local theology: entering into the life of the city

April 13, 2009

This is part of a series of reflections on the meaning and importance of doing local theology… I wrote a letter to friends and family least year to tell them about our approaching move to Austin. In that letter, I described how we looked forward to entering into the life of the city. That phrase, […]

this pretty much says it all…

April 18, 2008

ah, the pacific northwest

March 28, 2008

Three tweets from this week: sun, i love you, i really do. but you are making my grass grow way too fast. can we work something else out? Monday 9:52am rain, i love the way you sound out there, i really do. but you are making my grass grow way too fast. can we work […]

the new conspirators

December 15, 2007

If you are in the Seattle area, or if you’re looking for a good reason to be, I’d encourage you to look into The New Conspirators conference put on by Mustard Seed Associates. Two friends who I greatly respect, Eugene Cho and Dwight Friesen, are among an excellent group of presenters. As Christine Sine described […]


June 1, 2007

How many seminaries are there where you can look out a classroom window to see Puget Sound, a cruise ship in port across the street, and a faculty member smoking a pipe down by the train tracks?

mmmmmmmmmm and um-um

December 13, 2006

My amigo JJ has been in town since Monday. Yesterday, I had the deep honor of introducing him to Zoka. Can there possibly be better coffee that Zoka? On the other hand, lunch yesterday was another attempt to find good wings in Seattle. Seattlites rave about WingDome, so I thought I’d give it another shot. […]

workshop: dwight friesen

November 4, 2006

Quantum Kingdom Dwight Friesen is on faculty at Mars Hill Grad School. It’s looks like I will finally take a class from him next semester, and I’m looking forward to it. Once again the standard disclaimer applies — I doubt these notes will do his ideas, or the others offered through discussion, any justice. We […]

workshop: jason clark

November 3, 2006

Euro-Emerging Revolutionaries (Positive Church) I’ve been reading Jason Clark’s blog for the past few years, and had a few good interactions with him on email, so I was excited to meet him in person. I think he represents a great voice for the church, and I doubt these notes do his ideas any justice. Premise: […]

theories and gabbledy-gook

November 3, 2006

I was exchanging emails with Mike DeVries this morning and he asked me how the Revolution Conference was going so far… I find myself struggling to engage in this first session. I’ve spent plenty of time grappling with some of the ideas, and the theories, of how the church is changing with the culture. I […]

revolution conference

November 3, 2006

I’m at the Revolution Conference this weekend. I’ll probably try to share a few notes here and there, but right now, I’m sitting next to Justin Baeder who is typing feverishly, so go visit his blog. 🙂 Note: Bob Hyatt is also blogging more extensively than I am.

you say you want a revolution

September 5, 2006

I just added a banner to my sidebar to help spread the word about the You Say You Want a Revolution Conference. It is November 3-4 in the Seattle area. I attended Off The Map’s conference last November, and it was unlike any conference I’ve been too. Based on my experience last year, I didn’t […]

hurricane ridge

August 4, 2006

We took a day trip to Hurricane Ridge today. The panoramic above is five different pictures meshed together. It does such a poor job of capturing the view that I ought to be arrested. It was absolutely stunning.


July 23, 2006

Being in the Pacific NW doesn’t mean we get to bypass a national heatwave. I’m still trying to figure out how the 90s here is so much hotter than the 110s in Arizona. We were away for a week in the mountains of Colorado with my family, and when we returned late on Friday, it […]