Seismos Coming

I am excited to participate at Seismos North this year … If you are interested in Youth Ministry and young adults, join us. My project is to create conversation about a theological responsible youth ministry. Which means we’ll be looking at how gospel and our One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow project intersect. This event will be [Read More...]

The Achievement Test

Today is “test” day so here’s another one, this one from David Brooks — only he doesn’t really have a test. He has the makings of an achievement test. The best way to measure government is not by volume, but by what you might call the Achievement Test. Does a given policy arouse energy, foster [Read More...]

Fasting — When it rains, it…

… pours. Within one month I’ve had One.Life published, and two (former) clothbound books have become paperbacks – Authors like it when a book goes into a second printing or a second edition, and I have to say the move from a clothbound cover to a paperback is a nice event too. So.. I’m happy [Read More...]

The “Me” Marriage

From NYTimes and the Sustainable Marriage Quiz (which measures self-expansion). OK, what do you think of the quiz? What value does this measure have for marriage? Do you think this could be good for group use? [Read more...]

Tentmaking 5 (Jeff Cook)

Family: Tentmaking 5 It is commonly pointed out by those who argue for bivocational ministry as a good, even superior, way to be a pastor that Paul was a tentmaker. Yet a primary difference between Paul and most pastors I know, is that he was neither married nor had children. The rhythms of life for [Read More...]

Fully Alive 8

The glory of God is a human fully alive,” so said Irenaeus, and this line is both quoted and a theme for Trevor Hudson’s new book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved. Signpost #7: The “acid test” of spirituality is compassion and love of God and of others — and it begins at [Read More...]

Spirituality Assessment Tool

The following test is designed to work with my book, The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. I am a bit of an assessment nut, so the test actually measures the degree to which readers begin to conform to what is written in the Jesus Creed (and the Companion Guide). I make no pretense that [Read More...]


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