five years

July 24, 2009

This weekend marks five years since the birth of this blog. It’s hard to measure how much the thoughts and conversations I’ve had here have marked my journey, but I know it’s significant. This blog began in a time of personal transition, and in many ways, that transition continues. My best hope is that the […]

a new kind of conversation

March 26, 2009

I received a review copy of A New Kind of Conversation. The subtitle is Blogging Toward a Postmodern Faith. My first impression was that this was a book about blogging, and how this online conversation is helping shape postmodern faith. I thought it might be interesting. But on a closer look, I realized it was […]

new and improved ideas

December 1, 2008

From the How I Spent My Thanksgiving Break department comes a new blog design. The new look went live yesterday, though I still have a few tweaks to make here and there. I’ve used the Thesis theme for a few different sites, but this is the most extensive reworking of it that I have done. […]

a little advice for would be bloggers (and would be sexual intercourse participants)

September 1, 2008

Hello to all who are thinking about blogging. I’ve been at it since mid 2004, and I think I have one important lesson to share. There may be other lessons I could offer, but I think I am more qualified than anyone to talk about this particular topic. Google seems to think I am too… […]

new template

August 26, 2008

Last night, while watching Michael Clayton, I started playing around with a new template for this blog. That might not have been the best idea, because I missed about three, or fifteen, important developments in the plot. But at least I have a new template to show for it. My sidebar had built up about […]

recommended reading update

July 11, 2008

I like to read books. I like to tell other people what books I like. Sometimes they don’t ask, but I tell them anyway. Nobody asked. But I freshened up my Recommended Reading page. The links are associate links to Amazon. If you click on the covers and any of these books, Amazon will give […]

further reflections on our austin trip

March 10, 2008

In addition to the bits I posted here last week, I have posted some more indepth reflection on our time in Austin on the Hodos Project blog. A few have wondered aloud why I am maintaining a separate blog for the Hodos Project. The Hodos Project blog is streamlined and focuses on updates for those […]

the hodos project

February 16, 2008

I’ve started a new blog to share the more specific details of our church planting journey with friends and supporters. The blog is called The Hodos Project. Hodos Project is a code name of sorts for this early stage of our family’s transition to Austin to form a new faith community. Hodos is the Greek […]

creativityist consumes

January 26, 2008

Things have been quiet around here as my blogging energy has gone toward getting Creativityist off to a strong start these past few weeks. In spite of the attention I’ve given over there, I have no intention of dropping this blog. It will continue as an outlet for my personal and theological wonderings…and wanderings. I […]


August 28, 2007

It’s been a hassle, but I think I finally got ecto connected to my blog. I’ve never been in favor of an offline editor, but I’ve found that sometimes I just didn’t want to hassle with the wordpress backend. Maybe the ‘convenience’ of Ecto will lead to more blogging. I guess I have 20 remaining […]

oh yeah…i’m a blogger

August 24, 2007

I fancy myself a blogger, but I guess I probably need to actually blog more than one or two times a month if I want to fancy myself so. Life hasn’t brought anything major our way, but there has been enough going on to keep me from putting a lot of energy into writing (or […]

the family blog

December 27, 2006

Our family blog was pretty much dormant for the fall until we finally added a post a few days ago. Hopefully it will be active again in the months to come as I think I’ve finally found a setup that will work for Sherri to post without having to jump through a bunch of technical […]

still alive

September 28, 2006

Hmm….when you go two weeks without a post, people start to wonder if you are still alive. I am…but thanks for the emails. My brain has certainly been working a lot, but spare energy is going other places besides the blog right now. I hope to reacquire some momentum for the blog soon, but in […]


September 5, 2006

Let me tell you about my good friends, Josh and Josh. They have time — too much apparently. They gladly fill my inbox with all of those links that waste time and kill braincells. Being that I am a giver — and that I don’t like crap in my inbox — I created a blog […]