The new site,, is up and running, with some good participation! A rundown of some recent hacks: Morning and Evening Email Hack The Two Browser Hack Wikipedia Dashboard Widget Backpack Hack And an open thread on the book Getting Things Done Check it out, participate, and email time-saving, time-management or general organizational ideas/hacks to Read more about Roundup[…]

best of The Cowardly Preacher?

“If you are a coward by nature, don’t worry. We can still use you. You can get down behind the biblical text. You can peek out from behind the text saying, ‘I don’t know if I would say this, but I do think the text does.'”– Walter Brueggemann (as quoted by Will Willimon)

This has been a go-to concept for me. The longer I have been doing this preaching thing, the more I see in the text that is at odds with modern sensibilities- things so outsized and seemingly indefensible.. commands to kill, commonly accepted actions declared as heinous sin (seafood anyone?), descriptions of awful, awful actions held up as praiseworthy (Psalm 137)… So many texts I‚Äôd just rather not preach.



I apologize for the lack of substantive blogging recently. New baby=tired, I think is the operative equation here. All in all, MUCH better than with Jack, our first… but still We were just, two years into children getting back to a sense of normalcy, good sleep, rhythm etc. Oh well. 🙂 I suppose running the Read more about tired…[…]