Apr 24, 2009 


1. Central Park Zoo
2. Yard Work
3. Rye Candy
4. Reading Capon
5. Kayaks

Mar 11, 2009 

Ethiopia Pictures

More to come soon...

Feb 5, 2009 

Off to Africa

I'll be in Ethiopia from February 6-22 as part of a medical missions trip to minister to those with HIV and AIDS. Please pray for my family, our team, and the good people of Ethiopia. Thanks.

Feb 1, 2009 

One heck of a disc coming out

Jan 10, 2009 

Brooklyn Church Project Teaser Video

We're working on a longer video, but click here for now to get a teaser glimpse of our church planting network here in Brooklyn.

Jan 1, 2009 

"No One Knowed": A Christmas song

Click here to listen to a Christmas composition by my four-year-old daughter. We hope you enjoy. And merry Christmas and happy New Year to you all.

Dec 23, 2008 

A Rick Moody Christmas Meditation

"Why is it that the worse the Christmas service, the closer we get to the idea of Christmas? Children's services, with children running aimlessly in the aisles in lamb costumes or dressed as wise men, neglecting or refusing to say their lines, why so much closer to the idea of Christmas? What is this thing about Christmas, the paradoxical tendency of Christmas, that the more heartbreaking it is the closer it seems to get to the point? Why is failure and awkwardness so human and so natural at Christmas?... Why is it that desperation is closer to God?... At the same time, what about the Mean Estate stuff, what about Mary lying in bad circumstances? Why is it that the no-room-at-the-inn part is inevitably moving, even when you are skeptical about the whole thing?... And why an ideology of the neglected and left out and miserable and disinherited and lonely and poor and ill and exiled, anyway?... And why is it, meanwhile, that singing is the thing that enables me to understand this, why is it that singing makes the Christmas holiday what it is, what it can be, what it ought to be?" -- Rick Moody

Dec 4, 2008 


A friend from church is a Rockette, so we got to be part of the tourist holiday madness this year. Except that we also got to go backstage afterwards. It was one of the best days we've had as a family in a long time: the kids were agog. (Oh, and sorry, but I ran out the door without my camera so all we had was my phone.)

Dec 2, 2008 

The Welcome Wagon in Paste

Really nice article, and true. With some added insight into one of our Brooklyn network churches and its pastor. Enjoy.

The Welcome Wagon: Keepers of the Faith Thrive in the Hipster's Den

photo by Denny Renshaw, of Brooklyn