Bottlenecks

A bottleneck is a phenomenon where the performance or capacity of an entire system is limited by a single or limited number of components or resources. The term bottleneck is taken from the ‘assets are water’ metaphor. As water is poured out of a bottle, the rate of outflow is limited by the width of the conduit…… Continue reading Bottlenecks

Every idea is a network

You have ideas. We all have ideas. Some of them are brilliant and some of them aren’t. But every idea (pursued) is a network. As you explore your idea you bump into people. Some are new people to you and some are old friends. Each of those connections makes connections with other people based on…… Continue reading Every idea is a network

The Parking Lot Movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSvZXidLJ3U& I’m into obscure documentaries. Actually, anything biographical or anthropological intruiges me. So when NetFlix popped up with the suggestion of The Parking Lot Movie I was sold in about 8 seconds. Well, actually I pay $9.99 a month, so I guess I was already sold. What happens when you put a bunch of philosophy,…… Continue reading The Parking Lot Movie

Myth: God opens and closes doors

I’ve heard this phrase to the point where I think people actually believe this is somehow a biblical concept. God has opened the door for me to ____. I was pursuing something I really felt called to, but God closed the door. That’s not in the Bible folks. It is a non-biblical, non-Christian philosophy called…… Continue reading Myth: God opens and closes doors

A or B thinking

Wipeout is a metephor for life The thing that I really love about Wipeout is that I can see myself being on the show. There is something about the story of the show that makes me want to insert myself into the narrative. I don’t know about you, but when I watch the show I’m…… Continue reading A or B thinking

Animism Invades Christianity

Are people generally looking to do bad things in the world? Is the world full of evil people set out to destroy you? If you take some doctrine too seriously you fall into this heretical view of life. Here’s what I mean. A lot of Christians go through life scared of “the world.” You can…… Continue reading Animism Invades Christianity

What if you’re asking the wrong question?

With some of my friends I’ve had the same soul conversation 100 times. Together we bang our heads against the wall asking the big question we are facing. With various friends that soul question takes various forms. “Why aren’t my kids following Jesus? Why isn’t my business taking off? Why do I struggle with my…… Continue reading What if you’re asking the wrong question?