Don’t Talk Back to Darth Vader. He’ll Get You!

February 25, 2008

Conceptual Reboot in Progress

February 15, 2008

I realize I haven’t been posting a lot lately. There are a couple of reasons. One is that I’ve had a LOT going on. The other is a certain level of frustration about a lack of conceptual focus around here.

If you follow the feed here, you’ve read about everything from PC gaming to politics to NFL football during the last few months. None of those things are bad, but I’m not really interested – and never was – in treating this as a strictly personal blog.

I’m also a little frustrated because I feel like there are already plenty of folks who, like me, are writing about spirituality in the emerging culture. The real need at this point is not for more talk on the subject, but for resources that actually creates “space” for the development of Christian spirituality within the emerging culture. The difference is between that of writing stuff for church “insiders” about a certain kind of ministry and actually doing a certain kind of ministry.

I want to shift from the former to the latter.

So…while I’m mentally sorting through all this, any comments?

Presidential Rock, Paper, Scissors

February 9, 2008

I have a very simple theory about the politics of this year’s presidential election. It goes like this:

McCain beats Hillary

Obama beats McCain

(Within the democratic party, where it counts) Hillary beats Obama

I’m not quite so sure about the third as I am the first two, but it seems like the most likely outcome right now.

Lessons from Superbowl XXLII

February 3, 2008
  1. The era of AFC dominance is coming to a close.
  2. Parity is king. Slightly better than average teams can go undefeated. Teams with average regular season records can win it all.
  3. Old-school strategy still works: don’t make mistakes, play solid on the defensive front, and you’ll stay close enough to give yourself a chance to win. Even in the playoffs. Even in the Superbowl.
  4. You don’t need a hall of fame quarterback to win the Superbowl; just a smart, patient guy who won’t turn it over and who will find the open receiver.
  5. Regular season performance isn’t the indicator that it used to be.