- Special thanks to the Missio Alliance crew for publicizing my post about the event. Can’t wait!
- Spending the weekend camping with at Inks Lake.
- Studying Appreciative Inquiry for Fuller MAGL.
- Saying goodbye to Liz Lemon and friends.
- Scripture I found most haunting scripture this week? “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” (Matthew 21:43)
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- Reading through Matthew 13 on the parable of the soils this week. Always smile, because it reminds me of the Blue Like Jazz story of the girl who hears the story for the first time and cries out “God, I want to be good soil!”
- Michael Hyatt did a good podcast that’s helping me on my quest to become a morning person.
- Among the life lessons I learned this week are “Don’t ship a computer to London” and “Just because honesty is the best policy, doesn’t mean things aren’t gonna suck.”
- Apparently, London now has an Atheist Church.
- The New York Times asks Phyllis Tickle and Diana Butler Bass among other to weigh in on whether or not Atheism is a religion.
- A co-worker asked me what he could do to make himself tweet more. I told him to get Buffer, and to queue up a tweet every time he read something he liked.
- A strong sense in the Force is saying that Star Trek and Star Wars will soon belong to the same director.
- A friend shared some audiobooks with me. I’m working on a post about how Audible changed my life, so you can imagine how happy this makes me.
- I’m writing this standing up because sitting down all day is killing us. It’s making us fat and giving us heart disease.
- I’m currently listening to Drop Dead Healthy, by the one and only A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically. It’s a blast. And a great way to become a hypochondriac. One of the things he talks about is how:
- He built a treadmill desk!
- NPR spent this week responding to the Pew Survey of Religion in a series called “Loosing Our Religion.”
- Vertigo’s post-apocalyptic adventure series Y: The Last Man is going to be a movie and has a director.
- Vertigo Godfather Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is going to be a six season HBO show.
- David Fitch’s blog provides a uniquely neoanabaptist take on the Missional Discussion. He’s recently announced how he’s expanded it to hear from other members of this community.
- How does the global church respond to the hidden church within Hindu and Muslim communities?
- I’m spending this year reading and studying through the gospels. Reading this haunting parable always reminds me of Donald Miller’s story of the girl who read the Bible for the first time and cried out “I just want to be the good soil!”
- One tool I’m using in this study of the gospel’s is N.T. Wright’s For Everyone series. Very excited.
On a serious note, here’s a short post I made on Facebook last night.
My college was a strange place, which often seemed dedicated to maintaining old fashioned southern culture, in the name of Christ. A few brave souls rose above the arguing to teach us about God’s Kingdom. One was Ken Neller. He lost his life today, way too soon.
God used men like him to hold on to me, and I will be forever grateful.
On a more quotidian note…
- Going to see Mike Birbiglia’s live show of Sleepwalk with Me tonight.
- My friend and roommate Trevor is writing again. You can find a great post he wrote about on what happens if you uses the tools of Instagram in your faith.
- I am thrilled to have had the chance to speak at my home church Vox Veniae this past Sunday. You can listen to it on their podcast or on my soundcloud.
- I’m using the Streaks app to track my progress on creating new habits.
- One of the reads I’m most excited for is David FItch and Geoff Holsclaw‘s Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier. I’ve had the chance to meet them through Ecclesia Network, and I am fascinating by their uncompromising attempt to live out a different type of church leadership at Life on the Vine.