The Nines

I'll be hosting the Nines conference here at the Bob.Blog on Sept 9th! You can register and get more info here: The Nines from Todd Rhoades on Vimeo.

Why pastors?

"We are there for one reason and one reason only: to preach and to pray (the two primary modes of our address). We are there to focus the overflowing, cascading energies of joy, sorrow, delight, or appreciation, if only for a moment but for as long as we are able, on God. We are there to[…]

For you Portlanders, Burlap to Cashmere

Burlap to Cashmere will be playing a benefit concert for Visible Grace, a local non-profit working to start a children's home and school in Kenya, August 14 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall at Sunset Pres. Tickets are $15, $17 at the door, you can order your tickets online at

Pastor Hack: The Kindle App

I'm all for sharing the wealth.  So, when I discovered that books I was downloading on my iPhone Kindle app were also showing up on the iPhone I had given to one of my co-pastors at Evergreen, I realized I had stumbled on a cheap way to share books and resources among a small group,[…]

Do we claim to have ALL the answers?

Some random thoughts swirling in my head as I clean the kitchen (my regular Saturday/Mindless Task rundown)… Does Evergreen claim to have "all the answers"?  No- not by a long shot.  These thoughts are stirred maybe in part by my recent posts on Video Venues and such- I probably need to point out every once[…]