Yesterday was the second time we have been able to participate in Serve Austin Sunday with the Restore Austin network of churches. Any time a month has a fifth Sunday, our churches don’t hold services, but serve needs throughout the city.
I just dug out the draft for this blog post…I started it 70 days ago! And by started it, I mean I typed the title, and knew some of what I wanted to say. I was going to wax eloquent about what it is like to do double duty as the pastor for a start-up church and a freelance web designer.… Read more▹
Every once in a while, I have one of those What apps do you have on your iPhone? conversations. It’s kind of the 2009 version of How much can you bench? I thought Instapaper was mainstream, but it’s not seldom that I talk with someone who isn’t using it. You might not know about it either…but you should.… Read more▹
Taking part in Verge LA was an invigorating weekend. This was more like a large conversation than a conference, with 19 different speakers making 14 minute presentations on mission. Some random thoughts from the time there:
One last reminder that Verge LA is this weekend. From what I understand, there are still some seats available for this free event, but seating will be prioritized for those who have RSVP’d via Facebook. If you have reasonable access to be in Hollywood this weekend, it’d be good to see you there.… Read more▹
I think most readers of this blog are familiar with my Creativityist blog since it has twice as many readers as this one. But since I’ve been posting my design work here of late, I thought I’d include it. I’m still very pleased with the base design there, which is now about a year old.… Read more▹
Steve Lewis is one of many friends from Seattle who I miss getting to sit down and enjoy a refreshing beverage with. But as of a few weeks ago, Steve is no longer in Seattle either. He has begun an extended journey to do ongoing research of Christian movements around the world.… Read more▹
Verge LA 2009 is a little over a week away. I’m looking forward to 24 hours of stimulating dialogue and new friends.
I’ve been setting aside a little time everyday to study and reflect on the topic I chose: Sabbath and Mission. It is a topic I’m already interested in, but my passion is growing through the prep I’ve been doing.… Read more▹
This, then is the answer to the problem of civilization: not to flee from the realm of space but to be in love with eternity. Things are our tools; eternity, the Sabbath, is our mate. Israel is engaged to eternity. Even if they dedicate six days of the week to worldly pursuits, their soul is claimed by the seventh day.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel in The Sabbath… Read more▹
I’ve heard a number of good things about John Franke and his theological writings, but had not read any. Until now that is…when the publisher asked me to review Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth, I was quick to agree. After reading it, I’m confident this book will make my top 10 of the year list.… Read more▹