[ 17 ] Links That Will Change Your Life

Co-founder of Twitter’s rule for success: do less. A foosball table made out of VHS tapes. Looks like there is still a use for them after all. Byron Borger’s Hearts and Mind Bookstore (one of the best around) releases their best books of 2012. Great list. Congratulations to my friend JR Woodward for making the…

USAToday: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground

This morning’s USAToday published a groundbreaking article on religion in America. The study is incredibly comprehensive (check out the charts, graphs, videos and interviews). These are interesting religious times in America. As I officiated a funeral yesterday, communicating hope and comfort to a roomful of people unacquainted with God, I was reminded of the peculiar…

A Hindu, a Muslim and a Church Planter Walk into a bar: Part A

They say that church planting is a wild ride. I completely agree. Two weeks ago I had a pretty interesting day of ministry.When I got home Megan asked me "So, how was your day today?" I paused for a moment and then I responded by saying, "A Hindu, a Muslim and a church planter walked…

new films

Not sure I’ll be able to see half of these films when they come out this summer, but they certainly look intriguing… May: Indiana Jones (last installment…gotta see it). Narnia: Prince Caspian (I know much of America is burned out on fantasy films, but it’s C.S. Lewis…isn’t there an unwritten rule that if you’re a…

Catching up…

Trying to catch up a little bit after being gone last week…There are several projects I am working on. First, I just finished a small writing project that publisher David C. Cook asked me to contribute to – a graduation book asking contributors to answer in 300 words or less what advice, encouragement or suggestions…

[Q]: Day Two

Wow…my brain is smoking. Amazing day here at the [Q] conference. I was invited to attend a round table brainstorming session with about a dozen leaders and communicators of the Bible over an early breakfast at the offices of Redeemer Presbyterian (Tim Keller’s church) to help the marketing team of the American Bible Society to…

[Q] Conference has started!

[Q] is off to a great start… The venue where [Q] is taking place is amazing – the old building – on 36th and Broadway (down the street from Macy’s) – with Gothic style architecture and was a former bank. It’s in the round. It looks like something from a movie. Amazing aesthetics. We’re sitting…

Contextual Gospel 1: Denominational Mapping in the US

In order to effectively communicate the gospel in North America we, of course, have to understand the context in which we live. Check out this denominational mapping feature that provides some context on regions of the country and where they land regarding faith (click to enlarge).

Over the Rhine coming to Sellersville

For all you Over the Rhine fans out there, OTR will be coming to the Sellersville Theatre on Thursday night March 27th. If you’ve never heard of them, read their story here. You won’t be disappointed by this show. To buy tickets, click here and scroll all the way down the bottom of the page….

John Mayer and Love

"I’ve tried every approach to life. I bought a bunch of stuff. and was like, nah. That’s not it. Thought I’d shut myself off. Maybe that’s cool. Maybe that’s what you have to do to be a genius, you have to be mad. If you get the word ‘mad’ from the word ‘genius’ then maybe…