problem solving 101

June 24, 2009 | Leave a comment

As I mentioned last week, today we are a stop for the Post2Post book tour. The featured book is Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People, by Ken Watnabe.

I’ve alluded to it before — I think I find as much inspiration in books written for children as I do in books written for ‘grown-ups’.… Read more

post2post tour next week: problem solving 101

June 19, 2009 | Leave a comment

Early in the life of Creativityist, I had the pleasure of meeting, via email, Paul Williams of Idea Sandbox. Paul and I quickly connected with our shared passions for creativity, productivity, and technology. And Quicksilver.

Since that time, Paul was gracious enough to invite me to participate in a Post2Post book tour.… Read more

seven features i love in iphone 3.0

June 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

After having some time to play with the iPhone 3.0 update, there are a few features I know will be of immediate use for me. I won’t be upgrading to the iPhone 3G[s]…and you don’t need to either to take advantage of any of these new features:

spotlight. I try to keep my apps down to about three screens just so I don’t have to scroll.… Read more

love is an orientation

June 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

In recent years, I’ve had the opportunity to develop friendships with three different men who were trying to navigate the tension between what it meant to be gay and Christian. Each was at a different place in his story when I first got befriended him, but each story had one thing in common…living between the Christian and GLBT cultures is not an easy place to be.… Read more

letting the text have a voice

June 10, 2009 | Leave a comment

We read scripture in order to be refreshed in our memory and understanding of the story within which we ourselves are actors, to be reminded where it has come from and where it is going to, and hence what our own part within it ought to be. — NT Wright

Our Sunday gatherings for Austin Mustard Seed have had a number of different looks in the nine months we’ve been together.… Read more

inbox off

June 10, 2009 | 6 Comments

I will not look at my email inbox until after I have finished writing this.

What’s troubling to me is how much effort that will take! Can you relate?

A few recent experiences have left me thinking about my email habits:

  • This spring, I was at a conference where there was no wifi.
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creative practices: david sparks

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments

David Sparks (@macsparky) is our latest guest for the Creative Practices interview series. David is a lawyer, and a Mac blogger and podcaster. David talks about how getting organized has been important to help him create the time and space to generate so much content — whether it be legal briefs, blog entries or podcast episodes.… Read more

jesus, interrupted

June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Through I was given an opportunity to review Jesus, Interrupted by Bart Erhman. (I promise this blog isn’t going to be reduced to an outlet for book reviews even if it’s looked like that lately!)

For those unfamiliar with Ehrman, he has an interesting background. A former evangelical, he was educated at Moody, Wheaton, and Princeton Theological Seminary.… Read more