Monthly Archives: October 2007

Speedlinking November 1, 2007

Liam reflects on the signs of the times Volf and company respond to an open letter to Christians by Muslims Am I Growing Yet? The crisis of modern fundamentalism This I thought was neat – free online storage Free Rice…a cool game More on the Church Growth Movement [via] Can you believe this? [via] Prayer...

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Movember for Charity…

I want to let you all know about a little month long charity I am involved with. During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I’ll be growing a Mo (slang for Moustache). That’s right I’m bringing the Mo back because I’m passionate about men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer. Why… Every year,...

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A busy few days…

…and I am exhausted. The weekend was nonstop with our son’s first b-day, a wedding on Sunday after Church, and a monday night halloween party that our mission groups put together. I have had things on my mind to blog, but not the time to put it to paper web. In the mean time, expect...

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Everything Must Change

In Reading McLaren’s book, Everything Must Change, (almost finished) I am reminded how much I appreciate both his insight and literary style to communicate things that are often ineffable. He draws his arguments from two big questions: What are the biggest problems in the world? And: What does Jesus have to say about these global...

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Discernment – A Missional Imperative

There is much important talk in the blogosphere about the term “missional” in an attempt to define it. Definition (carefully qualified) is important as it leads to the formation of praxis. In the blog world, Bill KInnon and Ed Stetzer have both made contributions from different perspectives, leading to some stimulating conversation. My analysis of...

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Christ in the midst of hurting…

How do we see the Christ in the church that is hurting? This situation is very close to home for me right now. However, the reality is that he is there, in the midst of the pain. Some will move on from such a situation for what they suspect are greener pastures. There is an...

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Superabundant Grace

“Over the centuries the Church has done enough to make any critical person want to leave it. Its history of violent crusades, pogroms, power struggles, oppression, excommunications, executions, manipulation of people and ideas, and constantly recurring divisions is there for everyone to see and be appalled by. Can we believe that this is the same...

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Speedlinking October 18th 2007

Evangelicals and Social Action When Pastors deliver short cuts Willow Creek Repents… Reading the World – Cultural Exegesis with Vanhoozer The Prevalence of the Prosperity Gospel…Osteen can bench 300! i-monk with some serious questions about Osteen Shane Claiborne wrote a liturgy Technorati Tags: Blogging, ecclesiology, Missional

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A few things in the midst of a tough week…

It’s been a tough past six days of so and as a result, bogging has not been as consistent as I would like. Beginning Friday, I was knocked out pretty hard with the flu. It seemed to pass, but Saturday was a write off as well. Tired and worn down was how I felt. Sunday...

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Church Planting Canada – Imagine Conference

I will be at the Imagine Conference in Ottawa November 13-16th at the Ch√Ęteau Cartier Conference Resort, Gatineau. This conference is put on by Church Planting Canada and seeks to bring together denominations from across the nation to cooperate in planting “…churches that embrace the nature of incarnational ministry”. This is an important event because...

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My Praying Daughter…

I am at home today with a nasty flu. My wife Christiene, our 3 year old daughter Anna, and our one year old boy Nathaniel gathered around me to pray. Here is what my daughter said: ” I have to eyes to see my dad, I have a nose to smell my dad, I have...

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Everything Must Change..

I just bought the book and began reading it late last night. It seems intriguing as Brian attempts to ask daring questions in an attempt to integrate the gospel message with how we live on earth; certainly a central point to Jesus’ instruction about how we are to pray and live. I am curious how...

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Ten Ways to be the People of God in Suburbia

I posted a link earlier today that I found on Will Samson’s site to a post called: “Ten Ways to be the People of God in Suburbia”. However, this needs to be shared in full. As one who lives in the suburbs, this list resonates wit me…so here you go: Ten Ways to be the...

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Canadian Thanksgiving Speedlinking Oct 8th

Ten Ideas for Living Intentionally in the suburbs I can’t believe this…Halo 3 as outreach strategy? (via) You better not shop around…the rule for seeking Shalom in your neighbourhood A good article about NT Wright and his critics Brant Hansen weighs in on Halloween and the pagan-ness of virtually everything… Are we being witnesses or...

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Remain in Me and I will Remain in You…

The scripture of John 15:4 can teach us much about pastoral ministry. What does it mean to remain in Jesus? Elsewhere (1 John 4:8), John says that God is love that love is the defining characteristic of what it means to know God. For pastoral ministry, (all ministry for that matter) the beautiful simplicity of...

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