Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ann Voskamp: Everyday Grace

The presenters at the Q Conference do an excellent job in a limited timeframe. It is late Thursday morning and we are on our sixth presenter, Ann Voskamp. I am a little tired by this point, and it is difficult … Continue reading

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Kevin Kelley: What Technology Wants

Now this talk was challenging. I use technology to accomplish work, but I do not really think much about it. Kevin Kelley started Wired magazine, a journal I often read and find intriguing. Kevin talked about technology in ways that … Continue reading

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Skye Jethani: Inoculating a Generation

Skye is a journalist working for Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. In some ways, he tried to address some of the concerns raised by David Kinnamon the day before: How do we retain younger people in the church? … Continue reading

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The Role of the Church in the City

Rick McKinley, the pastor of Imago Dei, began the day with a reflection on the role of the church in the city and in culture. He based his comments on Lesslie Newbigin’s work, Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and … Continue reading

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The Q Conference, Day 2

Driving into Portland from Newberg is always challenging (at least in terms of time and traffic), and I sometimes wonder whether the time spent will be worth the hassle. The Q Conference has certainly been one of those events that … Continue reading

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On Video Gaming

Now this was interesting. There are probably many subjects that I know little about, but this one I could rightly say that I know nothing about. I have never enjoyed video games, and as much as my daughter tries to … Continue reading

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David Kinnamon: Faith Journeys of this Present Generation

David Kinnamon is a leader in the Barna research group and author of the book UnChristian. I have used his work in many venues and spoken about his research many times. He addresses questions that interest me as both a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from The Q Conference

It’s Wednesday morning in Portland and I’m among 600 in the Crystal Ballroom patiently waiting for the program to start. It is an interesting gathering of people. Most are quite a bit younger than me. I came as myself and … Continue reading

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