2021-01-22: Justin Giboney on the necessity of biblical peacemaking in the struggle for political and racial …

2021-01-22: Noah Van Niel: Manly Virtues — There’s some really good stuff in here that I’ve been mulling over …

2021-01-21: I aspire to be as impressionable as Bernie Sanders at a presidential inauguration. 🇺🇸

2021-01-20: Between the President quoting Augustine and a prayer from an AME preacher, I would guess this is the …

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2021-01-15: I wrote up a few thoughts over at Mockingbird reflecting on some ideas about wrestling from @ayjay …

2021-01-14: I wrote up a list of my favorite reads from the second half of 2020.

2021-01-13: There’s no shortage of thinkpieces circulating about evangelicalism and …

2021-01-10: Abandoned structures from around Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills this morning.

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2021-01-05: Texas was nice. Here are some photos.

2021-01-02: Slightly emotional. Thank you TX for bringing me a taste of CA.

2020-12-29: Farm cat

2020-12-27: Happy birthday to @jensaplin! I’m blessed beyond deserving to have you as my wife, companion, and …

2020-12-26: Great day celebrating 30.

2020-12-26: Post-Xmas dinner vibes. 📷 credit: @jensaplin

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2020-12-25: The amazing @jensaplin knows how to give good gifts.

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2020-12-24: Cville beers rarely disappoint. Windswell Hazy DIPA from Random Row Brewing.

2020-12-22: Freddie deBoer on self-styled “COVID realists”

2020-12-21: xkcd sees me.

2020-12-17: Mood. 📷credit: @jensaplin

2020-12-17: Icicles from yesterday’s storm.

2020-12-15: John Gardner’s ‘Cruisin’ Across America’ | OJ Wheels - If I had to guess why …

2020-12-14: Grant Snider - The Inward Spiral

2020-12-14: My friend Zack wrote some great thoughts on mental health, OCD, and God

2020-12-14: The Kitchen Sisters - Hunting and Cooking with Angelo Garro

2020-12-14: John Berger: How to Resist a State of Forgetfulness

2020-12-14: Richard Hughes Gibson: In Search of Charitable Writing

2020-12-05: 💁‍♀️🧔❤️🎄

2020-12-04: John Inazu at The Hedgehog Review: This pandemic season has forced on many of us the painful absence …

2020-12-03: Current listening: TOOL - Fear Inoculum

2020-11-26: Thankful for this amazing woman, and her cooking skills too. 🦃

2020-11-26: Halp

2020-11-24: My friend Zack recently built a dungeon generator in lieu of nanowrimo, and did a little write-up …

2020-11-24: Our new cat, Jack, in peak cat position.

2020-11-23: Finally made it to the Goochland Drive-In. 📍Goochland, VA

2020-11-21: Fun fact, the unzipped archive of data is 28.4MB in size. 24.2MB is photos/videos/stories. The other …

2020-11-21: I opened Instagram for the first time in a looong time today to export my data/tell people where to …

2020-11-19: My good friend Kendall has a new project that I highly commend to you - Negative Love: a resource …

2020-11-18: Leah Libresco Sargeant: “To give an honest accounting of ourselves, we must begin with our …

2020-11-14: this interview with John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock is a great introduction to radical …

2020-11-14: I wrote a blog of some suggested reading for new and recovering Christians.

2020-11-12: Oliver Burkeman: “To stay sane, you need at least one foot planted firmly in your world: the …

2020-11-10: I’m very excited for this new book from John Barclay: “But grace is both richer and more …

2020-11-10: Thrasher magazine: cruisin’ with Ace Pelka. Two things I love about this: 1) seeing some skate …

2020-11-10: Daniel Herriges at Strong Towns: We Don’t Live in a World of Cartoon Villains.

2020-11-10: I’m sure there no shortage of opinionating about Dave Chappelle’s recent SNL monologue, …

2020-11-08: Since we’re not allowed to meet inside yet and the last two sundays got rained out, our church held …

2020-11-07: 🇺🇸

2020-11-06: election week jams

2020-11-05: Jenkem Mag: Backyard miniramps created during lockdown

2020-11-05: Kendall Gunter at Mockingbird on Maria Dahvana Headley’s Beowulf translation: “We could …

2020-10-26: Theologically-inclined people of microblog: any suggestions for free materials for prepping Bible …

2020-10-23: I’ve been meaning to write some thoughts about the pandemic, joy, and embodiedness, but this …

2020-10-22: Wesley Hill: Why the Justice of God Is Good News

2020-10-18: William Deresciewicz on why artists should be treated as workers.

