Stephen Colbert’s Interview with Joe Biden

This is a moving interview—quite different from the standard talk show fare. It’s not particularly theologically instructive, but it’s genuine.

Web Development Is a Matter of Life and Death

CSS can kill you — Alvaro Videla (@old_sound) September 9, 2015

Marilynne Robinson on Calvinism, Guns, and Fear

Personally, I think Calvin would have had a nicely-outfitted AR-15. America is a Christian country. This is true in a number of senses. Most people, if asked, will identify themselves as Christian, which may mean only that they aren’t something…

Running with CamelBak

I already have a CamelBak Marathoner, which has worked exceedingly well for me. Now all I need is to head to the Swiss Alps. View this post on Instagram A beautiful day at Stellisee Lake above Zermatt with the majestic…

Charting Cultural Movement and Influence

Culture spreads through people, but how does that really happen? This data visualization from Nature Video charts the movement of 120,000 prominent cultural figures—predominantly European and North American—between 600 BC and 2012 CE, by plotting lines between where each one…

Open Source Library Software

We’ve begun to compile a church library. We have a place to put the books, but we’re looking for a system for organizing the books and facilitating checkouts. Some churches don’t do anything. You just take a book and bring it…

Registered for Marathon #2

Though I’ve been training for this since June, I finally paid my dues and registered for the Prairie State Marathon to be held in Libertyville, IL on October 10. My training plan is a bit more aggressive than the one…

Colossians 1:28–29

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.


No Uncertain Sound
Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A 12-Week Study