Monthly Archives: January 2008

OK, I am on Flickr now…

I finally registered for a Flickr Pro account and will be updating pictures often. I rather like the site’s capabilities and it gives me a creative outlet to share my pictures with family and friends. I am still familiarizing myself with all the features of the site and am impressed so far. You’ll notice to...

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A Glimpse of Wonder

This morning on our way out to Langley to see our financial planner, we were stunned by the beauty of Mt Baker as the sun cast rays onto it and the wind blew snow off the peak. Because of the lighting and such, this mountain seemed closer to us today than ever before. Luckily I...

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The Conversion of the Church

My blogging friend and gifted Dream Awakener JR Woodward points us this morning to a couple of quotes from Will Willimon and Hans Kung on what conversion should mean for the church. Willimon: “A church which has no quarrel with Caesar’s definition of peace and justice, a church enabled by its culturally accommodated preachers to...

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dabbling in photography

At Christmas we got a Cannon Rebel XT D-SLR kit for an insane deal and since then I have started dabbling in a little photography. It’s taken some time and practice learning how to make the camera work like I want it to, but I think I am picking up on the lingo and functionality...

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Can you believe this? Rambo’s violence married to a Christian theme?

I rise from a blog slumber with an itch to express my disgust at the movie making (if we can call it that) shenanigans employed by the latest Rambo film. I lost count and think this is the 11th or something. Read this review from Christianity Today about the movie and let me know what...

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Back from travel

It’s been a hectic last week and a bit. I have been on six planes in the last 8 days and in meetings virtually non-stop. I am glad to be home taking today to catch up with the family at the Vancouver Aquarium. As was my experience last time in Vegas, I was astonished (or...

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Listening at Golgatha – Voice of the Day

“Many find Jesus’ teaching on enemy love and forgiveness a stumbling block to faith. Because we find it too difficult to practice, we dismiss it as unrealistic and utopian. We should think again, and we should pray that it is not unrealistic, because this congruence of Jesus—the consistency between his teaching on forgiveness and his...

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Meditations on the Incarnation

This past Christmas season afforded me the opportunity to take a blogging break to reflect on the incarnation in my life. The incarnation is a theme/reality that reverberates through my life often and I find myself fascinated by the mystery found therein. What does it mean for God to come near? What does it mean...

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On the Road…

Well, I am off tomorrow to great big Dallas for a customer visit relating to my work. I’ll be there for the next couple of days and then on Sunday, it’s off to Vegas for our Sales Kick Off at the Belaggio Hotel. I am not too keen on the travel as it means being...

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Books of 2007

Here is a screenshot from my Delicious Library of the books I have read in 2007. It is less than I expected and the list changed as I was put onto various other books of interest. A total of 19 reflects the joys of being a parent of two kids and tackling some (for me...

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Speedlinking January 5th 2008

My favorite “Hardcore Theology” site has a great discussion about whether there is an ontological distinction between the church and the world Brant, on his blog of awesomeness has a wonderful post about the oft neglected reality of the Kingdom Len offers a great Tom Sine quotation about the need for discipleship to include a...

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Happy New Year – Do you know you are Beloved?

I would like to extend a very Happy New Year to the readers of Toward Hope and I would also like to pose a question for you. Do you know that you are beloved? No, really…do you know this in a deep way? Do you know that you are loved beyond measure by the one...

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