2020-10-14: Richard Feynman explains electricity.

2020-10-13: Drum cam of Danny Carey performing “Pneuma” live with TOOL.

2020-10-09: REBUILDING A SPOT IN HARLEM WITH JERRY MRAZ - Jenkem Mag

2020-10-03: This essay about OnlyFans, the commodification of eros, and capitalism’s encroachment of the …

2020-10-03: God and the Gamemaster - Alexi Sargeant at Plough.

2020-10-03: Camping practice in our backyard. @jensaplin

2020-09-30: New morning read. 📚

2020-09-28: I wrote some thoughts on distraction and burnout.

2020-09-25: Eric Miller at Mere Orthodoxy on “the market” and Evangelical colleges: “The …

2020-09-25: David French on the Breonna Taylor case: “In the contest between the rights of a woman to …

2020-09-19: Brad Edwards at Mere Orthodoxy: “Evangelicals have had it all wrong. Secularism isn’t the root …

2020-09-19: I normally post pictures here, but today’s hike to Blackrock Summit in Shenandoah National …

2020-09-17: Received goods. More here darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hid…

2020-09-13: Lovely day at Grace Estate Winery.

2020-09-12: New neighbor.

2020-09-09: Neighbor from the pond behind our house visited my office today.

2020-09-09: Since I missed Nick Cave’s livestreamed solo concert back in July, I’m very excited that …

2020-09-07: Here Is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day - Jacobin

2020-09-07: A fantastic Labor Day reflection from Chris Arnade: “Many Americans see work as a thing to …

2020-09-05: Boatin’.

2020-09-04: Crabby neighbor.

2020-09-04: VA beauty from our drive out to Solomons Island yesterday.

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2020-09-03: Mini vacation in Solomons Island, MD

2020-09-01: Plafonddeinst by Nandele Maguni Currently listening.

2020-09-01: Today Augustine sounds like Uncle Colm from Derry Girls. “So I says to myself, says I…” 📚

2020-08-31: I’m reading St. Augustine’s Confessions, and I feel like his writings about memory sometimes read …

2020-08-30: Neil Gong at LARB: As the country reckons with the failures of mass incarceration and …

2020-08-30: Rowan Williams on the purpose and means of theological education.

2020-08-30: Jeffrey Guhin at The Hedgehog Review: As we get ready for another COVID semester, the stress of …

2020-08-30: I already wanted to see the new Bill & Ted movie but John Scalzi’s review just made me all …

2020-08-30: A friend passed this along to my wife, and I thought it worth sharing. Sometimes the prayer of …

2020-08-23: What’s Driving Dashawn Jordan? - Jenkem Mag

2020-08-23: Ventured out to Sandbridge yesterday to celebrate our friend James’s birthday.

2020-08-19: Creeper in my office 🙀

2020-08-19: Leigh Phillips on why the “Left must claim the mantle of free speech, broaden its scope, and …

2020-08-19: Damon Krukowski at NPR: On Bandcamp, Spotify And The Wide-Open Future - Count me in the …

2020-08-18: This essay on Cormac McCarthy, by Michael Berdan of Uniform, is really good.

2020-08-17: Deluge by Anura Currently listening: Deluge, by Anura

2020-08-16: Charlottesville Three Years Later: The First Amendment Confronts Hate and Violence, via LARB.

2020-08-15: This article by Nathan Robinson contrasting the abundant availability of low-quality writing and …

2020-08-15: I am very much looking forward to reading this upcoming book about the history of drone music. …

2020-08-14: Micah Latimer-Dennis on digitally mediated worship: But if dissatisfaction is often a distraction …

2020-08-14: Jason Thompson on Natasha Tretheway, at Mbird

2020-08-14: John Scalzi: “F*** You, I’m Voting.”

2020-08-14: Some thoughts from Alan Jacobs on “thoughts and prayers” from a few years ago.

2020-08-14: Leah Libresco: “Christians, especially white Christians, should live in such a way that our …

2020-08-13: Kendall Gunter, at Mockingbird: ‘the “stammer” of poets, no matter their relation to God, …

2020-08-09: Finally got to check out the Mudhouse on 10th to pick up some beans. Cool wall art adjacent to the …

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2020-08-08: Visited the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond today. More pictures incoming.

2020-08-05: Lagos Pepper Soup by Michael Olatuja Currently listening.

