Friday, June 30, 2006

Do You Know Nick and Josh?

Well, I do. They're Southerners, pronounce some words strangely, and excellent doods. They interviewed me on their podcast.

Monday, June 26, 2006


Please help this guy answer his question.

[UPDATE: Okay, thanks. I have the feeling that Kenny has gotten more traffic than ever before at his site, so we can all stop going there now. You were all very kind.]

Friday, June 23, 2006

In South Africa???

Then maybe you can tell me what this says:

Ek wil jou vriendelik uitnooi na ons 14e Winterskool wat aangebied word deur YOUTHNET in samewerking met verskeie gemeentes regoor die land.

Die tema van vanjaar is uiters relevant:

“Postmodernism, Youth Culture and the Church”.

Die hoofspreker wat optree is Tony Jones – Nasionale Koordineerder van die Emergent Church Beweging in die VSA.

Brian McLaren: “Tony is a good friend of mine. He is sharp and theologically well articulated. I dont know of anybody else who has his fingers so on the pulse of ministering in a postmodern context as Tony Jones.”

Naas Tony Jones wat by SES geleenthede optree is daar nog VEERTIEN ander sprekers wat op verskillende fasette van Jeug- en Gesinsbediening sal fokus (sien die aangehegte program). Daar is een hele dag opsygesit (Donderdag) vir ’n Youth Ministry Think Tank sessie, waarin ons met Tony in gesprek gaan tree – en met mekaar gaan “share”. Verder sal daar boeke van Tony Jones, ander jeugbedieningsboeke en relevante DVD’s en CD’s te koop aangebied word. NB MODKATS gemeentes betaal net vir die eerste VYF persone wat die geleentheid bywoon (sien die registrasievorm vir volledige inligting).

Aangeheg is DRIE dokumente wat jou sal help om ’n goeie besluit te neem. Laat waai asseblief met die inskrywings, aangesien ons soveel as moontlik belangstellendes wil akkommodeer.

Besoek ons webtuiste: of wat vanaf 22 Junie 2006 volledige inligtig sal verskaf.

Ek hoop om gou van jou/julle te hoor.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Writing Life

I've read many books on the writing life, since it's long been a life to which I've aspired. And now, with contract (almost) in hand, I'm actually really getting a taste of it. The attempts to be disciplined have, for the most part, been foiled by nice weather, t-ball games, Emergent commitments, and PhD bugaroos. But today I sit, ready to go. It's a beautiful day. Summer begins in 32 minutes. It seems like a perfect time to start writing a book.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

"There's a book in your future"

That's what I received in my latest fortune cookie. No joke!

Well, it may be true for you as well. If you're one of the first fifty (50) persons to email Carol Showalter at Paraclete Press today, they'll send you a free copy of You Converted Me: The Confessions of St. Augustine, a book for which I wrote the introduction and a bunch of internal readers' notes. It's a great version of a timeless classic.

While you're on their website, check out the many other excellent books they publish, including Scot McKnight's The Jesus Creed, and Pete Rollins's How (Not) to Speak of God, or the next book in my series with them, The Most Difficult Journey You'll Ever Make: The Pilgrim's Progress.

So, get an email to Carol and bless thyself with a free book!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wake Up, Pittsburgh!

I'm going to be on KDKA AM1020 radio on Sunday night, 9-11pm on Ron Lengwin's show.

Call in and heckle.