Monthly Archives: April 2007

Living Prayer Chapter 6- The Road Leads Here

Are you aware of an internal clock that rings in your life from time to time? Is there an alarm that informs you that it’s time to go somewhere or do something? Robert Benson has one and it tells him it is time to go on retreat to pray. It goes off every 21 weeks...

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Al Roxburgh interviews Mike Goheen

For those interested in a great discussion about the Missional Church, I suggest you have a listen to the following podcast from the Roxburgh Journal at Allelon. http://www.allelon.org/resources/roxburgh/missional_life.cfm You will be intrigued by the stories and conversation that give legs to the idea of Missional Church. Most who have ventured down the MC path have...

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While waiting for my prescription…

…for ear-drops at the Yaletown Pharmasave today, I strolled by the large “L-shaped” rack of magazines to have a look. Now because of the painful earache I am plagued with even as I write, I didn’t expect to be in an appropriate frame of mind to muse about what I saw. But then it hit...

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Meaningful Links In No Particular Order…

This is one way that we can say we really love hockey here in Vancouver It’s TV Turn Off Week and Wess tells us about it. Some thoughts on Mark Driscoll’s confessional style book A worthwhile interview with Rodney Stark [HT Len] What is the worst theological invention? I-monk on why I (he, not me)...

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Fulfilling a Mission

“When we live our lives as missions, we become aware that there is a home from where we are sent and to where we have to return. We start thinking about ourselves as people who are in a faraway country to bring a message or work on a project, but only for a certain amount...

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Random Links

David Fitch on Technology in Worship Len points out the four primary questions churches are (or need to be) asking today JR Woodward blogs from Virginia Tech (a collection of posts this last week) We should be recognizing Earth Day…Rick points it out to us Scott Cripps shares his thoughts on small groups Technorati Tags:...

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Allelon Summer Institute

  For those serious about leading congregations toward a missional engagement with the world, the Allelon Summer Institute is coming to Vancouver June 18-20 at the William Carey Institute . Facilitators include Alan Roxburgh, Alan Hirsch, Cam Roxburgh and David Chiu.  This is a great opportunity for exposure to the theological and practical tools necessary to create...

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The God Debate – Newsweek

Rick Warren and Atheist, Sam Harris had a conversation about God and Atheism. It is an interesting exchange. You can read the article HERE. [HT:Kester]

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Tagged for thinking bloggers…

I am honored to be tagged by Erika as a blogger that makes her think. I have therefor been asked to pass along the tag and name five others that make me think. Can I tag her back? Considering I can’t, here are five blogs I read regularly that make me think that I have...

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If there was ever…

…an article to link up to, Michael Spenser’s ditty on Christ’s righteousness is a breath of fresh air. In it’s entirety…may it give you a fresh (or old) perspective for your day! ____________________________________________ And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I...

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A Walk in the Blogosphere

Here is an interesting article for those considering education options for their kids. Public, private, or home-school…this personal reflection raises some important questions to consider. [via: Erika Haub] Who said nothing wise and sage-ish could come from Kamp Krusty? Brant is at it again with wisdom for the masses about: new cars a stupid college...

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The Authority of Compassion

"Mostly we think of people with great authority as higher up, far away, hard to reach. But spiritual authority comes from compassion and emerges from deep inner solidarity with those who are "subject" to authority. The one who is fully like us, who deeply understands our joys and pains or hopes and desires, and who...

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Writer’s Block and the Bachelor…

There are times when thoughts flow, ideas emerge, and conversations connect, that make blogging daily both a joy and an easy endeavor. However, not so the case for me as of late. Contributing to the bog regularly has been more challenging than I had expected. It seems that I am experiencing a little Writer’s Block....

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Maundy Thursday – A Night of Remembering

Tonight we gathered together to remember. We gathered to remember according to the Jewish tradition of the passover, the Last Supper, and the Wedding feast of the Lamb. It was a liturgical evening that included a symbolic Seder meal, a roast lamb dinner, communion and prayer. It was good to remember. A big part of...

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Learning the sermon thing…

I’ve had the privilege of speaking at our church a few times in the last number of months. I am new to this. It is both anxiety causing as I find my way, and completely exhilarating at the same time. I get anxious until I have something down, a rough outline, a general theme or...

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