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The Women Who Blogged and Brought a Heresy To It’s Knees.

How fitting that an unorthodox theological position running rampant for 30 years in evangelicalism, namely the complementarian doctrine of a hierarchically ordered Trinity based on authority/submission (ESS – Eternal Subordination of the Son) that has given rise to patriarchy, misogyny, clerical abuse by arrogant bully New Calvinist pastors, the silencing of women, the problematic ESV…

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The High Calling of a Blogger

Having a blog does not make one a blogger. I was reminded of this some months ago when Rachel Held Evans, after admitting her “diligent investigation” into a particular controversy she was writing about was not very diligent, claimed that she was not a blogger but a writer. I appreciated her admission. A blogger writes…

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Ten Years: WordPress and me

Have I really not blogged for a month . . . . . OOOPPPSSSS!!! Sorry everyone. I have been so busy building blogs for others that this blog has gone by the wayside. Actually, I intend to STOP this particular blog in a week’s time, June 3, in fact. Tallskinnykiwi has been existing for ten…

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Blogsy

Now that we are on the road again and living with reduced electricity, I am trying to adjust my blogging and social media accordingly. Blogsy for iPad might help me blog more often and easier. Worth a try. This is my first post from Blogsy. OK heres a test ride. A few videos thrown in…

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My blog is pregnant and enjoying some maternity leave.

Someone congratulate me. My blog is pregnant and about to give birth to a number of little bloglets, some of which will be bookable blogs and all of them will be more focused on specific conversations: unlike their mother blog, which has always been a stream of consciousness on a variety of things that interest…

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10 Year anniversary of a Christian communal blog

On April 19, 2002, at exactly 11.23am, I gathered a few of my blogging friends and launched a commununal blog called A Kingdom Space. The tag line was “A global diablog – stories that are bigger than our own.” Within a very short time, we were about 40 bloggers telling our stories of what God was…

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Top Ten at Blogs.com

KUDOS to Blogs.com for including me on their Top Ten Blog list for Christianity, and to Patton Dodd for his impeccable taste in quality bloggage. I am still getting hits from this list. TOP TEN BLOGS IN CHRISTIANITY: Crunchy Con Culture Making Fors Clavigera Get Religion Internet Monk Jesus Creed (updated link) Ragamuffin Diva Real…

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Build up your blog

After a busy summer, your blog is probably TIRED and floppy and boring like mine is right now. I have two friends that are both great bloggers and both following God. I am talking about Tentblogger and Problogger. Both have courses for you to beat the flab out of your blog and get it back…

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Starting a Blog

Now is the best time to start blogging. Really! Darren Rowse has just released the Probloggers Guide to Your First Week of Blogging. Its a great little guide to getting started and developing some rhythms of writing and posting which will be a great help. – Set up a folder for ideas– Use mind mapping techniques…

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Faith 2.0: Religion on the Internet

Yesterday I listened to the podcasts from Faith 2.0 Religion on the Internet, a conference last week in England about religion on the internet. Jointly sponsored by Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Durham University. The best talk in my opinion is the keynote speech [download here] by Catherine Wybourne, the "invisible nun" from Holy Trinity…

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Top 200 Church Blogs. Do reformed nerds really rule?

Church blog rankings have one purpose and one purpose only: To allow the reformed bloggers to ridicule the emerging church bloggers. If there was another purpose, it would be for all of us church bloggers to stroke our tender blog-egos. Kent Shafer just released his Top 200 church blogs and it seems the Reformed bloggers…

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A new blog editor for me

I finally gave up on ecto blog editor after it constantly crashed on me and I was losing posts. I hope they get ecto stabilized in the near future so that I can return to it. I have been a huge Ecto fan and a user of its predecessor Kung-Log. I have even had the…

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Blogging For Profit

Even if you dont make money from your blog, Darren and Chris will help you blog better. And the new updated Problogger book, just released today, will bring you up to date. As for me, I am removing Google ads from my site again because I hardly make any money off them and because, despite…

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10 ways to stop watchdoggers from barking

There’s another breed of watchdoggin’ bloggin’ out there. You are already familiar with the normal watchdog blogs that protect God’s church from the scum of the blogosphere by posting daily about how far the church has moved into Babylon. They do this in a general way, occasionally picking on a few individuals [like the evil…

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Blogging Tip: Find your inner Luke and BLOG ON!

A few years ago I was asked to write a short thought for a book called The Blogging Church: Sharing the story of your church through blogs. I just noticed on Google Books that parts of the book are online, including my contribution. Here’s a screenshot of my suggestions for blogging pastors. Andrew Jones, from…

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NakedPastor’s 10 Suggestions for Blogging Pastors

Naked Pastor has 10 excellent suggestions for blogging pastors. Apparently I owe him a beer for reposting it here. ————————————– 1. Anonymity: I don’t favor it except in extreme cases. If you are going to put yourself out there, then do it. Unless it’s extreme. The purpose of blogging, IMO, is to make formerly obscure…

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Google and China

“My fear—for Google and for us—is that the reason they know it’s the Chinese government behind these attacks is because Google gave them the key.” —Douglas Rushkoff, in the Daily Beast. HT: BoingBoing. As Google considers pulling out of China, BBC has a timeline of key events in the checkered history of China’s censorship on…

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Best Religion Blog 2009: Father John Kicks our Butts

Father John Zuhlsdorf not only won the Bloggers Choice ‘Best Religion Blog’ for 2009 but he also raced passed us all on Technorati’s Top Religion Blogs. In fact, he is miles higher than us and it might be impossible to catch him. Well done Father John! His blog, called What Does The Prayer Really Say?,…

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