Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Reading List

18. The Hand You're Dealt (hc), by Paul Volponi
19. Justice in the Burbs (pb), by Will & Lisa Sampson
20. Eclipse (ua), by Stephenie Meyer
21. Runaways, vol. 2 (gn), by Brian K. Vaughn, et. al.
22. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, vol. 1 (gn), by Sean McKeever & Takeshi Miyazawa
23. The Associate (ua), by John Grisham
24. The Baseball Economist (hc), by J.C. Bradbury
25. Scarpetta (ua), by Patricia Cornwell

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Podcast Review

The Praxis Podcast

This is a semi-regular podcast of interviews and discussions that focus on doing the "deep Kingdom" work of Jesus -- ministry to the poor, missionary work, etc ... The podcast averages about 2 episodes per month, and each runs anywhere from 30-75 minutes. Each episode ends with James Liption's 10 questions from "Inside the Actor's Studio," which are bizarrely insightful.

They manage to interview a range of interesting people doing a range of interesting things. My favorite episodes are 11-13, interviews with Karen Sloan, author of the terrific "Flirting with Monasticism." I briefly reviewed the book here:

Good listening.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Thoughts

I know it has been a few days since the big event, and we should have moved on to less confrontational things . . . but I am still thinking about Easter. The Resurrection is what validates the teachings and worth of Jesus; as a matter of fact, it is the only thing that matters in the whole of the story. The Resurrection is the first domino of the Christian faith. Without it, everything else come crashing down. The empty tomb matters.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Oh Happy Day

He is risen
He is risen

He is risen indeed