Designing

The second part of a series on art and justice in which I briefly explore of the role of imagination in justice and in partaking of chocolate chip cookies. Related D&N articles on art and justice: Art & Justice Part One: Inside An Abundance of Time: Walter Brueggemann’s “Sabbath as Resistance” Lynching Today: Reflections on “The [...]

[find Art & Justice Part One: Inside here] All of us care about justice. We may not explicitly state our concern and we may not think too much about the grand injustices of the world, but if someone else takes the last five chocolate chip cookies and leaves me without any I feel wronged. It’s not [...]

As I write my fiftieth blog post a reflect on writing practices, faithfulness, and my trusty vintage alarm clock. Related D&N articles on faithfulness: “Born Again” Reconsidered Forsaken, Afflicted, and Waiting: An Advent Prayer from Psalm 22 Loneliness Among Crossed Arms and Casseroles Faithful Kingdom Work Justice, Peace, and Faithfulness: A Thank You Letter to [...]

Blog Post 50: Faithfulness

This summer my alarm clock celebrates its thirtieth birthday. Here it is, basking in all the attention it’s receiving in celebration of this big milestone: This little clock has a convincing retro digital display, glowing cyan proudly as it creates all possible digits with just seven interlocking trapezoids. The plastic on the top and sides [...]

The good folks at Missio Alliance published an article I wrote reflecting on David Fitch’s recent book, Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission. I really admire the work Missio Alliance is doing and am honored that they published it. The relationship between following Jesus and our daily work is hotly contested, with [...]

A church retreat in an area recently destroyed by wildfires leads to conversations about land and exercise, subjects that a disembodied Christian faith can’t see or imagine. Related D&N articles on bodies: Buildings and Bodies Six Thoughts on Life in a Body Incarnation and Design Church, Kingdom, and Bodies Related D&N articles on liturgy and [...]

Austin is a fast-growing and transitory city, but at least a few of us have been around long enough to remember the taste of smoke in every breath and the smudged horizon to the east when the woods around the town of Bastrop burned in 2011.  Last week I joined a retreat in the midst [...]

DNPod 008: Renovation

As I set out to renovate my house I explore the concept of newness and change with buildings and in our communities. Find the original blog post at DesigningandNeighboring.com. Support Designing and Neighboring by: Rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes. Sharing the podcast or the blog through your social media of choice. Signing up [...]

Renovation

I’m in the process of designing a renovation of my fifty year old house. The house has only been mine for a few years. I’m sure it has a rich history. I’ve never met the previous owners so much of the history of the house remains hidden to me. Through some detective work here are [...]

Did you know that the Sunday after Easter has a name? In this episode I look at where Quasimodo Sunday got it’s name, why the cathedral bellringer has the same name, plus Car Talk to consider what the biblical concept of “saved” looks like. Find the original blog post at DesigningandNeighboring.com. Support Designing and Neighboring [...]