Jane Lui and Friends Cover TLC’s Waterfall

h/t: AngryAsianMan Arghhh . . . why did I not know about Jane Lui before now? *hangs head in shame* Better late than never. From her website bio: “I’m can be pretty shy, and learned that I feel most earnest and outgoing in music. More than anything, I want to be honest in music; it [Read More…]

FREE DOWNLOAD and My Interview with Leslie Rodriguez of Humming House

In 2009 I had the privilege of meeting Leslie Rodriguez at a collegiate event at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. Leslie was a member of the music team and I was one of the speakers. I remember having some great conversations about the state of the church, issues of justice and life in general. [Read More…]

If You Can Find Me, You Can Read Me

First, I want to thank folks for keeping up with my wandering self as I have  lived so many variations of my social media and blogging life. I am still amazed and humbled that folks read my drivel, so I hope to make the navigation as painless as possible. Now that I have been blogging [Read More…]

No One Likes to be Licked by Surprise

Last week I was hanging out at one of my “offices” AKA a local coffee shop when this guy walked in with this dog on-leash and trailing closely behind. Now I am not a huge “Don’t bring your dog into food establishments!” kind of guy, but I do think some of us dog owners might be better [Read More…]

A Plug for PRRI and The Morning Buzz

One of the groups that I am part of is the Public Religion Research Institute, an organization that conducts surveys about religion in the United States. I have been a board member – though admittedly, not a very good board member– for a few years and I have been deeply impressed by the work that [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v9.21

 BOOKS // If you are like me, you are reading more than one book at any given time. Some are for work, others for edification and still others, what I call “brain candy,” for the pure joy of reading.  Here are three books that are are being lugged around in my bag and/or on my [Read More…]

The New Out-of-Shape

Thanks to some unfortunate DNA, my love of french fries and my serious post-40 lack of exercise, the past few years has seen me enter that stage of “You better get your blood-pressure under control or else.” Well, this morning I had a spike in my blood pressure and and my doc sent me to the ER. *ugh* I [Read More…]

Bummed by the End of SFGate’s “City Brights” Blog

What seems like a million years ago – actually just three years – I was asked to be part of a new blogging group on SFGate, the online presence for the San Francisco Chronicle. The description of this new endeavor, The City Brights Blog, was: We live in an area that has more than its share [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v8.2

1/ONE – Recently my wife and I have gotten seriously hooked on Rev., a dramedy from the BBC. Rev. is one of the best church based shows I have seen because it is clear that whoever is advising them knows what it is like to pastor a small urban church today. From the neighboring “hip” church that tries [Read More…]

How to Get Your Free Copy AKA Let the Shameless Book Promotion Begin!

Cut to the chase and SUBSCRIBE to find out how to get your free copy. As many of you know, the publishing world is in the midst of a drastic change. The impact of shrinking budgets, the rise of ePublishing and the nature of social media has created a changing “norm” for the entire process. This [Read More…]