auditory addendum

April 6, 2008

I realized earlier today that my last post on auditory stimulation was lacking. In fact, it was lacking a link to the audio file that made me consider writing that post in the first place. So, here it is: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Tim Keller. This was an open forum with Tim […]

some worthwhile auditory stimulation

April 2, 2008

In other words, here are some things I think are worth adding to your iPod for your next commute or exercise time: Spirituality of the Cellphone – Shane Hipps spoke at Mars Hill (Grand Rapids)this past weekend. It was a fantastic summary of the thoughts in his book that was both accessible and practical. MacBreak […]

gnats and camels

October 4, 2007

There are a handful of podcasts that I subscribe to, but the Mars Hill Grand Rapids is one of the few that I am pretty faithful about listening to every one of. While I am challenged by and appreciate what Rob Bell has to say just about every week, this past week’s message, Gnats and […]


May 27, 2007

Between our experience with Pathways, classes at school, personal studies, and our dreams of a future church plant, I’ve spent a lot of time processing the mission of the church. And yet those thoughts still seem so unfinished… Dean gave me the month of May to put some of those thoughts into a teaching series […]

nt wright: the gospel and our culture

May 14, 2007

Last week, while mowing, I was trying to catch up on a backlog of audio I’ve downloaded. Up in the queue came “The Gospel and Our Culture” (streaming audio) by NT Wright. Dr. Wright (or Tom as I call him when I pretend we are friends) presented this lecture as part of a lecture series […]

mars hill (gasp) podcast?!

October 25, 2006

While meandering through iTunes tonight, I disovered that Rob Bell and Mars Hill actually have an official podcast up and running. There is even a link at the bottom of their sermon download page. Who knew? Is this some kind of grand conspiracy that has been hidden from me for all this time?

jesus asked podcast

August 21, 2006

Conrad Gempf emailed me to let me know that, with Zondervan’s permission, he is making Jesus Asked available for free in the form of a audio book/podcast. I’m subscribing. I’ve said it before, but I appreciate Conrad’s writing, because he brings his scholarly study of Jesus to us in a package that is readable by […]