Remember the Dutch! The Magic of Creation

Emily and I have been doing our birthing classes for the past three weeks preparing for birth. We are taking the Bradley Method classes because we’re both interested in having a natural birth (or at least as much of one as is possible). But that’s where we’re running into some difficulties. We’re finding that theContinue reading “Remember the Dutch! The Magic of Creation”

Lindbeck on The Intepretive Schemes of Religion

Religions are seen as comprehensive interpretative schemes, usually embodied in myths or narratives and heavily ritualized, which structure human experience and understanding of self and world. Not every telling of these cosmic stories is religious, however. It must be told with a particular purpose or interest. It must be used, to adopt a suggestion ofContinue reading “Lindbeck on The Intepretive Schemes of Religion”

The Knowns and Unknowns | Entering Into Year Five

Tomorrow marks the beginning of another year of school, our fifth year in California, the (School) year our daughter will be born into and the year in which I come very close to finishing my course work. Of course, it also marks all sorts of things I have absolutely no idea of. Since Emily andContinue reading “The Knowns and Unknowns | Entering Into Year Five”

Unveiling the Desktop (Meme)

Adam tagged me in a “show your computer’s desktop” meme. So here it is. I am using this guy’s photo for my desktop at the moment. And I don’t normally have my dock showing but I turned hiding off so you could see it. I am also currently using the animal and monster icons fromContinue reading “Unveiling the Desktop (Meme)”

Dress Down Friday | WordPress Themes, Wes Anderson, Google Mashups

Every week I post a random assortment of links, videos, pictures just for fun. In this week’s edition of “Dress Down Friday” I have found some fun stuff this week ranging from LA Metro/Google Map Mashups and new solar powered messenger bags! For wordpress users who have your own hosting, check out this theme generator.Continue reading “Dress Down Friday | WordPress Themes, Wes Anderson, Google Mashups”

So This Is Your First Year In Seminary? Tips, Tricks and Other Advice

In one more week the masses will pile into Fuller’s bookstore, library, classrooms, and student lounges as the first week of the 2007-2008 school year begins. This is a big year for Fuller, its 60th anniversary. The first week of the fall quarter is always the busiest of the four quarters on campus, all kindsContinue reading “So This Is Your First Year In Seminary? Tips, Tricks and Other Advice”

Mission Precedes Ecclesiology

To be authentic, mission must be thoroughly theocentric. It begins in God’s redemptive purpose and will be completed when that purpose is fulfilled. The God-given identity of the church thus arises from its mission. This order of priority is foundational. Yet for some sixteen centuries Christians have been taught to think of church as theContinue reading “Mission Precedes Ecclesiology”