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 […]

a trio of great reads

October 6, 2008

Last week, I wrapped up three books that I had been working through. It has been a rich couple of weeks reading these books, and I wouldn’t be surprised if all three of these make it on my list of favorite reads of 2008. By the way, none of these were books I was sent […]

destiny or despair

October 3, 2008

Our destiny, our future, and our joy are in the Eucharist, using whatever blessing we’ve received, whatever resources, talents, skills, and passions God has given us, to make the world a better place. Disconnection from the suffering of the world, isolation from the cry of the oppressed, indifference to the poverty around us will always […]

christ and the caesars

July 24, 2008

A few months ago, I mentioned a book called Christ and the Caesars, by Ethelbert Stauffer. It has been out of print and in high demand because of a few mentions from Rob Bell and Ray Vander Laan. It turns out that the book has been picked up by Wipf and Stock Publishers and new […]

the rob bell effect

May 27, 2008

Today, a package came in the mail. It has been a long time coming, and it is a result of the Rob Bell effect. Be patient. I will explain. As Rob Bell has become a national figure over the last five years or so, the Rob Bell effect has grown. He has recommended many books […]

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 […]

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?

weed burner!

August 12, 2006

I’ve learned a number of things from Rob Bell over the years, and you can see his ideas shrouded in my clumsy words throughout this blog. One very practical thing I learned from him became a reality today… Several years ago, he mentioned that he got a weed burner for his birthday. I’d never heard […]