Friday and Flock

Billy Collins was USA Poet Laureate for a few years.  I first heard him on Garrison Keeler’s radio show.  He’s better heard than read, but meanwhile, here’s a wonderful example of his work just for the sheer pleasure of today being Friday.   flock...

Top 9 from the Multiply Conference

Last Thursday afternoon/Friday morning I snuck down to the “Multiply Conference” in Colorado Springs hosted by Vanguard Church.  I’d not heard of Vanguard, or Multiply before, but when I saw that Larry Osborne was the keynote speaker, I wanted to go....

A Symphony of Ignorance

Will Willimon recently wrote, “Why Jesus” – perhaps the slimmest Magnum Opus published in the history of magnum opi (plural of Magnum Opus?  Anyone?) Willimon is a United Methodist Scholar-Pastor or Pastor-Scholar depending on what time it is, and a...

Drafting and Leading and Jon Acuff

I’d like to meet Jon Acuff one day.  He’s hilarious, succinct and profound.  That’s some pretty rare air he’s sucking down, juggling those three gifts. Here is a recent blog post from Jon, I’m copying it verbatim.  Hope you enjoy: The...