Since I’ve been on the topic of getting rid of clutter and getting things done, here is a list of to-do guidelines I scratched out a year or so ago to transfer to my computer. Ironically, I found it in a pile on my desk. 🙂 Most of these had some form of their origin in Getting Things Done, by David Allen.… Read more
My weekly summary of links added at inbreaking.com has missed a few weeks due to our vacation, but here goes:
- Tim Keller audio | Preaching the Gospel
- The Nativity Story – Movie Trailer – just a teaser for another mainstream movie based on part of Jesus’ life
- Book Summaries from David Mays
- The Calvary Chapel Statement on the Emergent Church | TheResurgence – it’s troubling to me how much generalizing is done in this statement
- The Leadership Blog Interview – Erwin Raphael McManus
- Christianity Gets a Reality Check – another mass media article on Rob Bell’s speaking tour
- Tim Keller Audio | Doing Justice – absolutely fantastic
- Steve Jobs and iPod Land in Religious Flyer
- Catalyst Podcast: Rob Bell, part two
Note…this only includes links I post…there are a few (too few!) links posted by others there as well.… Read more
This morning, I tossed three empty shampoo bottles out of the shower. (Sorry if I woke you up Sherri.) Though I am kapable of telling when a shampoo bottle is empty, I never seem to remember that fakt by the end of the shower, so they build up in there.
That kind of signifies life right now.… Read more
I also finished The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation by Brad Young while on vacation. I’ll just say that this is an important book for anyone interested in studying Jesus’ parables and leave it at that.
I do want to offer one quote. In the quote below, I think he offers one of the most helpful descriptions for understanding what the “kingdom of heaven” is that I have seen:
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In its most fundamental meaning, the kingdom of heaven in the teachings of Jesus denotes the reign of God, which is experienced as a present force for healing, wholeness, and salvation in people’s lives.
While on vacation, I read, or perhams I should say skimmed, Better Together. This is a follow up to the more well-known Bowling Alone. It is filled with stories of communities of people who are creating the social capital that Bowling Alone says is diminishing in our culture.
I didn’t really enjoy the book much, though some of the stories were a bit intriguing.… Read more
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 was 88 in our house.… Read more
This weekend, Pathways had a booth at the Mill Creek Town Festival. We knew this would be a great way to introduce Pathways to others in our community, but we also didn’t just want to have a booth that was all about us. We are passionate about the fact that our community and our world have to be better because Pathways exists, or we aren’t being true to our calling.… Read more
“Contextualization happens when we give God’s answers to the questions that people in our culture are asking.” – Tim Keller (or at least a mostly accurate quote of him)… Read more
A few months ago, I posted a favorable review of Leadership and Self-Deception, by the Arbinger Institute. Someone from the Arbinger Institute read my entry, and they were gracious enough to send me a pre-release copy of The Anatomy of Peace. This book is a prequel to Leadership and Self-Deception, and is another great read.… Read more
My weekly summary of links added at inbreaking.com:
- _awakening: The Myth of Expository Preaching
- Vintage Faith: Another One Bites The Dust – Dan Kimball weighs in on the demise of the Axis service at Willow Creek
- Lady Liberty Trades In Some Trappings
- Being the Church in our Culture | TheResurgence – Tim Keller audio
- Center Stage for a Pastor Where It’s Rock That Usually Rules – article in the New York Times on Rob Bell
- Men Are from Mars Hill – article by Mark Driscoll…it’s typical Driscoll 🙂
- Cyber-Savvy Pastors Blog When the Spirit Moves Them
This is an open invitation for anyone who would like to join us. We won’t be starting the study until the first full week of August, so there is plenty of time for you to get the book.… Read more
I feel bad for even posting this, because it is pretty obvious that Stephen Baldwin is just trying to generate some press to help sell an upcoming book. He is criticizing Bono’s work in Africa: Actor STEPHEN BALDWIN has criticised BONO’s crusade against poverty in Africa, insisting the U2 singer should preach Christianity instead.… Read more
Blogging has suffered of late because of life, but I’d rather have it that way than the other way around. Here’s what’s keeping me busy:
- Enjoying the weather with my family. It’s actually raining today, but the last few weeks have been beautiful, and we’ve taken advantage of it.
- This weekend, Pathways is hosting a booth at the Mill Creek Town Festival.
My weekly summary of links added at inbreaking.com:
- Humble Orthodoxy | TheResurgence Podcast – weekly audio from the Resurgence podcast
- Desiring God conference speaker interviews – some great clips with Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll and John Piper
- Donald Miller “Blue Like Jazz” interview
- The Austin Chronicle: News: Church Fight
- Mustard Seed Associates | Conversation with a Scottish Church Planter
- emergesque: are there emerging church shibboleths?
I can’t believe how much I already want to ditch any channel or show that isn’t in HD. I watched some World Cup today and it looked great — condolences to my friends in England…I was pulling for you.… Read more