Monthly Archives: August 2007

Here’s a post for mac lovers…

Here’s a resource post for the growing number of mac lovers I am encountering in my circles lately. People are coming to mac like crazy. A mac revival is spreading across the land like wildfire and people are seeing the light like never before. So, religious imagery aside, here is a list of mac apps...

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Which theologian are you???

I’m Jurgen Moltmann…I guess I’d better start reading more of his stuff. [via Bill Kinnon] You scored as Jürgen Moltmann, The problem of evil is central to your thought, and only a crucified God can show that God is not indifferent to human suffering. Christian discipleship means identifying with suffering but also anticipating the new...

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A little Change in the way you comment here…

As a result of some comment spam :( I have activated the CAPTCHA feature. I try to make it as easy as possible to interact here, so I hope the extra step doesn’t dissuade your participation with the content on this site… this is what you will see…. Technorati Tags: Blogging

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Defensive vs Demonstrative

In conversation today with a coworker about faith and things spiritual, we wandered into the realm of fundamentalism and the limitations therein. We discussed notions of control and the compulsion for certainty that leads faith groups toward putting God into a box. Of the many challenges with this type of religion, that masquerades as effective...

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Speedlinking – August 26th

Darryl Dash quotes from the book, Total Church, about the tragedy of leadership as self performance He also has something to say about God and Church vision statements You might have missional tendencies if… [via] Halden has posted a number of quotes by Dominican Priest and theologian Herbert McCabe Technorati Tags: Christianity, Church, ecclesiology, emerging...

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A slightly new look…

I decided to change up the banner image and adjust a few elements of the blog. I hope you enjoy the late summer theme. The picture is the view from just around the corner from where we live. I wish I were a little more tech savvy so I could manipulate the look even further....

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Questions to Guide Theological and Ecclesiological Perspective

I have just begun NT Wright’s book, The Challenge of Jesus, for a paper I am writing. At the end of his first chapter, in which he outlines the importance of studying the historical Jesus, he offers five questions that can guide us toward an appropriate understanding of Jesus to inform our theologies and ecclesiologies....

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Testing ecto 3

I’ve just installed the ecto 3 Alpha version to give it a try. It is a complete rewrite with some enhanced features I have yet to figure out. I am not sure if I want to give up on version 2, it’s been good to me. All you ecto users out there…have you tried ecto3...

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Book Review – Quaker Summer

Lisa Samson sent me a copy of Quaker Summer a while back as it was being released. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to review because of my frenetic calendar. However, Barbara Mutch, one of my instructors in the Masters tract I am on was graciously willing to do so. Quaker Summer, by Lisa Samson...

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The God Next Door Resource

Simon Carey Holt, author of The God Next Door has made a neighbourhood exegesis resource available from a section in his book. It looks intriguing and gets at asking some important questions about neighbourhood for discerning mission. Being able to read our world is a critical task for appropriate incarnational ministry. The questions have a...

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The Loss of Lament: The Devil Pulled a Fast one…

The more I attempt from the inside to get a read on the world we are immersed in (however futile that may be), the more I realize the loss of lament in our culture. It’s darn hard to grieve! When hit with tragedy, we are conditioned to move past the problem via distraction instead of...

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Speedlinking-August 19th

Here is a great quote about Discipleship from Erika’s site. The 417 Rules of Awesomely Bold Leadership…also Here and Here. For Mac users…I ordered I-Life 08. I hear mixed reviews. What about you? What do you think of it? Here are some books I have just ordered: The Way of Ignorance, Wendell Berry Everyday Theology,...

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Brueggemann on Jesus’ …”Blessed are those who mourn”

“Jesus takes quite a dialectical two-age view of things. He will not be like one-world liberals who view the present world as the only one, nor will he be like the unworldly who yearn for the future with an unconcern about the present. There is work to be done in the present. There is grief...

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The Confessing Church

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. He was part of what was called the confessing church in Germany during the war. The confessing church was formed by resistant pastors who gathered to protest the collusion of the church in Germany with the Nazi Political party. Slowly over time, the...

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Speedlinking – Aug 18th

Len H is at it again with a short but poignant piece about the limitations of the individualistic gospel and how a narrow view of the atonement is partly the cause. Darryl Dash has a point about God and Church vision statements. Ministry opportunities? Or obligations? John Stackhouse weighs in with his thoughts. Brant is...

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