French toast, Saturday Morning and the Emerging Church

Saturday morning. I made French toast out of a single pan loaf, like I always do on a Saturday morning. Then I read the text from Kevin Ward’s lecture “It may be emerging but is it church?” and drank some coffee. Then I read Bruce Hamill responding to Kevin Ward with some interesting thoughts on…

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What can Europe learn from India?

“He spoke about multiplying disciples by making them disciple-makers as soon as possible and through that process, they become leaders and church planters. Something that most church planters would agree to, right? However, as we studied Luke 10 (the sending out of the 72 leaders), this key principle emerged. God uses simple, uneducated, unresourced &…

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Chinese blogosphere booming

Why blogs are hot in China – Here are some thoughts from Kato Yoshikazu on the Chinese blogosphere which hit over 100 million blogs in 2007 and is booming out of control. HT: ChurchCrunch “Phenomenally-popular finance blogger Xu Xiaoming was the “hit king” of Chinese blogs in 2008 with 355 million hits. Other statistics predict…

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Virtual Church in the 1940’s

I haven’t had much time to blog or chat in the last week but I did listen in to one chat – the interesting conversation that Shane Hipps ignited during the week about virtual communities through his video. Especially relevant to me because we are less than one month away from the Cyberchurch Symposium in…

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Update on Our Truck and Travels.

We are all working really hard on our 20 year old truck that will be our new home. Yesterday we stuck the first pieces of insulation inside the box and painted the guards. Today we have a group of teenagers helping us. I get to be the foreman. We are still aiming to be on…

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Screenshots

ThisFragileTent on the rise of church attendance in UK From a Slideshare presentation on social media by Jamie. Hey Jamie – what about the blogs???? Follow Friday happens once a week on Twitter. Leaders are also followers. Technorati Tags: twitter

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Charismissional

Charismissional: Robbie Mac throws out a challenge to the charismatics and possibly coins a new word. HT: David Derbyshire. Well done. Lots of charismissionality to you.

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Australian Fire Relief

The fires in Victoria Australia have been a massvie disaster. What to do? 1. Darren Rowse in Melbourne says that SitePoint is offering a sale of any five SitePoint books for $29.95 USD, which is five books for the price of one—and donating 100% of the proceeds to bushfire relief. 2. Cheryl Lawrie tells me…

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Prabhu Guptara on The Global Culture of Debt

Continuing the discussion on a debt-dependent church, check this out . . . “The only cultures which have NOT been marked by debt have been Biblical cultures, and, with the rejection of the Bible, we should expect the return of the culture of debt – indeed the return of culture of debt was and is…

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Larry’s Recession and the Debt-Dependent Church

Larry Burkett's videos were hugely popular when we watched them in the 1980's. He wore the same hideous brown suit for every video which we thought was funny but we also wondered if he only owned one suit to cut expenses. His teaching videos were about living debt-free and managing your money according to Biblical…

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Web Stuff

– Kiva releases API for developers want to create online giving. – Todd Hunter has a new web presence. HT: Jason – Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions offers their lectures online as MP. HT: Dan Wilt

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Money, Debt Recession and the Bible

Two days I ago I was invited to preach at the local Baptist church for this weeks service – which happens in abut 20 minutes. Its not far to walk. My topic will deal with this economic recession and what Jesus taught about money – which was a heck of a lot. More than any…

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The Twittersphere and the Blogosphere

Some Twittersophical thoughts about the Twittersphere and the Blogosphere: – Twitter reminds me of the early blogging days around 2001 where most blog posts were trivial and personal and only occasionally did one write a substantial post that resembled a magazine article. Even more so in the late nineties when i first started blogging. My…

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Remembering Ted Haggard on the blogs.

Nov 3, 2006 Feb 5, 2009 Its been a little over two years since Ted Haggard fell from evangelical grace and created such a buzz on the blogs. The recent blog activity is probably due to a special on American TV last week and appearance on Oprah. A lot of my friends have commented on…

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Events in Europe

If you cant attend these events, at least you can pray for those participating: – This weekend at a secret location in Germany. If you are a young person who has started a number of churches around your country which have become a network, then you are SPECIAL and there is a special weekend of…

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3 New Church Websites to Connect With Others

1. Faith and Leadership – a new site for church leaders from Duke University. Looks really sharp. Really. HT: Jason Byassee who edits and writes for it. 2. Living God’s Dream – a social networking site for Christians from Lee Cacioppo. Nice one Lee – a bit noisy for us older folk but a good…

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Did Southwestern really dump the TULIP men?

I read the story from Wade Burleson and felt the heat from the anti-emerging critics but it smells a bit fishy to me. If its true, it seems the Southern Baptists are going back to their roots as radical reformers. But honestly, i cant imagine them kicking out 5 Calvinists from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary…

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