Nearly all areas of life in which we could become spiritually competent (hearing God and receiving divine guidance among them) confront us with the same type of challenge. They all require of us a choice to be a spiritual person, to live a spiritual life. We are required to “bet our life” that the visible world, while real, is not reality itself.” — Dallas Willard in Hearing God
I’ve got enough nerd in me that I like reading academic books. For fun. You know, the kind where the bottom 1/3 of the page is usually taken up by footnotes. I try to always have at least one book like this on my current reading list. I like to think that it means I am keeping my mind sharp, even if I don’t comprehend a good portion of what I read.… Read more
A nice update. Biggest new feature is the ability to create multiple workspaces to sync with different folders, which means it can effectively sync with Scrivener. Still a little cumbersome compared to how PlainText handles sub-folders, but it’s workable.
Also includes a new added row of keys as an option, similar to iA Writer.… Read more
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I am sure there are people who don’t care for everything I post on this site, but I am not writing for them. I write for myself. carpeaqua is a mental exercise for me. It’s an escape. When I can no longer stare at the problem in front of me in Xcode, I start writing.
I’ve seen this link making the rounds, but on the chance you didn’t see it…now you have.… Read more
we have to ask whether the church is most faithful in its witness to the crucified and risen Jesus and most recognizable as the community that ‘bears about in the body the dying Jesus’ when it is chiefly concerned with its own self-aggrandizement.” — Lesslie Newbigin in The Open Secret
The Spirit is not the property of the sending church or the missionary who is sent. It is not part of the missionary’s duty to mold the new church into the style of the old. The Spirit is sovereign and free. and the missionary must trust the Spirit to do his own work.” — Lesslie Newbigin in The Open Secret
Probably going to be several quotes from this one showing up in the stream. I enabled comments on quotes so that others can interact with them.
This isn’t another blog post about Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. Not exactly, anyway.
(Though I wouldn’t want to feel the need to apologize if it was! A book is at it’s best when it stirs good dialogue. Of course, that dialogue is at it’s best when people have read the book in question, but I digress.)
Before I get into where I’m going with this, I will say that the reprimand of Rob Bell that is to follow is not because of what he had to say in Love Wins.… Read more
Iain Broome’s experience writing on an iPad sounds a lot like my own:
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The iPad is perfect for making notes, formulating ideas and putting those first few paragraphs together.
David Sparks has finally published part one of is long awaited screencast on OmniFocus. I’ve only watched part of it so far, but as expected, it is easy to follow and thorough. In this first one, David deals with a topic near and dear to my heart — capture — and I’m looking forward to learning from him.… Read more
I’ve been in the midst of some self-discovery the last few weeks as I’ve been looking more at the roles of the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4. I line up as a Prophet/Teacher, and I’m learning all over again what it means to lead out of that gifting.
This article from Richard Rohr was helpful for me personally, but I think it can be a helpful read for anyone thinking through how the church lives as a prophetic voice on the edge of culture.… Read more