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June 2005 – Tall Skinny Kiwi

Sports Day

This is Abigail who came second in one of the races. Three of our daughters had their sports day today.

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London and Birmingham this week

Heres my schedule this week. Aberdeen, Scotland. Thursday morning London, Thursday afternoon – Friday night Birmingham, Saturday (Resource)

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Podcasting in Denominational Perpespective

PODCASTING. I was just thinking how different technologies connect with different denominations and church streams. 2004 – WORDS Although the emerging church people were well into blogging by 2004, there was a huge upsurge of blog publishing that year which attracted the Reformed folk who love to write and read words. Creating your own RSS…

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Ken Taylor 1917 – 2005

Ken Taylor died this month. He paraphrased a version of the Bible called The Living Bible. It was passages of this Bible, that formed the first Christian book I ever read – a devotional book called “The Living Light” that my youth group leader gave me when i was 12. Phil Johnston has more about…

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Congregation and Aggregation

In short, I think if we want to get a more accurate picture of the church in a complex society, we need to look at the church gathered and scattered, the congregation and the aggregation. The congregation is the regular gathering that is often weekly. A lot of new believers gather in a weekly event…

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Hanging with Mission Geeks

Ok. I got my wifi on. We are having a good time geeking out on strategy and mission talk and prayer. Here are the bloggers among us. Reinhold Scharnowski (Switzerland), Marc Van der Woude (Netherlands), Andreas Wolf (Germany). Si Johnston is also around and will ferry over to Orkney with the group. And I am…

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Aberdeen until Saturday

I am leaving tonight for Aberdeen for a strategic meeting with DAWN Europe. Back late Saturday night. We will have WiFi at the hotel so i should still be in touch. I am also sick – terrible phlemmy chest but the doctor just gave me antibiotics and i should be OK. We have a guest…

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The Stones Cry Out

(click to play QT movie – only 82k) breath calls to breath fire answers fire shout melts into cloud the stones remember this looping story of man and his fire and stone the stones know better the stones cry out . . .

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Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking

The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking: Recipes and Traditions from Jesuit Bakers Around the World, by Rick Curry What a great book! Its much more than just 80 recipes for bread. The book is a journey into the history of bread and its relationship to the Body of Christ and the companions [“with bread”] of Jesus,…

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My Gripes About Emerging Church Brasil

Only one gripe, actually. We have really enjoyed working with Olgavaro Bastos who has come out to be a part of our roundtables and training events in Tokyo, Austin, England, and Prague. We love that movement . . but there is one thing that bugs me . . . . . .unless we speak Portuguese,…

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Baptist Talk [Updated]

“Ed Stetzer provided the other highest water mark. He defined missional as “a church on mission in its setting,” which was fine for a starting definition, but could have been a little stronger by including the incarnational aspect of it. He busted the SBC wide open by reminding us that the culture that we are…

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Emergent Church: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A report on Emergent Church from Alan Roxburgh who is a deeply respected teacher and advisor. Alan brought together 40 leaders from USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia in conjunction with Allelon. I was with them also, and also acted as a “listener, tuning in to the larger picture of what was happening and…

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Report on Human Trafficking

Baptist Standard has details of a new American report on sex trafficking. On the UK front, Protest4.com are meeting in Edinburgh in July as a part of the G8 talks and Live Aid. Talk to Si Johnston if you want to be involved.

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Billy Graham: More Thoughts

“The evangelist’s upcoming New York crusade recalls his historic confrontation with segregation, fundamentalism, and mainline theology nearly 50 years ago.” Christianity Today – Submersive Influence has the best blog post. I had the privilege of working with the Billy Graham team during their San Francisco crusade – great time and a great honor. I got…

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A 6 Week Pilgrimage

My daughter Elizabeth (12 years old) is preparing for a 6 week pilgrimage to Spain – the Camino de Santiago. Elizabeth will be going with our dear friend Cindy. Debbie has the skinny on her blog. We walked part of is as a family a few years ago – we prayed, walked, read our Bibles,…

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Die Gefährten: Roundtable

Invitations go out next week to the Global Emerging Church Roundtable to be held in Gotha, Germany at the Freakstock Festival. I am really excited about this one because it brings the focus back to the underground countercultures that gave the emerging church its start in so many counties. We are expecting about 50 leaders…

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No More Fighting

My daughter Abigail was in a musical last night. We joined about 800 others in watching the performance and songs, some of which Abigail and her school friends wrote. The guy singing from the table is a Bosnian pop star. More on my wife’s blog “Tomorrow there will be no fighting. Tomorrow there will be…

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You might be Emergent If . . .

Time for the end of the week links – scrap pieces of unrelated news and random links : – Some Chinese house churches are being closed. Link – Carmelite Nun who created PrayTheNews.com dies. Link. HT – Ekklesia has some good links to articles on house churches, – Racial issues – Rudy recommends reading PostmodernNegro’s…

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Getting Your Kiwi’s Straight

I write this post as a response to the confusion on the Jolly Blogger post about Kiwis and the Emergent church and also because many of you ask. A kiwi is: 1) a flightless bird native to New Zealand 2) a fruit formerly known as the Chinese Gooseberry 3) a person who comes from New…

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Orkney’s G8 Gig: July 2

Update: 9 bands including Junction Pool [Celtic-Fusion band] from Edinburgh. The concert will be called Orkney Musical Stramash. All profits go to Make Poverty History through Christian Aid. Organiser John Adams from Kirkwall.

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