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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

The Mountain Goats John Darnielle on Faith Communities, Music and Religion

| October 9, 2009

I like being around [faith communities, churches]. I like being able to catch some of the energy, whatever I can or can’t believe. I think there’s something to be said for it. Despite the fact that most Christian denominations, politically, are about twenty million miles from where I want to be. ….If you’re into music, […]

Audio Interview with John Franke

| October 3, 2009

This entry is part of a series, Manifold Witness by John Franke» Hoping to put up another of my chapter-by-chapter interactions with Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth later today. In the meantime, I ran across a podcast interview with author John Franke about the book. Entries in this series:John Franke’s Manifold Witness: Chapter 1Manifold […]

John Franke’s Manifold Witness: Chapter 1

| September 23, 2009

This entry is part of a series, Manifold Witness by John Franke» I’m beginning a series of posts that will interact with the new book by John Franke, Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth. John Franke is The Lester and Kay Clemens Professor of Missional Theology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He is the […]

David Bazan Finds It Hard to Be…Or Not to Be

| September 12, 2009

Image by bradsearles via Flickr The first part of my review of David Bazan’s new album Curse Your Branches has been published by Precipice Magazine online (http://www.precipicemagazine.com/). Read it here.

“Imagine assuming the mantle of a mere human…”

| September 3, 2009

Image by Oberazzi via Flickr While we’re often rewarded in life for playing at absolute confidence, the pretense and the mind games are corrosive to the possibility of community, friendship and redeeming love. Imagine letting go of the psychic burden of certainty. Imagine backing down from our imagined infallibility and assuming the mantle of a […]

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