Christian Hipsters

Definition of a Christian Hipster: Christian hipsters like music, movies, and books that are well-respected by their respective artistic communities–Christian or not. They love books like Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ron Sider, God’s Politics by Jim Wallis, and The Imitation of Christ by […]

Praying Through Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Justin Buzzard offers some funny prayer starters based on the Myers-Briggs personality typing. I am an INTJ, last time I checked. According to this description, I share personality traits with C. S. Lewis, Gandalf the Grey and Hannibal Lecter. God help me! ISTJ: Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 […]

OK, I live here. What now?

Things have been crazy for us! We are trying to get settled in to our new home and get everything unpacked and put in the right place. Our basement couch wouldn’t fit in the basement, our desk wouldn’t fit up the stairs, and so we’ve had to perform a total furniture reorientation. Next week I […]

Personal Updates

I don’t like using this blog for personal updates, but I have a couple of updates worth publishing. First: Our house is now under contract. We’re praying that there aren’t any problems with this and everything will go smoothly through the process. We’re set to close on June the 27th, which means that we will […]

Deceptions at the Gas Pump

I did some calculations. My car gets around 22 MPG in the city, or less. If gas is $3.79 per gallon, that means I’m paying roughly 17 cents for each mile I drive. [Rant on] I fill up at a station three miles from my house; that’ll be 51 cents. When I drive to class […]

The World Needs Strong Men

Nancy Gibbs published this article in Time Magazine called “Affirmative Action for Boys.” She ackowledges the problems that college admissions departments face in trying to maintain a balanced boy/girl ratio in their freshmen classes. In an effort to achieve this, some “colleges are quietly stripping the pastels from brochures and launching Xbox tournaments to try […]

My Daughter’s Surgery

You know you’re a geeky family when husband and wife keep separate blogs. My daughter, Reese, had a hemangianoma (that’s med-speak for big ugly birthmark) removed on Monday. She did great and is back to her normal self now. If you’re interested, you can see before and after pictures on Laura’s blog.

Snowbound, Let’s Sleep In Today…

Do you remember that song from 1993 by Donald Fagen (circa Steely Dan) called “Snowbound”? Don’t worry, no one else does either. But I woke up and saw the snow and couldn’t resist the I-tunes $.99 it cost me to ride my magic carpet back to an earlier decade. Here’s some of the lyrics to […]