The Year of the Book

2012 will be remembered around the McLane house as, the year of the book.  First, I partnered with Jon to write Good News in the Neighborhood which came out in May. Then I partnered with Marko to write A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media which arrived yesterday. If those two projects were bookend, starting a publishing line…… Continue reading The Year of the Book

Baptism Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rDuLTYIUT8 I love the joy on folks faces as they come out of the water! What’s not to celebrate about such a big step of faith? One of the cool parts about being close to the ocean is that churches don’t need a baptismal. You can just tell everyone to meet you at the beach. …… Continue reading Baptism Video

Reward yourself

The reality is that no one is going to give you the rewards you deserve. You do so much for others that goes unnoticed. You sacrifice so many things that only Jesus knows about. And in doing so you grow weary. And if you don’t take care of yourself there is a 100% chance you’ll…… Continue reading Reward yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bfxGNMY9c& Kristen and I decided to introduce lent to our church hating, Awana loving kids. Our kids aren't game for anything. I get jealous when I go to my friends house and their kids would walk across the desert for a glass of water just because mom or dad said it'd be fun and meaningful.… Continue reading Introducing lent to the kids

Nativity, Defined

Nativity – the process whereby someone becomes a native. Christmas is one of the most confusing holiday’s on the planet. It’s half religious and half a celebration of solstice. The secular vs. religious scales have tipped back and forth over millennia. That’s a historically accurate tension. If you are feeling it this year. Welcome. You…… Continue reading Nativity, Defined

Amidst the Rubble I Found Hope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ZzoLTkb_w It’s hard to believe that its been 6 weeks since we witnessed this outpouring of faith. In some ways it seems like I just got back yesterday and in other ways its as if it was several months ago. When people ask me about my time in Haiti I always try to proclaim this…… Continue reading Amidst the Rubble I Found Hope