Monthly Archives: July 2008

Malcolm X and the Psychosis of Race in America

As part of the series of posts on race relations in America in this blog, I am listening with new ears, diving into the psychosis of this kind of rhetoric (and I mean that phrase in the technical definitions). I

Malcolm X and the Psychosis of Race in America

As part of the series of posts on race relations in America in this blog, I am listening with new ears, diving into the psychosis of this kind of rhetoric (and I mean that phrase in the technical definitions). I

Ward Connerly and the Psychosis of Race Relations in America

In an effort to keep balanced, I offer this article in the Wall Street Journal by Ward Connerly to give voice to the various perspective and sides on the issues of race and justice. Ward Connerly is the former University

Ward Connerly and the Psychosis of Race Relations in America

In an effort to keep balanced, I offer this article in the Wall Street Journal by Ward Connerly to give voice to the various perspective and sides on the issues of race and justice. Ward Connerly is the former University

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Billy Graham On Technology, Faith, and Suffering

One of the reasons why TED is so good, is that they’re willing to reach to any direction for truth and discovery. This talk by Billy Graham highlights the three problems that technology cannot solve. Beginning with the Hittite development

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Billy Graham On Technology, Faith, and Suffering

One of the reasons why TED is so good, is that they’re willing to reach to any direction for truth and discovery. This talk by Billy Graham highlights the three problems that technology cannot solve. Beginning with the Hittite development

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson

REVEAL – Shock And Uhh…

There’s been a bunch of discussion about Willow Creek’s REVEAL work. You can watch the video here, and at Out Of Ur. Here’s the REVEAL website. There’s also way too much in the blogosphere to be cited here, but I’m

REVEAL – Shock And Uhh…

There’s been a bunch of discussion about Willow Creek’s REVEAL work. You can watch the video here, and at Out Of Ur. Here’s the REVEAL website. There’s also way too much in the blogosphere to be cited here, but I’m

The Blogosphere’s Puberty Choir – Jesus Creed’s Advice To (Young) Theologians/Bloggers and the Blogosphere’s Double Ring

The Jesus Creed blog by Scot McKnight posted the popular “A Little Exercise For Young Theologians.” I thought I would use this post as a launching pad for the purpose and mission of the VIAlogue blog, and, as always, make

The Blogosphere’s Puberty Choir – Jesus Creed’s Advice To (Young) Theologians/Bloggers and the Blogosphere’s Double Ring

The Jesus Creed blog by Scot McKnight posted the popular “A Little Exercise For Young Theologians.” I thought I would use this post as a launching pad for the purpose and mission of the VIAlogue blog, and, as always, make

CNN’s “Black In America”

More information can obviously be found at the CNN website. The special seems to have four unique components: “The Black Woman and Family,” “The Black Man,” “The King Assassination,” and the “HBCU Tour.” (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). In this

CNN’s “Black In America”

More information can obviously be found at the CNN website. The special seems to have four unique components: “The Black Woman and Family,” “The Black Man,” “The King Assassination,” and the “HBCU Tour.” (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). In this

Wall-E: More Than Just The Environment – How Robots Teach Us How To Be Human

My wife walks in to my office yesterday and demands that I blog about Wall-E. So here it is :-). If you haven’t heard of the new Pixar movie, there seems to be quite the buzz around the “meaning” of

Wall-E: More Than Just The Environment – How Robots Teach Us How To Be Human

My wife walks in to my office yesterday and demands that I blog about Wall-E. So here it is :-). If you haven’t heard of the new Pixar movie, there seems to be quite the buzz around the “meaning” of

Gabriel’s Revelation (Vision) – A New “Dead Sea Stone” is really “Much Ado About Nothing”

Media coverage is getting broader regarding the “newly” discovered (10 years old now) stone with inscriptions (written in ink as opposed to carved) on it that may have implications for Christian theology. Biblical Archaeology Review’s article (BAR) is simply factual

Gabriel’s Revelation (Vision) – A New “Dead Sea Stone” is really “Much Ado About Nothing”

Media coverage is getting broader regarding the “newly” discovered (10 years old now) stone with inscriptions (written in ink as opposed to carved) on it that may have implications for Christian theology. Biblical Archaeology Review’s article (BAR) is simply factual

Patrick Lencioni (POV) – Moral Authority

I subscribe to Patrick Lencioni’s POV (Point of View). As a leader/manager who is continually striving to “lead up” well (as others have written, cf. Maxwell’s 360 Degree Leader), this new twist was helpful. Especially in light of an employee

Patrick Lencioni (POV) – Moral Authority

I subscribe to Patrick Lencioni’s POV (Point of View). As a leader/manager who is continually striving to “lead up” well (as others have written, cf. Maxwell’s 360 Degree Leader), this new twist was helpful. Especially in light of an employee

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in Church Life, pt.1

Leadership Weekly’s subject the week of June 3 was “Developing a Multiethnic Staff.” As an Associate Pastor at a very diverse church (a congregation of around 6000 members, ~50% black, 50% everything else — white, asian, hispanic/latino, pacific islanders, indians,

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in Church Life, pt.1

Leadership Weekly’s subject the week of June 3 was “Developing a Multiethnic Staff.” As an Associate Pastor at a very diverse church (a congregation of around 6000 members, ~50% black, 50% everything else — white, asian, hispanic/latino, pacific islanders, indians,

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

GodblogCon – A Tribe of Individuals and The Lawnmower Man

The world is rapidly changing. It’s face is changing — how it appears. The vehicles of communication are changing — how we interact. And in a McLuhan-esque ethic, humanity is also changing — who we really are. GodBlogCon is one

GodblogCon – A Tribe of Individuals and The Lawnmower Man

The world is rapidly changing. It’s face is changing — how it appears. The vehicles of communication are changing — how we interact. And in a McLuhan-esque ethic, humanity is also changing — who we really are. GodBlogCon is one

The Kingdom – Movie Review

My wife and I watched The Kingdom last night, recommended by a friend who works in the Middle East. There are three elements of the movie that give reason why every American should watch this.   1. I believe that

The Kingdom – Movie Review

My wife and I watched The Kingdom last night, recommended by a friend who works in the Middle East. There are three elements of the movie that give reason why every American should watch this.   1. I believe that

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Robert Full On Engineering & Evolution, and Missional Tinkering

For some reason, there is a perplexing and tense relationship between people of faith and the topic of evolution. In this talk by Robert Full (one of the most fun and fascinating talks I’ve seen at TED), the two cross

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Robert Full On Engineering & Evolution, and Missional Tinkering

For some reason, there is a perplexing and tense relationship between people of faith and the topic of evolution. In this talk by Robert Full (one of the most fun and fascinating talks I’ve seen at TED), the two cross

A Not-So-Public Man: The Private Character of John McCain

The following article from JPost.com (full text below) was a delightful read. While there is a bent towards political favoritism towards the end (yes the article is biased), I want to make it clear that I am sharing this for

A Not-So-Public Man: The Private Character of John McCain

The following article from JPost.com (full text below) was a delightful read. While there is a bent towards political favoritism towards the end (yes the article is biased), I want to make it clear that I am sharing this for

Ridiculous. Or Should I Say, “Ridicule Us!”

My friend sent this article to me today. The full next is below the graphic, and my very simple response is in the title above. [BEGIN ARTICLE:] Auto-correct can be a very helpful feature of any word-processing program. But when

Ridiculous. Or Should I Say, “Ridicule Us!”

My friend sent this article to me today. The full next is below the graphic, and my very simple response is in the title above. [BEGIN ARTICLE:] Auto-correct can be a very helpful feature of any word-processing program. But when