2020-08-05: Zadie Smith on love, compassion, & relative suffering, via C.J. Green

2020-08-04: I wrote up some thoughts for white Christians on the struggle for racial justice.

2020-08-03: I’m only halfway through, but I must say that Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby is very, very good. …

2020-08-03: My friend Zack wrote up his favorite reads from summer 2020.

2020-08-03: John Lewis’s last words

2020-08-03: Matt Taibi on Thomas Frank and the anti-populism of the elite left

2020-08-02: I wrote about my favorite reads from the first half of 2020.

2020-08-02: Black Skaters Share Their Experiences In Skateboarding

2020-07-30: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims

2020-07-30: Currently listening: From Clay Pipe Music - Adlestrop by Gilroy Mere

2020-07-30: Scientists trace source of Stonehenge boulders

2020-07-29: For anyone whose knowledge of Docker is ad-hoc and piecemeal, the Docker Handbook from freeCodeCamp …

2020-07-29: How flash games shaped the video game industry

2020-07-29: CJ Green: The God Who Needs

2020-07-29: Strong Towns: Is This Development “Out of Scale”?

2020-07-29: David Zahl on nostalgia and emotional time-travel

2020-07-28: Brian Mcmillen: Choosing the right computer

2020-07-26: Playing with focus at Old Westminster Winery & Vineyard in Westminster, MD 🍷

2020-07-25: Visited Londontowne, MD today, and saw and osprey carry a fish to its nest.

2020-07-23: Sam Kriss: ‘We’re told that we’re “sharing” our online declarations with a community. But what …

2020-07-23: Towards a Christian Aesthetics - Tara Isabella Burton

2020-07-21: Zito Madu: “How should a people ask for justice from a world that has already denied them? …

2020-07-21: Thomas Chatterton Williams: “We do now have a movement that I am very hopeful about, which is …

2020-07-21: Alan Jacobs: “A few years ago I would have said that the greatest danger facing the Christians …

2020-07-20: S.A. Cosby: “I love my hometown. I love the magnolia trees that line my mama’s driveway. I …

2020-07-20: “A Tale of Two Churchs” from NYRB. This feels more poignant, and painful, than ever.

2020-07-19: Explored Wintergreen in the Blue Ridge Mountains today.

2020-07-19: This episode of Queen of the Sciences on being “white” and Christian is really, really good. 🎙

2020-07-18: First time deep frying chicken!

2020-07-18: John Lewis on Love, Forgiveness, and the Seedbed of Personal Strength

2020-07-18: I wrote down some thoughts about Substack journalism. 📝

2020-07-15: Richard Thompson Ford: “In fact, almost all Americans share some responsibility for our …

2020-07-13: I’m not well-versed in poetry, but I am loving Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts.

2020-07-13: I’m typically hesitant to link to Quillette, but Roya Hakakian’s piece on why she signed …

2020-07-13: Doesn’t seem to make much of an appearance in the news cycle right now, but I thought that the …

2020-07-13: My friend Amanda wrote some great thoughts on “virtue signaling” and love.

2020-07-12: David French on why the case for religious liberty is more compelling than the case for Christian …

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2020-07-12: Date night with @jensaplin at Selvedge Brewing/The Wool Factory last night.

2020-07-12: The quest to find signs of ancient life on mars

2020-07-11: Like a lot of people, I wrote down some thoughts on justice and open debate

2020-07-10: The Political Education of Killer Mike.

2020-07-09: Perks of homeownership: rollerskating in the dining room because you’re a grown-up now.

2020-07-08: Two new tracks from John Carpenter

2020-07-08: Harper’s: a letter on justice and open debate.

2020-07-07: My friend James and his coworker Julia recorded a “quarantine” recital from his living room, and I …

2020-07-05: A reminder to everyone on Twitter that these posts are cross-posted from …

2020-07-05: New blog

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2020-07-03: Went for a ride this morning along the Rivanna. Good to be home.

2020-07-02: A note on the American flag from John Scalzi

2020-06-28: Sherk is showing at the drive-in

2020-06-27: Miraculously, no major injuries. EDIT: brother in law did scrape an arm.

2020-06-26: Wheeler Branch Park. Passed on Corpus Christi for Obvious Reasons.

2020-06-24: Crossing the Mississippi

2020-06-24: See anything familiar?

2018-11-25: Recently started Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and really enjoying it. I wrote up some initial …

2018-11-25: First post!