Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

I recently discovered Seth Godin.  He’s been an internet guru for many years, but somehow I’m just now catching up.  I think I like the gist of his message, the idea that marketing is about changing the world, and that you should look for the smallest...
Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Over the course of the last two years I’ve dramatically changed my relationship to food.  It all started with applying for life insurance and hearing that I was 15 or so pounds too heavy to qualify for the “super preferred” rates.  I had enough time...
Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday (or yesterday was, since it’s after midnight now).  Jesus Christ was crucified to death 2000 years ago in the Roman province of Judea.  That simple statement holds so much.  All that lead up to that moment, and all that has flowed out of...
Growth: A Design Feature

Growth: A Design Feature

I think of myself as perpetually learning, and I live in an academic community with lots of occasions for good conversations with intelligent and knowledgeable people. But over the past five years I’ve had to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew.  And that...

Being Real

One of the “big ideas” of my life comes from my experiences in my faith communities.  I have been a committed Christian since I was a child, and have always been in churches.  I am incredibly thankful for the layered and piled up blessings that I’ve...