Category: IXOYE

  • Faith hacking

    I recently set up a new blog/site to share and collect ideas for increasing the effectiveness of our walk as Christians called FaithHack. Based on the cool sites like Life Hacker, FaithHack will, hopefully become a repository of helpful hits and tips for increasing our faith and living and authentic Christian life that extends beyond […]

  • Fifteen Blogs in Fifteen Days (sort of…)

    Monday I finished the 15th blog entry in our ReadingThru project, covering the first 11 chapters in Genesis and finishing off the 42 chapters of Book of Job. My pastor is taking the next week and has done a great job with his first couple of entries here and here. At first I thought it […]

  • Churchianity vs. Christianity

    I just ran across a term I had never heard before: Churchianity. In a nutshell, churchianity is the result of taking Christ out of Christianity. Jesus commanded us, the Church, to “go and make disciples”, but the unfortunate reality is that we are more prone to go and make church members. When I say “we”, […]

  • ReadingThru has a home! – Blogging through the Bible in One Year

    I’ve set up a WordPress instance off of my church’s domain to host the ReadingThru project. I’ve looked at a number of “One Year Bible” blogs, and I hope this one is a little different in that it’s more about the thoughts and impressions of the moment than a detailed study of the text.

  • My Church at MyChurch

    I have been checking out MyChurch and the nice set of community tools they have. They have kind of a Facebook vibe; it will be interesting to see how they evolve. It didn’t take long to get to be largest virtual community in our area (Augusta, Me.) but I’m not sure if that speaks more […]

  • God’s Tool Box

    I have been pretty amazed lately how God’s plans seems to include, even require, such a diversity of people – different languages, histories, upbringing, education, life experiences, view points, talents, gifts… In the natural, these differences usually lead to misunderstand, distrust, conflict, fear, hatred, wars  – God has given us a singular commonality, one thing […]

  • Divorce is Predictable: Do the Math

    While this is a WebMD article, Math May Tell Which Marriages Last, about a book, The Mathematics of Marriage: Dynamic Nonlinear Models, written in 2002, the message is timeless: marriage is about the connection of two people being made one. According to the research, success or failure of a marriage can be predicted with a […]

  • … and I will make you Phishers of Men!?!

    18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 19He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” 20They left their nets immediately and followed him. NET […]

  • Baby got Book!

    This one has been around for a while, but my kids love it, so check it out! And while your at it check out GodTube, tons of sermons, music videos, and some odd, quirky stuff.

  • Sin is like… Microwave Popcorn

    At the risk of hyper-spiritualizing my choice of snacks, I was eating some microwave popcorn, realized my hand had gotten too greasy and salt covered to touch the keyboard, and it hit me: Microwave popcorn is a lot like sin! I’m not saying that it’s a sin to eat microwave popcorn, but there is some […]