When you get most of your television viewing through services like Netflix and Amazon Video, you watch things that you would not normally think about watching. The independent film OzLand is one of those things. I have actually enjoyed many of the independent science fiction films I have watched on Amazon, such as the curious but… Read More »
In January of 1776, a small book by a recent immigrant to America took the colonies by storm. Entitled Plain Truth Addressed to the Inhabitants of America Containing Remarks on a Late Pamphlet entitled Common Sense, the pamphlet was published in all the major cities of the colonies and in short order was found virtually… Read More »
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8arzEWo13XA] I am not much of a country music fan, but there’s a soft place in my heart for the old Delta Blues based country music that no one does anymore. It probably comes from growing up in bluegrass and southern gospel music. Last week, I watched the 2009 film Crazy Heart. I have no idea… Read More »
The Star Trek sequel is being filmed as I write this, and this little bit of future cinematic joy brought to mind a post I wrote back in 2010: Last night, we had a joint elders meeting. Our merged congregation has been such a miraculous thing to start with that I think all of us… Read More »
I am headed to Syracuse, New York, for the weekend for the Biblical Imagination Conference with the man, the legend, the awesomely bearded Michael Card. While I could never aspire to have a beard like his, Michael has long been one of my musical heroes. He combines teaching and art in a way that you… Read More »
Ok, sci-fi nerds. How many unique androids/robots can you identify in this picture? I’m fairly certain this picture violates all kinds of studio rights, so I am going to blame George Takei – from whom I lifted said picture.
One of the most important reads of my ministry life was Confessions of a Reformissional Rev by Mark Driscoll. In a time when I really needed a good old fashion kick in the can, this book was just that. Of course, when Driscoll wrote the book in 2006, Mars Hill Church was a very different… Read More »
This morning, the Nashua Telegraph ran this article on the front page of both their print and electronic editions: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/694468-196/merrimack-hooksett-churches-merge-to-fill-needs.html Check it out!
So, Jesus and the apostle Paul are givens and I am not one to offer super-spiritual thoughts in things like this. Here are my five biggest influences in the way I think and work. #5 – P.T. Barnum For all of his quirks, P.T. Barnum was probably the greatest showman and entrepreneur of American history.… Read More »
Last night, we had a joint elders meeting. Our merged congregation has been such a miraculous thing to start with that I think all of us are still kind of trying to keep up with the Holy Spirit. It is such a privilege to serve with these guys, and I’m not just saying that to… Read More »