Thinking about Begbie’s critique on emerging church

What a delightful talk. I blogged a few days ago on Dr. Jeremy Begbie's talk at Wheaton regarding N.T. Wright and the emerging church. Deeply respectful and honoring. In fact, I have given some thought to the three Wrightian themes that Begbie believes emerging church leaders would do well to pay attention to: 1. ASCENSION.…

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Blogging For Profit

Even if you dont make money from your blog, Darren and Chris will help you blog better. And the new updated Problogger book, just released today, will bring you up to date. As for me, I am removing Google ads from my site again because I hardly make any money off them and because, despite…

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Holy Spirit Movement: We need a miracle

Dave Gibbons at Exponential last week said that the nomenclature in the church world has shifted over the last 20 years from megachurch to multisite to movement. Good observation, although I would add that many of us shifted over to “movement in the mid 1990’s thanks to teachers like John Robb, Thom Wolf and David…

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More random things

1. The Lord’s Prayer in Elvish 2. Twible. Jana Reiss is twittering her way through the Bible in one year. 140 characters or less each morning, just as USA Today told us. Check out #twible on twitter. 3. Name the movie. Daniel Downey gave me permission to blog the intriguing email he sent me this…

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Anglicans in the Global South: 80/20

Chris Sudgen of Anglican Mainstream shared this morning on email: “The Global South Communique speaks of the Global South being “the vast majority of the active membership of the Anglican Communion”. A review of the statistics available would bear this out and gives a percentage of about 80 percent. On the Anglican Communion Office website…

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Free iPhone apps from Baker Beltz

My friend Baker Beltz from Denver is releasing another stress-relieving iPhone app this weekend. Zen Particle Toy a free download until Monday. Get this one and the Dreamtime Racer from his website or look for Baker Beltz on your phone’s apps. iphone, app, dreamtime racer, zen particle toy

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Begbie: N.T. Wright and Emergent Ecclesiologies

As I was walking through the high desert mountains of North Africa this morning with a German army shovel in my hand, looking for a suitable place to dig a toilet, I was listening to Dr Jeremy Begbie on my ipod. He was talking at Wheaton about the "eschatology" of N.T. Wright, which he pronounces…

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John MacArthur on Exponential

No, John MacArthur is not, I repeat NOT, at the Exponential conference and if he was, he wouldn’t be headed off for a beer with all you backsliders! But if you want to really know about the heart of the exponential idea, I suggest you listen to John MacArthur’s superb message last week at TG42010…

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Come over to Macedonia and help us!

He he. I always wanted to say that. Its what a man said to the Apostle Paul in a vision. It worked too. Paul went over to Macedonia and sure enough, there was a WOMAN waiting for him [was God being TRICKSY??] and things started happening. Well, we are gathering young church planters, missional entrepreneurs…

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Traveling and NOT stranded at airports

In case you were wondering, NO we are not stranded by airport closures . . . YES we are still traveling . . . BECAUSE we travel by road these days, city by city, country by country, bringing our kitchen and bed with us. Its not as fancy but we get there. Its a LOT…

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Bruce Waltke and Evolution: Just one thing I wanna know

I have followed the resignation of Professor Bruce Waltke that resulted from his pro-evolution talk on the video, the stories and explanations about what was said on the video, the bloggers speculating on the impact of the video. Now maybe I am shallow, or too curious, or maybe its the blogger in me . .…

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Chuck Swindoll on the emerging church

I just left a comment on Chuck Swindoll’s blog. Dang! I didn’t know he even had a blog until now. Its called Insight for Living, like his ministry. The man is a LEGEND and I have read so many of his books its ridiculous. He was also my pastor in the 80’s and my wife…

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Kevin Prosch and the Peppercorns

Back in 1998, Kevin Prosch and the Peppercorn Band stayed with us in the Redwoods of California. Our community was full of young hippy kids and rastas who had given their lives to Jesus and were getting off drugs and starting a new life. The Peppercorn Band and Kevin totally rocked. Great energetic worship. Just…

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Green shoots are sprouting everywhere

“I do not trust SPECTACULAR things. Give me the seed growing secretly every time.” Roland Allen ———————————————– “Did you know that couch grass and potatoes, and other rhizome based organisms, do not reproduce? Instead they find dark empty places and export their roots into them, maintaining unity, but allowing growth and new life. If there…

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Exponential 2010: Attend or Avoid?

Exponential promotes itself as “the largest gathering of church planters on the planet”. I was there a few years ago. It REALLY IS large, just like it says, and a great networking experience. Lots of my friends were there including some bloggers. REASONS TO ATTEND EXPONENTIAL 2010 1. Its a fun event and extremely well…

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10 ways to stop watchdoggers from barking

There’s another breed of watchdoggin’ bloggin’ out there. You are already familiar with the normal watchdog blogs that protect God’s church from the scum of the blogosphere by posting daily about how far the church has moved into Babylon. They do this in a general way, occasionally picking on a few individuals [like the evil…

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Whats happening in the church, NOW?

My comments on today’s World Mag article on the death of the Emerging Church. Firstly, I didn’t kill it. Really. I was framed. Secondly, Anthony Bradley does a great job on the article and is reeling in a ton of comments. Well done! Although the comments do seem to degenerate into a little group of…

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Making a Difference by watching TV

TV is suddenly better than movies. It used to suck. I refused to watch “Friends” and all those other 20-something shows that all looked the same. But then came Alias, Heros, and of course, Lost. And TV was cool again. We don’t regret giving our TV away because we dont have room for it as…

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Poland. Pray.

Andrzej Horza, a dear friend of mine in Poland, asked for prayer for the families of those involved in the plane crash. As well as the President of Poland, a number of religious leaders also perished. Christianity Today has a good article on who some of those leaders were. Our roundtable for leaders was hosted…

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