I was introduced to a new concept. The term she used was “biodynamics.” My household dabbles in urban homesteading. We try to grow organically. We just finished a greenhouse on our small inner-city lot in the hope of expanding our growing prowess. We have numerous books on gardening. We farm worms and raise chickens to […]
We just completed the external structure for our new greenhouse. It was made from mostly salvaged and repurposed parts. I hope you enjoy:
Tim Soerens, Dwight J. Friesen and Paul Sparks (with the generous help of Intervarsity Press) have finally released their much anticipated book, “The New Parish.” Here is my endorsement of their book: “Awww parish… That allusive, magical and fragile vision of faith formation that lovingly engineers life around neighborly love. In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight enflesh this ancient […]
Here is an interview I recently gave to Dove TV, on their daily talk show “Focus Today”. The interview begins with a bit of my story… spends some times discussing my experiences with Muslims in Albania… continues through my burn-out and recovery… Reed College… and finally some discussions of spiritual health, wholeness, freedom, authenticity and […]
Last night my Facebook page and Twitter feed were full of notes and opinions about a creationism debate between Bill Nye, the Science Guy and a young earth creationist by the name of Ken Ham. The responses were many and some of them full of bombast. The event itself took place at the Creation Museum […]
As you may or may not know, I have been offering a monthly column to Leadership Journal’s online magazine. Two of those articles received special end of the year honors: “You’ve Done It Unto Me” appeared on two editorial “best of the year” lists for all Leadership Journal content. And a personal favorite, “Gay Marriage […]
I am tired of loving others. It is exhausting. I am tired of “love thy neighbor.” I am tired of “these three: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” What about me? What about a little me-love? When I imagine me-love, I imagine a place that is all about me. This […]
Here is a video produced by The Parish Collective that I thought you might like to see. It talks about an idea I call “Helicopter Lifestyles.” I think you will find it stimulating.
What am I to do with my Albanian grandmother? What am I to believe regarding my wise and spiritually insightful (even faith-filled) agnostic neighbor or my lovely Buddhist housemate or the tipsy advisor sitting next to me at the local pub?
Have you had a chance to see this? It is worth 3 minutes of your life.