Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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August 2013

You will know them by their tweets

Miley Cyrus’ recent gyrations on the VMA produced a volume of tweets that rivaled the last presidential election. We are a shallow culture.

Steve Martin and Kermit – Dueling Banjos

Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog perform with one another in “Dueling Banjoes.”

Preview: Boring

I’m privileged to be reading a preview copy of Michael Kelley’s soon-to-be-released book Boring. Here’s a quote from the opening that caught my eye: What if the whole idea of “ordinary” is a myth? And what if a life of… Continue Reading →

Our Story: A Journey Begins

This “Our Story” series has become quite and epic, and I can’t believe it’s been four years since the last installment! So where did we leave off? Oh yeah, we were living in Monticello, and I’d shared with you in… Continue Reading →

Live Where You Love #Blacksburg

Here’s another video in the great promotional series for Blacksburg and the New River Valley: Check out the first video here.

Quick judgment on a false prophet

“In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died.” (Jeremiah 28.17) Here’s the context: God had sent a message urging the southern kingdom of Israel to turn back to .him, but they refused. He had promised that… Continue Reading →

The Unfollowfest

I’ve been urged to create lists on Twitter, to assign certain followers to lists so that my Twitter stream doesn’t become unwieldy. In my continuing experimentation with social media over the last two months, I’ve arrived at another conclusion.. I… Continue Reading →

The Love Deficit in the Church

On Sunday, I had the privilege of preaching at Valley Bible Church in Radford, Virginia. The message was titled The Love Deficit in the Church. I began with “Bon Jovi had it right when he said, ‘Shot through the heart… Continue Reading →

A la carte: Emails, Saving Barnes & Noble, Giving Decline, Wal-Mart

For my newer readers, a la carte is a collection of articles and posts across the web that I’ve bookmarked as interesting (usually through Pocket, a great service). Here we go: Evangelism and Email Chuck Lawless raises practical concerns about… Continue Reading →

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