May 11, 2006

Having finished my coursework and comps, and before the next book and then (drumroll, please) dissertation — hey, if Lauren Winner can finish hers, then I can finish mine — I read a few books for pleasure. One great one was In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien. It was wicked…good. That is, it was wicked and good and wicked good. I really want to read The Things They Carried next. This dude is haunted by Vietnam, but… Read more

May 8, 2006

Yesterday I returned from a meeting in Dallas, concluding a whirlwind of travel. Since the beginning of the year, I have flown over 32,000 miles — all domestic — on Northwest. And now, that is done. I don’t travel again for business until August.But, I do start blogging again today. Now that I’ll be sitting at a desk most every day from 6am till 3pm, I’ll take 15 minutes to post something.I’m also starting a 24-day master colon cleanse today,… Read more

March 29, 2006

You wanna talk about culture? I’ll be speaking at Colorado Christian University’s Ethos conference on Friday night (my birthday!). Barry Taylor will be there on Thursday night, and he’ll surely be even more compelling than I. Read more

March 24, 2006

Emergent is proud to be one of the founding sponsors of the all-new Journal of Student Ministries. As well as supporting this great new mag, I will be co-writing a regular column, “Sparks,” with Sean McDowell. You can subscribe here. Read more

March 24, 2006

It was at my son, Tanner’s, kindergarten. We learned how to start a story by answering the questions Who? Where? and What Happened? We then talked writing what happens First, Next, and Last.It was a blast. The hardest part was getting the kids to work on the words instead of the pictures in their stories. Read more

March 22, 2006

He’s big time now! Read more

March 16, 2006

If you wanna get together this weekend, meet me at 1pm on Sunday (3/19) at Brower’s Cafe:Brower’s Cafe 3502 Phinney Ave N at 35th St Seattle, WA 98103Hope to see you there! Read more

March 14, 2006

…in which authors can develop a “home page” of sorts at You can view mine here. Read more

March 9, 2006

Alan Hartung interviewed me for his podcast, and you can hear it here. Read more

March 8, 2006

…is the name of a new book that I’ve edited. It’s the first eight books of Augustine’s Confessions, and I’ve written an introduction and about 80 annotations throughout the text.I hope you like it. You can find it here or here.There will be three more books in the Paraclete series (Christian Classics for Today) over the next two years. Read more

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