Monthly Archives: November 2006

Benny Hinn and the good life at the expense of the suffering…

There has been much deserved criticism aimed towards the eccentric lifestyle of prosperity gospel preacher Benny Hinn.  Bill Kinnon posts about how Hinn has recently pleaded for $1000 from about 6000 followers to pay for the new Gulfstream G4SP luxury plane which is interestingly named Dove One.  A stark contrast to the ass Jesus rode...

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Inspiring letter…

A friend of mine named Peter shared an inspiring email with me in light of his experience during his son’s birthday dinner.  He has given me permission to share and it is also posted at fish crackers Dear friends, Something really neat happened tonight but I have to preface my story with a little detail...

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The Christian Calendar and Advent

JR Woodward has posted an intriguing article on his blog Dream Awakener about culture and the importance of the Christian Calendar for Spiritual Formation.  In a culture that seems to be winning the affections of Christians en masse, attention to the formative elements of the Christian Calendar seems more important than ever.  Getting the narrative...

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When Living Missionally is no Fun

John Lunt over at In The Way has some great encouraging words for those seeking to live missionally.  I was put on this post by Rick at Blind Begger who continually stirs great conversation with his insightful posts about Missional Living. The reality is that living missionally is not the easy way, but the blessed...

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Blogmusik! – Free internet virtual iPod…

This may be a little off the topic of Christian Missional Spirituality, but from time to time I will throw up some posts about cool stuff I stumble upon.  It really has no definative category outside of cool stuf, so enjoy.  Check out blogmusik for a free virtual iPod that you can search and listen...

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From the margins, a new center is emerging

An intersting article outlining the ‘trend’ towards emerging centers from the margins and how this is not just the next new thing to break out of the old wineskins, but is in fact shaping the Church’s future… The article can be found HERE _____________________________________________ RICHMOND, Va. — "Your generation will have to die before we...

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Passionate Spirituality Retreat…

I was invited by my dear friend Craig to help teach the Passionate Spirituality retreat he crafted for those moving through the "Discovery Program" and into Mission Groups at Southside.  We met at the lovely Rosemary Heights Retreat Center in Surrey for the day.  The retreat covers multiple facets of what Passionate Spirituality is as...

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The Hidden Resurrection – Henri Nouwen

"The resurrection of Jesus was a hidden event. Jesus didn’t rise from the grave to baffle his opponents, to make a victory statement, or to prove to those who crucified him that he was right after all. Jesus rose as a sign to those who had loved him and followed him that God’s divine love...

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Kenneth Boa

For those looking for the latest updates to the Confirmed to His Image Chapter reviews, I have taken a little hiatus since the birth of our son last month.  The demands of parenting and other assignments due has made it difficult to keep up.  I will pick up the reviews this week and start from...

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Bread for the masses…

Tuesday night our mission group embarked on building community in our neighbourhood with the launch of our monthly bread night cafe.  We served coffee, tea, snacks and invited people to come and take a loaf or two of freshly baked bread that we get from a local bakery once a month for free.  What was...

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An interesting evening of discussion…

This evening we met as a mission group and were looking at the topic of "what motivates our faith".  Specifically, the motivators of gratitude and rewards.  The discussion around gratitude was pretty straight forward as we all agreed on the fact that because God loves us the way he does, it motivates us to love...

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Reading and some tips…

Scot McKnight over at the Jesus Creed has posted some helpful tips that can both guide and inspire those seeking to grow in the area of reading and scholarly study.  I hope you enjoy the blog as much as I have.  Here is an example of tip # 7 that I particularly like… "I don’t...

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A Gift of Unimagineable Proportions…

Working from home this morning, I received an email from Carey College, (where I am taking courses) indicating that a retired prof from Regent College is willing to part with some books; get this… at no cost!  I called and arranged to drop by early this afternoon.  Conveniently, he lives ten minutes away, so I...

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Living Prayer Chapter Two…The Rhythm of the Mass

“Do you know the rhythm of the mass?” asked Angus. Robert was in the midst of seeking spiritual direction and was perplexed why Angus would ask such a question. Robert was having trouble hearing God during a difficult time and was hoping for something more; he was hoping Angus would give him the answer to...

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Mc Donald’s Song…

I picked the following video up at a friends Blog…it’s a McDonald’s Drive thru song that’s pretty cool….some late Saturday night entertainment

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