Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reading Karl Barth: Bookmarks

Here’s a set of Barth bookmarks (pdf) that display a quotation which captures the joy and the humility with which Barth approached his theological vocation: The angels laugh at old Karl. They laugh at him because he tries to grasp … Continue reading

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Accordance Users Conference, Dallas

I’ve previously commented on this blog about my love of Accordance Bible software. The Accordance Users Conference in Dallas this September 24-25 is drawing near, and I can’t wait! The Accordance blog is rife with tantalizing details, currently counting down … Continue reading

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Reading Karl Barth: Short Introductions

To begin reading Barth, short introductions are particularly helpful because of three ways Barth is an elephant: 1. First, Barth is the elephant in the room of modern theology. Many evangelicals and Reformed distrust him, while mainstream Protestants and Enlightenment … Continue reading

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Apple’s core passion

In this 1997 video, Steve Jobs explained that Apple’s “core value is that we believe that people with passion can change the world for the better.” Apple was in a very dark, troubled time when Jobs returned. Yet because of … Continue reading

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Liturgy vs. worship

On Sunday morning, Mark Robinson showed “Sunday’s Coming” Movie Trailer to make two points: Every church has a liturgy, even “contemporary” ones like Wildwood Liturgy is not the same as worship I love this video! It shows that the liturgy … Continue reading

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Rivendell, 1 year

When I first read The Lord of the Rings I dreamed not of visiting Rivendell, but of living there. One year ago today, August 9, 2009, we moved into a new home that is my Rivendell. I’m like Bilbo, a … Continue reading

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A mighty book

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. CIV. —– Below: Robert … Continue reading

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