Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing some pretty heavy things on the blog. So to lighten the air up a bit, what follows is one of the better surveys I’ve seen online.
My childhood ambition: MLB pitcher, preferably for the Mets or Yankees.
My fondest memory: Too many to list. One is when I reconnected with my old high-school buddy Joe Calautti after many years. He’s one of the most amazing guitarists on the planet. It was awesome hearing him play live and spending time in his home studio watching him play his blistering riffs and some of the songs we used to play in high school together. And of course, reminiscing about our high school antics.
My soundtrack: a mix of songs from 1965 to 1995 of most genres and many different artists.
My retreat: sitting on an ocean-side balcony overlooking Panama City Beach, Florida.
My wildest dream: A healthy, authentic organic expression of the church in every city on the planet. (These are churches where Jesus Christ is truly head in practice and the entire body functions under His headship. See Reimagining Church for details.) Plus a flood of seminary students and young pastors leaving their clergy positions to get to know the Lord in profound depths in organic church communities with their peers . . . learning Christ as brothers among other brothers and sisters. I know quite a few folks who are doing just that. May their tribe increase dramatically! (If you’re new to the blog and the above doesn’t make sense to you, see Finding Organic Church.)
My proudest moment: when I struck out 17 batters in one game and led the lead in home-runs the same year. I was a teen.
My biggest challenge: to be faithful in fulfilling *all* the responsibilities that are upon me each week, and not to lose motivation due to feeling overwhelmed.
My alarm clock: Internal – 6 am EST. Backup – iPhone set to harp ringtone.
My perfect day: if I could go back in time and accompany T. Austin-Sparks and Watchman Nee at the Keswick Convention in 1938. Both men went together, although neither spoke at the conference. Two giants in the audience!
My first job: plumbing assistant with dad and my cousins on a construction site in Homestead, FL. I was 14.
My indulgence: Pandora Internet Radio, NY Style Pizza, and Cheesecake.
My last purchase: books from Amazon.com
My favorite movie: a tie between The Notebook, The Cutting Edge (original 1992 version), and Message in a Bottle (though I hated the end). Here are other favorites of mine.
My inspiration: music and music artists honing their craft in the studio.
My life: God’s Eternal Purpose
My card: the Ace of Spades. In life, I always seem to discover one up my sleeve.
Now it’s your turn. Answer all 16.