Ralph Winter, one of the great missiologists of the 20th century, has died. I met him once when we were hosting the Perspectives course at Cornerstone Covenant Church in Turlock. God used him to encourage many people to rethink the way that evangelicals structure themselves for mission. ~ link
Francis of Assisi was a great orator and apparently never said "Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary use words." I've always wondered about that. ~ link
A traditional Orange County church has morphed into a house church network ~ link
Updated to Google Chrome 3.0 -- still no support for Google bookmarks. But it zips. ~ link
Google is tweaking their logo again. ~ link
"US Mangoes" (with "Product of Mexico" stickers) are 90¢/lb at the grocery store. We had a great lunch at Lumpia House in Barrigada and they sent us home with a couple of extra local mangoes for free.
US malls are in deep trouble -- "dead-mall roster" could exceed 100 properties by the end of 2009. I'd argue that it's not just the recession but a change in the way that people shop -- and hang-out. ~ link
My wife says that I'm not allowed to buy more stringed instruments for awhile. But if some anonymous person sent me a purple Fluke I'm sure she wouldn't be upset. She likes purple and I like Flukes. ~ link