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Dress Down Friday

Today we’re getting ready to move into our new apartment in Pasadena. We’ll be an easy bike ride from School, church, and Peets. The move is apart of what we’re starting to call the “daniels moving tradition” because we move every August, whether we want to or not. August is the month we promised to never move in when we first drove to LA 4 years ago, it was so hot and miserable we vowed to never repeat what we had just done. Yet we keep doing it every year. It’s almost like some sick curse or something. But with rent ever on the rise, and changing life needs, we remain transient, like most Angelinos in a very transient city. If you’re reading this and want to help us move tomorrow (Saturday morning at 9am) we’ll love you forever. Or at least for a pretty long time.

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Review: They Like Jesus but Not the Church by Dan Kimball

Recently, I wrote an review of emerging church leader Dan Kimball’s book “They Like Jesus but Not the Church.” The was for Barclay Press and can be read in its entirety here.

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Harry Potter To Become A Quaker?

Emily and I had a nice weekend (and our last here in the UK) with some friends near Norfolk and we couldn’t help but pick up the latest Harry Potter installment. Not only have we too been impatiently waiting for it like the rest of the world, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a British edition of it. Turning to the epigraphs we laughed with happiness at what we saw. Nothing short of a quote from the famous Quaker politician and theologian William Penn.

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Our Voyage and Sixth Year

Emily and I are currently traveling through Scotland, tomorrow we are headed to the Isle of Skye, then to Aberdeen, then Edinburgh. The we fly to Ireland for a couple of nights before heading off to Paris. This is our 6th anniversary this year and since this may be the last time we will have a chance to be in the UK for some time we thought we’d take advantage of it. I will not be posting much in the next couple of weeks, but will be adding pictures to flickr whenever I get web access. Once we return to LA on the July 24th we’re moving, then starting up with work and school again. I will update when I can.

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Relient K Guys Survive Bus Fire

Speaking of almost-tragic fires this week, I just found out yesterday (from my mom) that Relient K’s bus caught on fire while they were traveling from the Creation festival to Illinois. Thiessen and another passenger on the bus noticed the fire, alerted the bus driver, and woke up the rest of the band and crew and escaped without any tragedies. The bus was destroyed along with a lot of merch and personal items.

We are really thankful that no one was hurt.

Here are some pictures on Jon Schneck’s blog.
You can read more about it on absolute punk or here.

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