Monthly Archives: July 2007

A Little Break…and some pics

Posting will slow right down for me this next week. The family and I are away with some friends. In the mean time, below are a few recent pics for your viewing pleasure… This is not too far from where we live. It’s like there is a conversation going on between two types of creation...

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On the Journey Towards Being Vulnerable

The following is a weekly reflection sent by the Henri Nouwen Society to my email. In addition to daily quotes from Nouwen’s work, Bread for the Journey, (see my posts here) members of the Nouwen Society contribute to weekly reflections (Subscribe). This week, Steve Imbach’s contribution is a valuable one for those willing to engage...

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Reality and Values Collide….

I believe there are things such as expressed values and impulsive values that shape behaviour in people. Expressed values are stated ones that a person (or people) make cognitive effort to live out. Impulsive values are unstated, deep values that often guide a person (or people) instinctually, unknowingly, and subtly. On the one hand, with...

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I’m hooked

I hope my wife doesn’t see this, it will only confirm her diagnosis of me already… 85%How Addicted to Blogging Are You? HT Glen Technorati Tags: Blogging

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Speedlinking – worthwhile reading

Scott Cripps gives a wonderful picture of the gathering. Halden and his Theology of Ribs is making me hungry. Will Willimon makes us think about prayer. Len feeds us a riveting Gordon Cosby quote Are you Maxed Out? [HT Jordon] Stuff you need to know about Starbucks [HT Len] John Stackhouse challenges some general statistics...

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10 Tips for Living the Incarnation…[Plus One]

[UPDATE: Brant Hansen initially left a comment this post expressing perhaps what might be one of the most important and prophetic tips/practices for living the incarnation these days in the West. I asked him to elaborate a little and his latest, well written blog post hits the mark. In a world marked by lives rushing...

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Crossing the Road for One Another

“We become neighbours when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation: between black people and white people, between gay people and straight people, between young people and old people, between sick people and healthy people, between prisoners and free people, between Jews and Gentiles, Muslims...

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Who is My Neighbour?

“Love your neighbour as yourself” the Gospel says (Matthew 22:38). But who is my neighbor? We often respond to that question by saying: “My neighbours are all the people I am living with on this earth, especially the sick, the hungry, the dying, and all who are in need.” But this is not what Jesus...

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Recognizing Christ in Suffering Communities

"Communities as well as individuals suffer. All over the world there are large groups of people who are persecuted, mistreated, abused, and made victims of horrendous crimes. There are suffering families, suffering circles of friends, suffering religious communities, suffering ethnic groups, and suffering nations. In these suffering bodies of people we must be able to...

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Signs of Emergence…

Jordan Cooper reviews Sign’s of Emergence by Kester Brewin, now released in North America. Here is a quote I picked up from Len’s blog today. It is rather well put and perhaps not what many might expect is the right solution by today’s assumptions. "There are still those who cry for revolution, for a revival...

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Loving a Neighbourhood: Chronicles of Incarnation Pt 3

Last Wednesday night our mission group offered to team up with another group in our area to help them with a BBQ in a local apartment complex. The complex houses many who struggle economically and a few valuable members from our congregation call that place home. Our group supplied the buns and and helping hands...

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn…

The topic of mourning is one that is often deliberately avoided. This is perhaps a result of the incessant messaging in our culture that we ought to avoid death and live for the now. This creates not least a perspective that everything is all right. Even within the communities of the faithful it is difficult...

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Quote of the week – Annie Dillard

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing...

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some worthwhile links

Here is a website that will turn your pictures into sketches. [HT: Brother Maynard] Have a listen to Tony Jones on the Albert Mohler radio show. Will Willimon spoon feeds us a helping of prophetic utterance with his post about the good samaritan Jordon Cooper points us to a good video about the global warming...

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Worthwhile links…

Here are 55 Essential Articles Every Serious Blogger Should Read [HT: Mike Todd] This article point to the necessity of a Trinitarian Missiology. Robby Mac has written great exchange about leadership. Krusty Sage waxes on about kids not needing a stupid success track. Some tips for how to write great content for your blog Len...

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