Europe Trip Last Week

As you know, I stayed home with the young kids last week while the rest of my family was driving through Europe. ooo000OOOOOHHHHHhh the dishes I washed . . . . oooo00OOHHHHHhh the clothes I washed anyway . . . MumJones (my wife) has just posted a an account of their trip last week through…

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The Cult of Pastafarianism

Link: Boing Boing: Pastafarianism: Flying Spaghetti Monster cult grows. The FSM cult now has a Wikipedia entry, with details that indicate that followers of His Noodliness — Pastafarians — are growing in number, like so many meatballs accumulating on a plate of linguini.

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We survived 10 Years of Emerging Church!

Our family are working on a book that captures the moments of our last 10 years of trekking around the world, seeing what God is doing, and sometimes being involved with building foundations for new things. The book will be handmade and will have much of our poetry, stories, recipes (pizza) and our best images.…

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Taize Founder Stabbed to Death.

From BBC: The 90-year-old founder of the French-based Taize Christian ecumenical community has been stabbed to death at a prayer service. HT: Sasa who was there a few months ago. UPDATE: Read Prodigal Kiwi on Taize’s success.

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Family Back From Spain

Debbie and two of my daughters got back late last night. Long trip from Spain – car, trains, ferries. But they are back in one piece. Elizabeth did extremely well, walking across Spain in a month. One day she walked 48 kms – not bad for a 12 year old. Photos coming later. Debbie got…

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Passing of Blogger Dwayne Harms

37 year old Pastor Dwayne Harmes of DHJourney passed away this morning. He leaves a wife and two children, and a legacy. His struggle with cancer was chronicled in his blog. Thanks Jordon.

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Top 500

I made the Top 500 blogs this month (Number 381) so I am adding this symbol to my sidebar. Thanks Darren Rowse for letting me know. I haven’t checked Feedster before so i don’t know if its my first time there or not. Congrats also to Tim Challies who also made the list (490) and…

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Absolution, by Muse

“and it’s time we saw a miracle come on, it’s time for something biblical to pull us through . . . ” “ . . proclaim eternal victory come on and change the cause of history and pull us through and pull us through and this is the end this is the end of the…

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Unravelling Emergent

Doug Pagitt, the guy who created the Young Leaders group that became Emergent Village, has written an excellent piece on the values of Emergent. I have always been a fan of Doug and we have had good times together. Good to see him speaking out, especially when Emergent USA is beginning to be defined more…

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DTV – Internet TV

I downloaded DTV last week and have been fiddling with it. Its now possible to broadcast online without any cost for bandwidth with the “broadcast machine” and the open source software from ParticipatoryCulture.org And people can view it through RSS readers. I opened up an account and will probably do a few broadcasts to test…

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My Random Son Wins a T-Shirt

Sam just won a signed T-Shirt from HabboHotel for sending in the most random of random objects – a homemade loaf of blue liquid bread that dissolves metal. Sam, who is now 14, has been a regular on habbo hotel, and is responsible for setting up Suddenly Seminary each time we meet. His own rooms…

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George Barna’s Revolution: A Review

Right – George Barna’s book “Revolution” arrived a few days ago – advance copy – thanks David Robinson – and I have read it a few times. Its not a large book at all – light, short, to the point, and unfortunately lacking in references to other books or researchers. More cul-de-sac than connection-hub. But…

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A Post of Random Beauty

I have had enough of words this week – reading, writing – Let me not say anything for a change. Tomorrow i will be reviewing George Barna’s new book “Revolution”, but today is Sunday. And here are just some random images I have taken recently of Orkney Islands beauty. Click to enlarge and enjoy. Have…

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Shetland Report

Here’s a report from Robert Weston on the strategic prayer conference that we attended last week in Shetland Islands called Fire From The North. fire from the north report1.doc [Word Doc] I should add that the more fringy-type people were also there, camping out with us, and they also enjoyed sitting on the floor at…

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Great Catch Up Post

Catch up with latest conversation on the Emerging Blogsophere . . . no . . not here . . you have have go over to SubmersiveInfluence. Have fun!

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Top web sites

These are the top web sites measured by influence – ie, how many people link to them. The Technorati report has highlighted the blogs (red) and MSM – Main Stream Media (blue). Click to enlarge and notice that Boing Boing still kicks butt!

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Participatory Culture over Knowledge Economy

Mark at Stratagility has a good thought: “… The Knowledge Economy is not what the next phase of human progress is all about. The next phase in human progress is a many to many, fully participator and self organizing society.” – “. . .I sense a more accurate & better picture of progress is as…

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Elizabeth Finishes Pilgrimage

We are very proud of Elizabeth, our 12 year old daughter. She has just walked across Spain – a 5 week prayer walk on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. Much thanks to Cindy Blick her guardian and fellow pilgrim. Cindy walked it last year. They are in Santiago but will meet up with my…

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On Emergent Canada

Jamie from Emergent Voyageur has an excellent piece on how the emerging ‘Emergent Canada‘ group might fit with the other Canadian groups, especially Resonate. Jordon Cooper “seemed to think that the two groups could coexist happily, because Resonate was more regional, more fringe, and looser.” Link My take on it is this: Technorati Tags: puppy

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Ecclesiastes and Buddhists

This morning’s Friday Fax (I woke up early – 1:30am) has an interesting piece on Ecclesiastes and Buddhism from a new book called “Sharing Jesus Holistically with the Buddhist World” by David Kim and (DAWN Buddy) Stephen Spaulding.

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