Archive: Apr 2010



Light From Light (The Conservation Of Energy In The Nicene Creed, Heat Pumps, & Steve Perry Of Journey)

By Don Chaffer

Don Chaffer, of the most excellent band Waterdeep, is one of my favorite people, and not just because he’s my neighbor. Well, he lives a few miles away, but we’re in the country so it feels like he’s in hollerin’ distance. He blogs over at the Waterdeep site, and after I read this piece I rode my Read More ›

Song of the Day: Andrew Peterson & Randall Goodgame

By Pete Peterson

Last week? Aliens. This week? Pirates AND Aliens! Read More ›

Acting Out Our Hopes and Yearnings

By Stephen Lamb

Listening to Walter Brueggemann, it is impossible not to feel a sense of history. At 76 years old, as arguably the preeminent Old Testament scholar of our day, Brueggemann has written more than 58 books, many about the prophets of old. To hear him talk is to become convinced that you’re Read More ›

In All Your Telling, Tell Truthfully

By S. D. Smith

Yesterday my son heard a story.

This is not unusual. I am one of those writerly dads who fills his children’s minds with many different tales. Poor babies. Read More ›

Song of the Day: Andrew Osenga

By Pete Peterson

A couple of weeks ago at a Square Peg Alliance house show here in Nashville, Andy Osenga asked the following question: Read More ›

Truth Stranger Than Fiction

By Pete Peterson

Since I was a kid, I’ve had a great fondness for documentary filmmaking. I think this love of mine must have been parented by an early draw to weekly natural documentaries like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Nova coupled to a fascination with behind-the-scenes and making-of Read More ›

Let There Be Mugs

By The Rabbit Room

Note: We’ve completely sold out of these. Zounds! You guys are mug nuts. I’ll be placing another order next week so look for another set sometime in June. Read More ›

Freedom Isn’t Free: An Essay on Digital Content

By Thomas McKenzie

A Reflection on the Cost of Digital Content, with 10 Suggestions to Fellow Christians

“ ‘Information wants to be free.’  So goes the saying. . . I say that information doesn’t deserve to be free.”  — Jaron Lanier, You Are Not A Gadget Read More ›

Song of the Day: Andy Gullahorn

By Pete Peterson

It pains me to admit this but Andy Gullahorn grows a much manlier beard than I can. That has nothing to Read More ›

Are You a Took or a Baggins?

By Travis Prinzi

I’m working on a re-read of The Hobbit, and I’m reminded that it was not the Baggins side of Bilbo that spurred him on toward adventure. It was his mother’s side: Belladonna Took. Upon first meeting the wizard, the Baggins side wanted to leisurely sit with Gandalf outside and smoke all day. Read More ›

Inefficient Love

By Jill Phillips

I’ve been re-reading Andi Ashworth’s beautiful book Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring with a great group of women from my church. There are a million books on parenting and motherhood but I’ve never found any quite like this one. Andi focuses on caregiving and how Read More ›

Writing the Old Roads

By Andrew Peterson

It’s 2:27 AM and I just got home from a little cabin in the Tennessee mountains, where a logger taught me something about art and writing. We were there because we had a lot of work to do on a story, and we needed a secluded place to work. A place with no distractions. No cell service. Read More ›