Why We’re Not Emergent co-author Kevin DeYoung and I returned yesterday from a two-day speaking gig at Union University in Jackson, TN, which is about an hour down the road from Memphis. Union has a beautiful campus – a great deal of which was destroyed by a tornado not even a year ago. But to [...]
Full disclosure: It’s not really an iPod. It’s an mp3 player by another brand (Insignia) that basically does everything that iPod does, butat afraction of the cost, and minus the Rob-Bell-ian sleek, mod design features that make Apple products the product of choice for most people my age and under.
So yeah, I just got an [...]
Any writer worth his salt will tell you to never bother reading Amazon.com reviews. They’re like a millstone around an author’s neck. You never come away from a period of time reading your own reviews on Amazon feeling anything close to good, refreshed, or encouraged. You feel creepy, egotisticaland dirty, even if the reviews are [...]
1. The Detroit Lions
As I think I explained pretty clearly in my earlier post re: The Lions re: Why I Should Be Their Next GM, I have no particular rooting interest in the Lions, nor do I care much beyond the fact that I reside in their media market and thus am guaranteed one completely [...]
This post is going to sound very emergent-y in that it involves my description of an evening I spent smoking an unbelievable Arturo Fuente cigar and watching and laughing atlots of VHS cartridges containing crappily-done evangelical stuff from my childhood. My pastor-friend Zach has perhaps the biggest collection of bad evangelical ephemera I’ve ever seen [...]
The Office (season, the latest)
So I’m what you’d call an appointment-viewer of The Office. We watch it every week. And after two episodes of the latest season I have to say that the show has taken on a darker tinge, mood-wise, than it’s had in the past. This has mainly to do with the [...]
Friends, there have been very few times in the history of this blog in which I have used the blog for my own nefarious, vindictive purposes. I’ve been tempted to do this many times but have abstained. Until today.
Today my wife got her second parking ticket in downtown Lansing, in less than six months. This [...]
If you’ve read many Christian books you’ve been exposed to blurbs – those are the fawning statements about the book that appear both on the back cover and, if you’re lucky, one or two pages on the inside as well. Blurbs are a necessary part of the complex world that is Christian publishing. In essence [...]
So that’s the least-clever blog title I’ve come up with yet, and perhaps that’s apros po for the subject matter: The supposed death of the terms “emerging” and “emergent” as per this article which cleverly, and very postmodernly(but wrongly) incorporates a reference to one Luca Brasi (Godfather) in its discussion: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2008/09/rip_emerging_ch.html
There is precedent for this [...]