mount goodwill

February 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

This is a picture of ‘mount goodwill’ – aptly titled by someone from Pathways. The picture doesn’t quite seem to do it justice but there was enough here to fill three SUV/Minivans. (This is suburbia, after all!)

We’ve been wrestling with what it looks like to live as followers of Jesus in our culture of consumerism.… Read more

claiborne on bonhoeffer on community

February 16, 2007 | 7 Comments

shane claibornedietrich bonhoefferThe following is worth remembering even though it is paraphrased from Shane Claiborne who was quoting, or perhaps even paraphrasing, Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

If you love the vision you have for community, you will destroy community. If you love the people around you, you will create community.Read more

mac essentials, part two: utilities

February 16, 2007 | 5 Comments

(Hmm…there wasn’t supposed to be a week of silence between these two posts. Life happens I guess.)

As promised (or threatened), here are a list of utilities that, at this point, I couldn’t live without. I consider these utilities because either they are running in the background and I don’t interact with them directly, or they are handy little programs that I only need to run from time to time for Mac maintenance.… Read more

mac essentials, part one: apps

February 8, 2007 | 7 Comments

One of the things I love about the Mac community is the innovation that goes on among independent software developers. I’ve really refined my workflow on my MacBook since the first of the year, and I’m pretty happy with it.

In honor of several friends who have gotten their first Mac in the last few months, I’m sharing the software that I find the most valuable.… Read more

some recent reading

February 7, 2007 | 1 Comment

I finished a handful of books in the last month or so that I’ve not yet been able to get posted on here, but here’s a few thoughts on each:

The Writing Life — by Annie Dillard
This was an easy read, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped I might.… Read more

nouwen on community

February 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

I read Henri Nouwen’s Can You Drink the Cup? for a class I have this weekend. It’s a short and easy book, but stunning in it’s content.

I did a lot of underlining, but one simple little phrase jumped out for me:

That’s community, a fellowship of little people who together make God visible in the world.

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February 2, 2007 | Leave a comment

For those who are anticipating the next Explosions in the Sky with me, give a listen to You Are the Conductor by Caspian. [iTunes | Amazon] Should tide you over nicely.
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the amazing change

February 1, 2007 | 2 Comments

My friend, Steve Carter, sent out the following email this morning. Please read it and help spread the word. If you have any questions or comments for Steve, leave a comment here and I’ll be sure he sees it.


About 2 years ago, I met a young man (now a 9th grader) named Zach Hunter who was pioneering an effort to abolish modern day slavery.… Read more