my nagging feeling about the ipad

January 28, 2010 | 15 Comments

I dutifully followed the Apple announcement yesterday, even showing enough restraint to wait for the 60 second auto-refresh like a good web citizen. I’ve visited the Apple site a few times since, scanning the info and gawking at the iPad. I’m impressed with it, and think it will be better in person, so I’ll go see it shortly after it arrives in the Apple store.… Read more


January 25, 2010 | Leave a comment

You only need to have mild interest in technology to have heard about the alleged Apple tablet that may or may not be introduced on Wednesday. Not wanting to be left out of the party, I have to squeeze in a few thoughts of my own.

I’ve seen all sorts of speculation on what the features of this tablet may be.… Read more

the historical jesus: five views

January 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

I have a mild obsession when it comes to historical Jesus studies. So when I was looking through the IVP catalog last fall at potential books to review, The Historical Jesus: Five Views was one I couldn’t pass up.

Many in the Evangelical church world have been suspicious of academic efforts to recover the Jesus of history.… Read more

creative tools: 2010 update

January 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s time for my annual take on what tools are in my creative arsenal. Rather than do the whole series this year, I’m going to list a handful of changes since last year’s posts. In an upcoming post, I will highlight creative tools I use on my iPhone. Here are the updates from the last 12 months:

13″ MacBook Pro – In late summer, the new 13″ MacBook Pros arrived in the Apple refurbished store and I made the switch from my prior 15″ MacBook Pro.… Read more

January 14, 2010 | Leave a comment

This week, we launched a new design for Restore Austin, a network which partners local churches and non-profits to stimulate individual, collective, and social renewal for Austin. Austin Mustard Seed has also connected with Restore Austin and I love the partnerships they are creating.

Matthew wanted to move from to a self-hosted wordpress blog in order to define more of their own look and feel.… Read more

two years…and still plenty of fog

January 11, 2010 | Leave a comment

It was two years ago yesterday that I launched Creativityist. I had a general idea in mind of what I would do with the site, but like most creative work, I didn’t have a clear destination. Seems like my best work comes when I take steps forward and see what happens.… Read more

thy kingdom connected

January 6, 2010 | Leave a comment

As I prepared for my last semester at Mars Hill Grad School a mysterious class showed up on the schedule. I didn’t need it to graduate, but I registered for it with no hesitation. The class was taught by Dwight Friesen and was called Kingdom of God and the New Sciences.… Read more