The second, in a perhaps recurring, probably on Fridays, selection of some of my favorite online reading the last few weeks. If you, like me, enjoy slowly working through your Instapaper queue on the weekends, then I hope some of these will be enjoyable to you too. (And if you see something on the list that you originally tweeted, posted or faxed to me, thanks!)
Outgrowing Evangelicalism: It’s Not Just for Scholars Anymore
A reflection by theologian Pete Enns on how both scholars, artists (and I would add, normal people) live in the tension of being Christians who find themselves on the outer fringes of evangelicalism.… Read more
I love Mondays.
I don’t find them manic, as thoughtful cultural influencers might lead you to believe they should be. For me, they tend more toward magic. And never do I wish Mondays were Sundays.
I don’t dislike weekends, I should add. I’m fairly particular about taking the weekend off from work, other than church related tasks for our Sunday gatherings.… Read more
I’ve had a building, occasionally fickle, and somewhat disruptive curiosity with 7ish inch tablet scene. At this point, though, its a man crush.
I started with a hypothetically rooted Nook Color, which I may or may not have put a Kindle app on. I mostly used it for bedtime reading and browser testing while the iPad was my main reading device.… Read more
My memories of grad school philosophy classes are a mingling of confusion, trauma, and contempt for long dead authors with too much time on their hands. Somewhere in that swirling of dread, a few interesting quotes have survived. One that I think of often is
The birth of the reader comes at the death of the author.
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I’m excited about this weekend — our first ever regional event for the newly forming Midsouth region of the Ecclesia Network, in conjunction with the also newly forming Missio Alliance. I’ve presented at two similar events in LA and Denver in recent years, but this year, I’m serving as MC and facilitator.… Read more
Last winter, I wrote about how the Kindle Fire had found a special role for me as a curated content device. I’ve since moved on to a Google Nexus 7, which I like very much, and should get around to writing some thoughts about. But the idea is the same — it is a device that I restrict to only the content I send it’s way.… Read more
My middle daughter was eager to join me on a trek to Target a few weeks ago. I’d like to think that she was thrilled about the chance to join me in restocking our paper towel cache. The reality was, she had $3 that needed to be unburdened in the $1 Spot, aka the junk gauntlet, found inside the entrance of each and every Target.… Read more
Note: I should begin with an apology to Canada. I have nothing against you. And to your credit, I’m sorry to say I’ve never been to you. For three years we lived within 96 miles of you (or, as you would say, 155km) and we never crossed the border for a visit.… Read more
I spend a fair amount of energy thinking about reshaping and forming church communities, and Austin Mustard Seed in particular, for our ever changing culture. I also read a fair amount of books. But of late, that hasn’t meant I read a fair amount of books about reshaping and forming church communities for our ever changing culture.… Read more