The post from ACU Pschology professor Richard Beck on Christians and drinking got a lot play on Facebook. “A second way post-evangelicals drink neurotically is when the drinking becomes a sign of superiority, even a large part of your identity. Drinking, in this instance, is a sign of theological sophistication. When you drink you signal that you are more enlightened than those conservative Christians with bad atonement theology.” Read the whole article at Experimental Theology.
Got Buffer up and running again, and I’m enjoying sharing content on Facebook (friend me!) and Twitter (Follow, please!)
Tomorrow is the Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.
Recently met a guy who makes a living off of being extroverted. Interested to see it in action.
Ecclesia Network buddy Zach Hoag is featuring a series of guests posts written by boots-on-the-ground missional leaders.
I’m putting the finishing touches on four talks I’m doing at Middle School camp next week. The theme is “My Tribe”, we are discussing what it means to be the family of God. I’ll try to have the audio up soon.
It’s been kind of a rough week with my job search hitting some discouraging snags. If you are the praying type, I’d appreciate your petitions.
Tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating the marriage of my good friend Daniel and his lovely wife Glynis. Daniel, despite a good ol’ Texas accent, is all heart. He has taught me the value of checking in with people during hard times. I’m grateful for years of close friendship.
The National’s new album, with guest collaborators such as St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten and Sufjan Stevens, is finally live on Spotify. Why aren’t you listening to it right now?
My final paper for Fuller Seminary discusses what the Anabaptist tradition has to say to the post-Christendom Church. It strikes me just how dangerous their claims were. I wonder what the dangerous claims would be today?
Barton Springs pool offers a lovely free swim every night at 9. It’s a perfect end to a hot, tough summer day. All Austinite’s should take advantage.
The Despised Ones, collaborative blogging project, is working on it’s first ever synchro-blog for next week. Should be interesting.
Working on a new project for the fall which I’ll be introducing here soon. Very exciting.
I’ve been waking up without an alarm at 5 am. I don’t know if that means I’ve “finally become a morning person” or if it just means I’m pretty stressed out.
Reading a lot of Anabaptist stuff for an independent study course. It’s easy to think they’re sexy because they are pacifists and stay out of politics. But I hadn’t realized how anarchist their ideas are. Fascinating.
If you haven’t already, take a moment to read John Ortberg’s eulogy of Dallas WIllard.
Constant readers will be happy to learn that I started a subscription to Grammarly.
This video of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Commander Riker is an example of how the internet simultaneously celebrates and ruins my childhood.
I’m will soon be offering my skills as a social media strategist to individuals, companies and non-profits who want the world to know about what they can do. More to come.
Last Friday was a big day! I turned in my Final Integrative Paper, the final course of the Fuller MAGL sequence. After nine years of being in and out of school, and three different seminaries, I’m on track to graduate in May.
With my schooling almost finished, I am beginning to look for a way to return to “full time ministry” (I know, I hate the term as much as you do). I have begun networking within Fuller and other connections.
There are some cool changes on the way for this blog. I’ll be increasing the focus on the two areas that I write most about Growth and Mission.
With difficulties and changes, I’d like request your prayers. I’d also love it if you’d drop me a line from time to time and let me know you’re praying. It helps a lot.
A painting for Good Friday, via Michael Frost. The Crucifixion by Matthias Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece c 151