Book Review on Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus”

This is a guest post, reprinted with permission, Review and rant by Jarrod McKenna. What’s emerging out of the “emerging church movement”? Ever wonder what will emerge out of the ‘emerging church movement’? Watching from the very different context of Australia it’s interesting to observe some of the heat Brian McLaren’s new book “The SecretContinue reading “Book Review on Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus””

Book Review: How (Not) To Speak of God – Peter Rollins with Special Offer

Peter Rollins founder of the Ikon Community , an emerging church in Ireland, has recently penned “How (Not) to Speak of God” (Peter Rollins).” It is a book that will be important for every church to wrestle with. Rollins writes as one who is both theologian/philosopher (he has a Ph.D. in Postmodern theory) and aContinue reading “Book Review: How (Not) To Speak of God – Peter Rollins with Special Offer”

Customized Emerging Church Google Search Engine

I spent a couple hours this morning creating a customized emerging church search engine using Google’s new Co-op feature. I’ve added tons and tons of websites and blogs that deal with emerging church issues. My sources for this list came from Scot McKnight, Ryan Bolger, The Daily Scribe, Andrew Jones, Jordon Cooper, Adam Cleaveland andContinue reading “Customized Emerging Church Google Search Engine”

Setting Up Delicious for Researching The Web

One of my favorite free, online tools is the social bookmarking website known as delicious (see my del.icio.us). Because I read a lot of blogs, and visit websites all the time I need a way to remember which ones were really good, which ones offer great critiques about such and such, and which sites I’dContinue reading “Setting Up Delicious for Researching The Web”

Finding the Right Bike for Your Commute

I mentioned earlier that I recently bought a new [used] bike and I debated on whether to say anything about it here, I wasn’t really sure anyone would care. But because I love bikes and blogging so much I finally broke down and thought I’d give a few pointers on finding the right bike forContinue reading “Finding the Right Bike for Your Commute”

I Finally Got My NRSV Pocket Bible

Evangelicals like there bibles, and in this way I am absolutely no different than any of my other evangelical brothers and sisters.  Now my views on inspiration, interpretation, and the canon span the theological spectrum but that’s for another day.  I’ve got a few bibles more than I need (yes this query comes to mind),Continue reading “I Finally Got My NRSV Pocket Bible”

More Questions to Ask When Church Shopping: Part II

Continuing on from the first post in this series we will look at what are some things to look for in when we are church shopping and only have a brief time to get to know a little about the community we are checking out.  (Also note there are many assumptions being made in theseContinue reading “More Questions to Ask When Church Shopping: Part II”

How Do We Look For the Theology of A Church? Part I

Emily and I are back from our 2 week vacation in the Midwest.  We had a lovely time seeing family in Friends in Ohio, and Nashville.  And we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary which we spent in Ludington Michigan at a great Bed and Breakfast called Cartier Mansion.  I will post pictures soon.  While we wereContinue reading “How Do We Look For the Theology of A Church? Part I”

Schedule for Convergent Friends Gathering August 5th 2006

Chris and I powered out a schedule of sorts for this coming saturday so that we have something to work off of.  I have also discussed this with Robin so I am confident that our gathering will be fruitful and a lot of fun. The reason we planned something out is partly because we haveContinue reading “Schedule for Convergent Friends Gathering August 5th 2006”

Cheap Mac Apps for Students and Teachers

I’ve been thinking about compiling one of those “favorite apps” posts that we mac users like to do (too often no doubt). But in keeping with the tradition of mac-lovers I thought it would be good for someone to have a limited list of apps useful for educational purposes (i.e. cheap and easy to use).Continue reading “Cheap Mac Apps for Students and Teachers”