Monthly Archives: March 2007

Some great contributions in the blogosphere…

You have to check out this post by Bill Kinnon. Man people linking, many people commenting, and many people liking. He comes through big time. All I will say is TPKFATC…you’ll have to read it to understand what that means. Scot McKnight has some good thoughts about avoiding mistakes in communicating the gospel (I blogged...

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Avoiding mistakes on the missional horizon

The following is a summary of two talks that Scot McKnight gave in Seattle recently. The topic was “mistakes missional gospel folks need to avoid.” From his blog… "What is the gospel? I gave a little summary of the “Lukan thread” — Mary’s Magnificat and Zechariah’s Benedictus and Jesus’ inaugural sermon (Luke 1 and Luke...

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Emerging, Missional, Bloggers….

John Lunt

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Living Faithfully in an Ambiguous World

"Our hearts and minds desire clarity. We like to have a clear picture of a situation, a clear view of how things fit together, and clear insight into our own and the world’s problems. But just as in nature colors and shapes mingle without clear-cut distinctions, human life doesn’t offer the clarity we are looking...

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Voice of the day….after a bit of silence

It’s been over four days since I’ve put anything up on the blog; apologies to the regular readers looking for new stuff. I’ve been swamped. Ive also felt a little blocked for new material. I don’t want to throw stuff up on the site just because, but because I’ve been inspired to do so. New...

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Church as Public Companion…

There has been much theological thought dedicated to the work of Stanley Hauerwas on Church as “resident alien”. This is a plausible posture to embrace in the quest for missional engagement in light of the Church’s removal from position of privilege at the center. However, there are some who argue for a slightly different perspective;...

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Now this is talent…

That NT Wright is a distinguished scholar, bishop, speaker, and author is without question. Well, he is also a folk singer…check it out. There is a talk that follows the song. via Technorati Tags: Music, NT Wright

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A background discussion on Culture…

Scot Hagley, my good friend who is doing his PHD at Luther Seminary has some great stuff to say about the gospel and culture. He chimed into my post yesterday about reading a Christian Bookstore Catalogue with a great question about the distinctions of sacred/secular culture that are often used. For those who missed the...

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I was reading the latest Christian Bookstore flyer and…

…I couldn’t help but think about mirrors. Mirrors, you say? Yes, mirrors. Kind of like this one here. You see, mirrors are a reflection of something, an image that is before it. This nice, glossy, and probably costly, Christian Bookstore flyer had mainly book titles on display and it is specifically these books that got...

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A Beautiful Day of the Lord…

Today our Forest Grove congregation held a special ‘community ‘ worship gathering to celebrate life. Many from the community were invited and packed the elementary school gymnasium on this rainy Saturday. There were three baby dedications and two baptisms. What made this time special today for my wife and I is the people that we...

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Voice of the Day – the real threat…

It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity. – Frederic D. Huntington Forum magazine, 1890   Agreed!

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A Truly Inconvenient Truth’

POWER: GORE MANSION USES 20X AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD; CONSUMPTION INCREASE AFTER ‘TRUTH’Mon Feb 26 2007 17:16:14 ET The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions, issued a press release late Monday: Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An...

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An Honest Being-With

Being with a friend in great pain is not easy. It makes us uncomfortable. We do not know what to do or what to say, and we worry about how to respond to what we hear. Our temptation is to say things that come more out of our own fear than out of our care...

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What glitters is not always….

Have you ever been to a church service and wondered what you just experienced? For some, the thought of coming to see a show, or being counseled ministered to is the expected norm. Some come and buy right into the “meet my individual needs” gospel that pervades the West. The over-the-top jungle gyms for kids,...

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Scot McKnight comments on Dobson, Cizik, and Fallwell…

There seems to be some drama in the evangelical camp about Global Warming. Apparently, if one is concerned for the environment then they are in danger of crossing the sharp line that separates left from right. James Dobson seems to think so… _____________________________________ Christianity Today reports that James Dobson is leading a charge to remove...

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