USA – Catch Me If You Can

For those of you looking to catch up with me over the next week, here’s a brief schedule for my time in USA Las Vegas: Saturday and Sunday (Sep 20-21)- Hear me speak at GodBlogCon which is part of BlogWorldExpo. More info. Las Altos: Monday (22): Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday party in Silicon Valley for…

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What Streams May Come: The Missional Church in an Internet Age

BlogWorldExpo starts this Friday in Las Vegas and it should be an absolute HOOT. 200 speakers and I am one of them. My session is Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm at S210, Room 231. Look for me as part of the GodBlogCon stream. Darren Rowse, my Aussie mate who started ProBlogger.net, is speaking at the same…

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Orissa Stories

Baptist News reports that violence continues in Orissa as Christian are killed by radical Hindus. We have been talking about a trip to India in the near future so this is quite disturbing. My first post has more links.

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5 things we got wrong

5 Things we Got Wrong in the Emerging Missional Church, by Mark Sayers 1. FAILED TO DEFINE WHAT WE MEAN BY ATTRACTIONAL 2. FAILED TO DEFINE WHAT WE MEAN BY INCARNATIONAL 3. BEING OVERLY DEFINED BY A REACTION TO MASS CULTURE 4. FAILING TO UNDERSTAND LOW FUEL TANK FAITH 5. WEDDING OURSELVES TO GEN X…

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2008 Non Profit Tagline Awards

Memphis Theological Seminary won in the Non-Profit Tagline Award for 2008 in the religion and spirituality sector with this. # Religion & Spiritual Development: Grounded in tradition…Open to the Spirit—Memphis Theological Seminary And the winners for the various non profit sectors are: # Arts & Culture: Where Actors Find Their Space —NYC Theatre Spaces #…

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4 Spiritual Journeys from the 1990’s

Futurist Guy Brad Sargent, in a birthday gesture last week, has dug out some of my teaching material from the mid 90’s. Brad wrote a book on our ministry in San Francisco called “Godspace 4 the New Edge” (out of print) and in the book he shows a diagram of postmodern subcultures and the various…

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Environmental Impact and Our Philanthropic Footprint

Alex Steffen suggests 3 new rules of major philanthropy in his article Our Philanthropic Footprint: 1. Practice holistic assessment. 2. Seek transformative impact. 3. Offer utter transparency Holistic assessment must deal with environmental impact of our investment and here is where I see a storm coming for Christian ministries and Foundations that have not given…

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Festivals as a Way Forward.

I am writing an article today about Slot Art Festival. I really love Festivals and see them as a way of the future for other continents as well as Europe. Which is why our family has been involved in them for the last decade. There are lots of Christian festivals in Europe that act as…

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Culture 11

“One of the reasons we started Culture11 was to provide an online destination where cultural conservatives could reunite content and community. I believe this is the future of new media.” Joe Carter on why he has left Evangelical Outpost to become managing editor for a new site called Culture 11. Great looking site, Joe! Hope…

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9/11

In the way of Despair.com and their demotivational posters, but without the sarcasm, Mean Dean is posting a series of 7 posters dealing with the 9/11 tragedy. The first one is called Horror nand you can progress through to number 7 (Resolve), exploring the range of emotions along the way. I was in Berlin on…

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Emerge-ed and The Great Emergence

The Great Emergence? Phyllis Tickle talking about The Great Emergence in this interview with Read the Spirit. You may want to read my early review of her excellent book. Phyllis is still using that term “emerging” but in a wider sense, historically and geographically, as many of us have been doing. In her interview, she…

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Neue Media – Aaron Linne on Blogging

Good article on blogging by Aaron Linne from LifeWay. Although it might be a thinly disguised advertisement for Lifechurch and Lifeway, the look and feel of this ultra-cool e-zine is superb and worth a look. To read “Neue Media”, go to this premiere issue of Neue Quarterly, page 47, and then hit full screen. Enjoy.…

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Understanding Google Chrome Through Comics

Excellent comic available on the Google site that explains the thinking behind Chrome, their new browser that is not yet available for Mac. [Dang! I am still waiting for Lively for Mac!] I recognized Scott McCloud as the artist immediately. I bought his book Understanding Comics many years ago which I thought was excellent. It…

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Stuff on the Blogosphere

– PJ Miller brings up the Complimentarianism Issue in the USA: “The Southern Baptists are being asked how they can deny women the opportunity to lead/pastor a congregation but can support a woman as vice-leader [or possible leader some day] of a nation.” Do they have, as someone else is suggesting, a double standard? –…

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My Birthday Today – Want to give me a gift?

My birthday today. I had a big bath, coffee with real cream and now my kids are going to make crepes for me. If they get their lazy butts up, that is. Mum from Australia just called and I chatted with my sister. And there are 20 [now 50+] birthday messages on my FaceBook wall.…

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You Might Be A Faith-Blogger IF . . .

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy, I was just thinking up some ideas for my session at GodblogCon in a few weeks when I teach on the missional church in the internet age. You might be a faith blogger, I was thinking . . IF . . . – if you sit in the back…

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The New Atheists

I just reposted a 2 year old post on new atheism because it got messed up. I also added a few new links to update it.

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On Going Fourth

So it’s like 3 FLIPPIN’ A.M. and I cant sleep and my mind is churning over and I am solving the worlds problems when I should be snoozing. Again. I have recently requested some funds for a number of social enterprises. What was keeping me up was the measurement criteria for a global mission fund…

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Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly

Steve Salyards has the skinny on the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly that starts today. Interesting to see the amount of social media used. “If you have not picked up on the buzz, the excitement level is rising for the annual National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland which begins on Friday in…

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Foursquare on the Missional Conversation

After having an interesting discussion with a Foursquare pastor who I met when I spoke at their gathering of leaders a few years ago in Switzerland, I should point to a fantastic little resource page on their site called Missional Conversation. It deals with their engagement with the emerging church but uses a wide brush,…

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