Monthly Archives: February 2007

Day one in Minny…

We arrived late due to a scheduling conflict with the pilot. Our plane was delayed 2 hours. The plane ride was manageable with our two kids, but gave us little freedom to get lost in a movie or book. However, I did manage to start on Henri Nouwen’s book, The Genesse Diaries…so far, it’s what...

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A Lesson from Ted Haggard and Henri Nouwen

John Stackhouse gives a thoughtful reflection about the latest with Ted Haggard and his struggles. John invites Henri Nouwen into the conversation and points out an aspect of his life I was unaware of. His post is both respectful and gentle of the situation..have a read: “By now we’ve all heard the latest about Ted...

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Off to Minnesota…

You’re probably wondering why? We have some dear friends there. Scott Hagley is pursuing his PHD at Luther Seminary, so we are going to visit their family. In the dead of winter. We will play in the snow. There is much snow there. We will be staying on campus with them and I will try...

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People who pretend to be other people…

I couldn’t resist linking to Brant Hansen’s post about the Oscar show last night. You know Brant, that whitty guy who writes us Letters from Kamp Crusty…yeah, that Brant. here is the post…pure genius… The people who pretend to be other people gave themselves some awards last night! And let me tell you something: The...

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A Walk in the Blogosphere…

i-monk has a good initial response to James Cameron’s claims to have found Jesus’ tomb. A 90 minute documentary on the Discovery Channel produced by Cameron will attempt to put claims of the resurrection to rest. The Time.com blog has this article about Cameron’s attempts. Check out i-monk’s other post on this. John Stackhouse gives...

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True Intimacy

“Human relationships easily become possessive. Our hearts so much desire to be loved that we are inclined to cling to the person who offers us love, affection, friendship, care, or support. Once we have seen or felt a hint of love, we want more of it. That explains why lovers so often bicker with each...

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A beautiful finish before Lent…and various other things…

I have not mentioned at all on this blog my love for the game of Hockey. I’ve kept the focus on Christian Missional Spirituality for the most part. But tonight is different. You see, I am a Vancouver Canucks fan. Our Canucks have just beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 in OT to give...

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Blog Recommendation – Confessions of a blogger…

If those who frequent this site have not taken the step of clicking on the link in my blogroll to Erika Haub‘s site, The Margins, then I feel you are missing out on the wonderful blessing that comes from her important and creative voice. Erika blogs today about…well, blogging and how her journey is shaping...

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The Nonpossessive Life

“To be able to enjoy fully the many good things the world has to offer, we must be detached from them. To be detached does not mean to be indifferent or uninterested. It means to be nonpossessive. Life is a gift to be grateful for and not a property to cling to. A nonpossessive life...

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Some worthwhile Theological resources…

Below are a number of links I hope you find helpful in your study. Should you have additional ones please leave a reply with the link and I can add it to the growing list. [UPDATE] A great Lent resource: http://www.gbod.org/easter/  Are the NT documents reliable? Let FF Bruce guide you to some conclusions… http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/ffbruce/ntdocrli/ntdocont.htm...

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Standing in the midst of nourishment..

Macrina Wiederkeher in her work, A Tree Full of Angels, reflects on the spiritual emptiness we who live in this vast land of plenty often face. She writes: “We stand in the midst of nourishment and we starve. We dwell in the land of plenty, yet we persist in going hungry. Not only do we...

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More on table fellowship…

The Barometer of Our Lives “Although the table is a place for intimacy, we all know how easily it can become a place of distance, hostility, and even hatred. Precisely because the table is meant to be an intimate place, it easily becomes the place we experience the absence of intimacy. The table reveals the...

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The Intimacy of the Table

Our church has an expressed emphasis on practicing hospitality. Nouwen’s words below have tremendous meaning for those paasionate in the area of table fellowship… “The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, “Take some more, let me serve...

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An interesting podcast – Seeing God in the other…

I was tired today and as it was the end of a busy work week, I decided to drive in and listen to a recent podcast from Emergent Village. The talk I listened to was given by Samir Salmanovic, founder of Faith House Manhattan. His talk is entitled “Finding God in the Other“. This sermon...

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Spiritual Formation and my praying child

Our family prays with our children at night. As we put our daughter Anna to bed, we tuck her in, give her her choice of dolls, and pray with her. It is a practice we hope that God uses to foster a habit of prayer in her life. Anna was playing in her room the...

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