Doug Pagitt Presentation on Christianity of Our Day

I hesitate to start a new post because the discussion on the McLaren post is still really good. But here goes…I stumbled accross a really good podcast the other day. It’s a very interesting take on John 14 and Acts 2. It’s nothing revolutionary, but in the past I’ve felt myself bristle at some of [Read More...]

McLaren Interview

I just listened to a really good interview on this podcasting site called “bleeding purple.” Props to my friend Tracy Stewart for bringing it to my attention. It’s a very interesting conversation between the podcaster, Lief, and one of the leaders of the emergent conversation, Brian McLaren. They get into some stuff about the dominant [Read More...]

Western Kansas

I went to speak at a camp in Colorado last week and the whole family went along. We stopped off in Hanston, KS to hang out with my sister and her family. They have a bunch of cattle. Just thought I’d post a few pics from the trip out. More on the camp later. My [Read More...]

I’m Glad They Are Out There

I was thinking the other night, while I was holding my oldest son on my lap in the middle of the night, about how sweet my life is. There is so much in this world that is beautiful and I’m just so incredibly lucky to be alive. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about church…what [Read More...]

President Gore

Oh my gosh, this is the funniest thing to come out of SNL since Will Ferrell. If you haven’t seen it go to this link:;=12 and watch it. Where was Al Gore’s sense of humor when he was running the worst presidential campaign of the modern era? I know it’s like sport to pile [Read More...]

Christian is a bad verb

Just finished up another semester of seminary, which means I’ve got a lot more time on my hands than I did a week ago. I’m hoping the next few weeks will allow me to finish up the tracking on the new Satellite Soul record. We’ve got 5 songs done and mixed, another five almost done, [Read More...]

immigration issues

I’ve been reading a lot of the news on U.S. Immigration policy and the coverage Monday’s protest. I’m no expert by any means and I’m sure that I’m only getting part of the picture. But it seems to me that it’s not a huge thing to ask of Americans to try to share our unbelievable [Read More...]

John Wesley

I’ve been really impacted by John Wesley here of late. One of the classes I’m taking this semester is called “The Life & Thought of John Wesley.” I’ve been working out of two main books, Responsible Grace by Randy Maddox, and Wesley and the People Called Methodists by Richard Heitzenrater – both of whom teach [Read More...]

missing the manhattans (both of ‘em)

most writing isn’t really about our thoughts, it’s about how cool we think we are. maybe we think a certain way, probably flawed to begin with, certainly ill informed then we write about it – but the idea isn’t to convince someone we’re right, it’s not even to get it off our chest – for [Read More...]

the hours

i’ve been up to my eyeballs in craziness for the past month. the church is moving to a new location on jan. 16th, red guitar has been playing out a lot and we’re in the middle of making another record, satellite soul is making a new record which is taking far too long, seminary classes [Read More...]