I’ve discovered another great band for my studying-reflecting-conversation background playlist — Saxon Shore. They are most similar to El Ten Eleven, but fans of Explosions in the Sky will also like them.… Read more
I’ve been trudging through 6 Modern Myths, by Philip Sampson, and Flesh in the Age of Reason, by Roy Porter, for my upcoming history class. In the process, I’ve come to a new realization of how arrogant we can be in our understandings of thelogy today.
Sampson describes the longtime understanding, dating back to Ancient Greece, that the earth was the center of the universe and everything revolved around us.… Read more
The speaker lineup for the Leadership Summit 2006 has been announced:
• Bono, Lead Singer of the rock group U2 and TIME Magazine’s 2005 Person of the Year
• Wayne Cordeiro – Senior Pastor, New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu
• Bill Hybels – Willow Creek
• Patrick Lencioni – Founder & President of The Table Group, Inc.… Read more
Monday, we had a short staff retreat at a cabin in the mountains. The huge snowflakes and precious few seconds I actually got to use 4WD made the trip worth the drive, but that wasn’t the main highlight. Upon arriving, we began by just taking an hour to ourselves to sit, think, pray, read, whatever.… Read more
I had no idea I would enjoy Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, by Anne Rice, this much.
This book is clearly fiction, and that should be kept in mind. However, Rice has given us both a researched and a readable look at the childhood of Jesus. Somehow she has portrayed Jesus dealing with both his divinity and humanity even as a seven year old.… Read more
In my ever increasing experience with poor coffee shop etiquette, I offer yet another tidbit so that all of us kind have a kinder, gentler coffee shop experience.
Please be aware of areas that lend themselves to natural conversation. For example, picture some large comfy chairs placed in convenient proximity to each other.… Read more
Yesterday, Jason Clark blogged about coComment. This is a slick little tool that lets you track the blogs you have commented on. It even lets you show what comments you’ve made elsewhere on other blogs, as you can now see in my sidebar. I think this is a great way to further connect some of the conversations that are happening out there.… Read more
Based on the recommendation of several people, I recently finished Our Father Abraham, by Marvin Wilson. The subtitle is Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, and that pretty much sums it up. Sadly, Christianity is commonly seen as a departure from the Jewish faith, rather than a fulfillment or continuation of it.… Read more
Call me crazy, but for the last few decades, I’ve neglected to take advantage of my local library. Why? I really don’t know.
There are certain books worth owning, and you want to make notes in and keep for future reference. I’m all about that.
There are certain books that you just want to read because you are curious and you really don’t think they’ll have a long-term benefit for you.… Read more