An Emerging Profession: Sharing Power In A Flattened World

Drew Ditzel asked me, along with a number of other bloggers (see below), to participate in a project he is doing for his class on emerging models of church at Columbia Seminary. Drew wants us to write about emerging churches and how they are dealing with leadership – mainly through giving everyone a voice, downplayingContinue reading “An Emerging Profession: Sharing Power In A Flattened World”

Dress Down Friday | NES + Guitar Hero = No Little Kind Pranks?

Did you know you can now play Nintendo on your iPhone? And speaking of video games, while I’ve never been very good at guitar hero I know some of you are. The game is soon to be available for your mac. For those of you looking to combine breakfast with work a little more, andContinue reading “Dress Down Friday | NES + Guitar Hero = No Little Kind Pranks?”

Zizek, the Decalogue and The Problem with (too much) Liberation

It is…crucial to bear in mind the interconnection between the Decalogue (the traumatically imposed Divine Commandments) and its modern obverse, the celebrated ‘human rights’. As the experience of our post-political liberal-permissive society amply demonstrates, human Rights are ultimately, at their core, simply Rights to violate the Ten Commandments. ‘The right to privacy’ – the rightContinue reading “Zizek, the Decalogue and The Problem with (too much) Liberation”

LIfe At Woodbrooke Part 2 | Reading and Writing

I’ve been reading and writing a ton while here at woodbrooke, which I suppose is good since that’s why I came here!? I just finished a fourth section to my final paper, it was on Martin Davie’s analysis of why and how Liberal Quakerism became the predominate form of belief in Britain. It took meContinue reading “LIfe At Woodbrooke Part 2 | Reading and Writing”

An Emergent Manifesto Of Hope: A Brief Review

A couple days back I purchased all my books for next quarter (or at least most of them) and one I am really excited about is “An Emergent Manifesto of Hope” coedited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones. The book is a collection of essays from emerging church leaders, the essays tend to be theologicallyContinue reading “An Emergent Manifesto Of Hope: A Brief Review”

Dress Down Friday – Notes from Feb. 9

Here are some random thoughts that have been crammed in my head over the past week: I decided to switch the ol’ theme around for awhile, it’s still using the same core called “subtle” but now with a little different style. Unfortunately, I am having some problems with my comments again, and haven’t figured outContinue reading “Dress Down Friday – Notes from Feb. 9”

Create a Moleskine PDA: The Student GTD Hack

A couple weeks back, I stumbled upon what seems like a small culture of people who have backed away from the “pure paperless ideology.” They are using small notebooks (Moleskines) to manage the tasks and projects in their lives. I’ve researched a bunch of various methods and learned a little about David Allen’s “Getting ThingsContinue reading “Create a Moleskine PDA: The Student GTD Hack”