advocacy at what cost?

much of the theology that surrounds advocacy in the modern christian church seems to be heavily influenced by Christ’s conversation about the judgment found in Matthew 25:31-46. the premise is very simple: Christ sets up a dichotomy between two groups of individuals; group a (the sheep) are said to have clothed, bathed, fed, and helped Christ by…

recently

recently i took a post at logos bible software which, inevitably, meant that relocation to bellingham, wa is a necessity. while the relocation is not yet completed, my family is still in los angeles, i am fully immersed in my new post; back in a familiar world of technology, geekdom and the search for cool:…

good man speaking well

today i came across an interesting article regarding the utility of social networking and social media in the milieu of marketing. the crux of the author’s (peter shankman) argument (if you look beyond his hap-hazard way of making his point) is that social technologies are just tools in the marketing tool box, not a replacement…

crack in the ipad

so recently my three year old son, roman xavier (yes that is his first name – so what if there are two of them, that is just how his mom and i roll), broke my brand new ipad 2. and by brand new i mean i have had it for three weeks now. and by…

geekery par excellence

as those who know me may attest, i am a geek of stereotypical proportions. that is to say that i have a certain fondness, appreciation and affinity for all things deemed “geek” worthy. from tolkien to asimov; from spock to chewie; from technology to hacking – i have embraced this as my life aesthetic. this…

it’s the little things

being a lifelong geek there are moments in may life where validation comes in the most unexpected ways. let me explain. as i grew up in the late eighties/early nineties one of the most influential shows i watched was star trek the next generation. now my fascination with the show went far beyond fan boy…

the challenge of the bible

in 2006 i came up with an idea of how i could get myself to read through the Bible on a regular and consistent basis. this is much tougher than you would think for a guy who spent the first three weeks of his married life unknowingly ignoring his wife because he was so used…