Experiencing art and books

I love books. I love opening a new book for the first time and taking in a deep breath. It smells wonderful. There is nothing like it. I’ve moved toward the kindle since Christmas, and while I love it, there’s really nothing like holding a good book. My...

Jesus was a Baptist

Did you know that? Of course he was. He was baptized by a Baptist, right? Back during the first quarter of the year I was offered the opportunity to write this book for an Episcopal publishing house. I jumped at the opportunity because it was a paid writing...

Michael Card, Luke, and Biblical Imagination

I grew up listening to Christian music. One of the most incredible songwriters I have ever heard was Michael Card. His albums that developed out of his reading of the Old Testament were some of the most incredible songs every written in my opinion. He has turned that...

Understanding God’s Story

We like stories here at the blog. We like the idea of preaching with story and we like the idea of understanding our life as part of God’s great story of re-creation and restoration of all things to him. So I was pleased when Zondervan publishers sent a set of...

Fueling your reading – June 2011

Try out a few of these reads I’ve been munching on this month: 1. Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church by Paul Metzger Many Americans think racialization was dismantled along with the Jim Crow legislation that once sustained...

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