Good Words

I’m trying to learn about 2000 words over the next year or so. I am learning how much I love language and vocabulary in particular. Precise words packed with meaning and connotation are an incredible tool. Here are a few good words: desultory: having no purpose, plan or inthusiasm; aimless; haphazard; digressing at random; lacking [Read More...]

English Mind-Control

It’s been a couple of weeks since Kristin and I got back from England. So far we’re still plotting our return. Something about that place just sort of gets under your skin in a way that makes the suburbs feel a little dessicated. Just a few faves: – Ate fish & chips at “The Eagle [Read More...]

NT Wright & Bart Ehrman

This is an interesting MP3 of a debate between two world class scholars on the problem of evil. I’m not going to comment, only recommend that you give this a listen; fascinating stuff. [Read more...]

Serving with Eyes Wide Open

I’m reading this book right now and it’s literally ruining my day… This is a story from chapter one. “Sadly, young mothers such as Isatu Turay in Sierra Leone are not an anomaly in the twenty-first century. Isatu and her husband were living in a refugee camp in Sierra Leone along with their four young [Read More...]

After Annunciation

AFTER ANNUNCIATIONThis is the irrational seasonWhen love blooms bright and wild.Had mary been filled with reasonThere’d have been no room for the child. – Madeleine L’Engle [Read more...]

Thomas Merton

As a part of my rule of life, I pray the hours 4 times a day. I go to Mission St. Claire, generally, and read the book of common prayer liturgy “The Daily Office” online through them. Today, the church calendar tells me that we celebrate Thomas Merton, a St. of the Church. Some of [Read More...]

William Placher Dies

William C. Placher 1948 – 2008 It was a sad day for me this week to learn that William Placher died at the age of 60. Placher was a leader in the field of post-liberal theology. You can read about him here. I have enjoyed Dr. Placher’s A History of Christian Theology, which remains a [Read More...]

Compassion by Henri Nouwen

Compassion – by Henri Nouwena short review by Tim Suttle This short book plainly titled Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life by Nouwen, McNeill and Morrison[1] delivers a provocative and moving take on the life of compassion. The authors have no illusions of producing a theological treatise, this book actually grew out of the [Read More...]

The Renewed Mind is the Key

I’m having youth choir flashbacks! [Read more...]

Missional Church

I had to read this book again last week for a class. It was great to cover the material again. I’ve got tons of notes from studying this over the past couple of years. I decided it was time to post a review: Book Review: Missional Church – Darrel Guder ed. Reading these six authors [Read More...]