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come hang out with Steve Knight

My friend Steve Knight is going to be in the Seattle area this week.  You may know his blog, knightopia, Steve is one of the primary organizers of  TransFORM which held its first big conference in DC last year.  And he is coming to town in part to collaborate with Parish Collective & Mars Hill Graduate School on […]



Majora Carter on staying in the neighborhood

Here’s another great TED talk delivered by Majora Carter. Peace, dwight



pedagogy of presence with Jon Stanley

Navigating the cacophonous choruses of our culture’s religious and secular fundamentalists can be overwhelming. What does it mean for Christians to be salt and light in this acrimonious cultural climate? How might Christians live faithfully without colluding with partisan shouting? Are there more productive atheisms and theisms than we find in their contemporary resurgent forms? […]



dwight’s top 10 – books of 2010

Here’s my list for 2010 . . . no particular order: 1. James K. A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation 2. James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World 3. Elizabeth Hun Schmidt’s The Poets Laureate Anthology 4. Thomas Long’s […]



2010 Emergent Theological Conversation

In just a couple of days I get to join one of the most important theological conversations that Emergent Village has hosted to date.  The conversation will bring Dr. Musa Dube , Dr. Richard Twiss, and Dr. Colin Greene together to explore “Creating Liberated Spaces in a Postcolonial World.”  What does mission look after colonialism?  […]



Lastest Pew Forum Report

Today The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released the “U. S. Religious Knowledge Survey” You have got to check it out.  The results surprised me. READ THE REPORT Peace, dwight



Hanging with Scandrette, et al

This Sunday, (8/29) I’m hosting an open conversational space with Mark Scandrette, so if you are in or around Bellevue/Seattle you are welcome to join the missional banter. The grill, and condiments will be here, but food and drinks are up to those who show up.  So bring something to share, and maybe a lawn […]



Remembering Clark Pinnock

Christian Theologian Dr. Clark Pinnock passed away yesterday (August 15th, 2010). Dr. Pinnock was a strong and at times conversational voice in the Evangelical movement.  He taught most recently at MacMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada.  And published many books, including (but certainly not limited to): Flame of Love: A Theology of the […]



great TED talk on bridging

Here’s very helpful TED talk that takes the “networking” conversation in some very helpful directions.  The presenter is Ethan Zuckerman.  He studies how the world — the whole world — uses new media to share information and moods across cultures, languages and platforms. Zuckerman creatively points out that though web connects the globe, most of […]



back home

Well, we’re back and beginning to recover from jet lag after our first trip to the African continent.  Lynette, Pascal and I got to spent the better part of July in Kenya, with a few days in London en-route. What a trip. I’ve got more photos posted on my Facebook account, if you’d care to […]