Warning: mysqli_query(): (HY000/1021): Disk full (/tmp/#sql_611d_0.MAI); waiting for someone to free some space... (errno: 28 "No space left on device") in /home/andrew63/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 2162
December 2006 – Tall Skinny Kiwi

Emerging Church Blogger of the Year

I cant believe I am giving this to an emerging church blogger who doesn’t know HTML, never works in images or video, neglects internal linking, and whose individual posts rank poorly on Google. And rather than being a participant in a wildly experimental emerging CandleLighting-VJProjecting-PoetryReading-MonasticPraying . . [ . . let me . . .…

Read More

Missional: I was wrong

A quick correction before we enter the new year. The original usage of the word "missional" is earlier than I said in my post "What I mean when I say Emerging-Missional church". I said it was used first by Charles Van Engen in 1991, which is true, but there are much earlier occurrences of the…

Read More

When the Darkness Will Not Lift, by John Piper

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God – and Joy, by John Piper, is a great little book and I do mean LITTLE. I started it with a hot bath and finished when the water temperature had turned a pleasant warm. Its short and concise and almost…

Read More

Grace to Ewe: Our Cruelty-Free Diet

UPDATE: See the latest on our cruelty-free chicken co-operative and what we think of Hugh Fearning-Whittingstall’s Chicken Run series right here. Some of you are asking what i mean by "Cruelty-Free", as in our Cruelty-Free Christmas Feast that we enjoyed a few days ago. I didnt want to post on this right before you started…

Read More

Thanks to our Supporters in 2006

Thanks to all who supported our family in 2006 to serve God’s mission overseas. Some of you gave tiny amounts and others larger but we are grateful to you all. We couldn’t have done this without you. Last years image seems to be appropriate enough to use again. 2007 might be tougher for us, in…

Read More

‘Swang’ and Producer Jason Rey

Here is one of video producer Jason Rey’s videos called Swang, which has achieved almost legendary status in the Houston hip-hop scene and is now a standard for other short hip-hop videos. One of the hip-hop artists, Hawk, died tragically from gunshot wounds shortly after this video was taken. Check it out and watch the…

Read More

Sam got Coal

Samuel was a bad boy and, in true Scottish tradition, he got a piece of coal in his stocking this morning. But he wasnt THAT bad so he got lots of good presents also. Including the t-shirt i made him – check out the red hair on the t-shirt!!!

Read More

Friends Family and Food

We are all well. Eating and talking and catching up. 17 of us for most evening meals. Teresa Kwon arrives in a few minutes. No time to blog. Christmas blessings to everyone . .. . Talk to you after Christmas.

Read More

A Short Confession

My Scottish friend, Big Rory, is a witness to the world regarding how short I really am. Sorry everybody for giving the wrong impression. I will consider a name change in the near future.

Read More

Amazing Grace Trailer, Wiki, Website and Blog

The Amazing Grace project seems to be picking up speed. Walden’s Bob Beltz tells me the official website has been revamped – and it looks really good! A nice trailer is floating around. Its a lot shorter than the trailer Bob showed us earlier this year at Freakstock but it still captures the heart of…

Read More

Our Cruelty-Free Christmas Feast

I am not a man given to boasting, but if i must boast, let me boast in the Lord’s bountiful provision of game, seafood, grass fed beef, and the many culinary blessings of the Orkney Islands. Especially around Christmas time. We have been working on our Christmas feast since summer and are really excited about…

Read More

House Churches: 1% to 9% in a decade

When our family worshipped in a house church in 1996, in the living room of our house in San Francisco, we were part of a movement that made up only 1% in the USA. Today, that number is 9%, according to recent research by Barna. Or to say it a different way, in 1996 I…

Read More

Ron Liddle on TV: The Trouble with Atheism

Its on Channel 4, tonight at 8pm. A documentary by Rod Liddle entitled “The trouble with Atheism”, which inspects and challenges atheism. [See Leyton for more info]. Bede’s Journal has some thoughts also. I guess i will have to watch it. Related: The Skinny on The New Atheism. Technorati Tags: atheism, ron liddle, tv

Read More

Covenant for the Church of England

Cartoon from Dave Walker. On Dec 12th a “Covenant for the Church of England” was presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was signed by the CEEC President. Bishop Tom Wright is not impressed. He doesn’t think it is really a covenant and quite a number of groups (including Alpha) were not involved. But it…

Read More

Top 5 Blog Posts in 2006?

UPDATE: Bob Carlson wants us all to submit our Top 5 blog posts to him. [Remember last year??] A $5 donation for submitting 5 posts will go to a New Orleans charity – check out Give5Now. Here are my Top 5 for 2006. They may not be the highest rating but i enjoyed writing and…

Read More

AYA Festival for Emerging Leaders

AYA Festival, KL, Malysia, Feb 2-3.. I wont be there which is a BUMMER coz I always enjoy my trips to Malaysia. One of the speakers, Daniel Ho from Damansara Utama Methodist Church was on my Logos team in 1985. Good to see him still equipping emerging leaders after all these years. If you get…

Read More

Blog Silence

UPDATE: Thanks – up and running again. ORIGINAL: A few mandatory days of silence. This blog is getting turned off for a while – until I come up with $13 to pay for the next month. Its that time of the month when we usually go broke. But early next week I should have some…

Read More

Video Gamers Grow Up

There’s a good article called The Gaming Generation on gaming and parenting. It has made me remember my long history with the joystick. Its been nearly 30 years since i pushed my first pixel across a TV screen. What a rush!!! After a lifetime of watching pixels dance on a TV screen, its a MIGHTY…

Read More