After a busy summer, your blog is probably TIRED and floppy and boring like mine is right now. I have two friends that are both great bloggers and both following God. I am talking about Tentblogger and Problogger. Both have courses for you to beat the flab out of your blog and get it back…Read More
If the Teletubbies took holidays . . .
We are in Bulgaria now. On the coast of the Black Sea, near an up-and-coming social enterprise center owned by a friend of mine. Bulgaria rocks! Check out these cool round beach huts at a very retro campground just south of Sunny Beach. Round, colourful, and probably bomb-proof. If the Teletubbies took holidays . .…Read More
Blog a Koran Day. Sep 11, 2011
Last year I started something in response to all the Koran burning nonsense. Instead of “Burning a Koran” I encouraged you to “Blog a Koran” or find a quote from the Koran that you think is meaningful. My post on Sep 11 was called Water for Pilgrims. This year, I will be posting from a Muslim…Read More
Bats in Transylvania
Yep, we are in Transylvaaaania [say it with a drawn-out Dracula accent followed by sadistic laugh], Romaaaania and there really are bats everywhere. At nighttime, anyway. There are a whoppin’ 9 people in our truck and we are zooming across to the Black Sea and then down to visit a ministry in Varna, Bulgaria. Lovely…Read More
Bulgaria and Romania
Hey, we are driving through Romania and Bulgaria (east side). Do you know of any ministries or networks that are emerging among the next generation in these countries that you think I should visit?Read More
It’s been an interesting few weeks in Czech and Germany. Some moments and images below, like visiting getting a tour of a Coptic Orthodox monastery, painting the roof of the motorhome, and blowing bubbles at Freakstock Festival. We are off east today, heading through Austria and Hungary to get to Romania and Bulgaria. Appreciate prayers…Read More
The Emerging Church: Movement or Conversation?
It’s great to see so much conversation on the emerging church. Roger Olsen is pumping out some provocative content. His post yesterday is on the topic of emerging church as a movement [or not]. It’s a movement, dammit! 6 years ago, I was helping 2 other guys to write the Wikipedia stub on “emerging church”…Read More
Perriman on Emerging Church
The evangelical mind has become a closed loop. It has evolved into a ‘Second Life’, a vivid, exotic alternative reality, with its own intrinsic plausibility and coherence but only an approximate and in many respects spurious relationship to the real world. The emerging church, therefore, stands for a deconstruction of this alternative virtual reality and…Read More
Yesterday visited OM Ships headquarters in Mosbach, Germany. My old cabin-mate from the MV Logos, John Satterley, is now helping to lead the ministry of MV Logos Hope. Nice to see him again, Today we are in Kandern, hanging out with Wolfgang Simson, author of The House Church Book and the Starfish Manifesto. Always lots…Read More
Saw a bunch of bands last night at Freakstock Festival in Germany. Triplet, our friends from Portugal, did their final gig after 10 years. Lead singer Jasmin Jones is also performing solo. Psalters rocked everyone again. I saw them in 99 at Cornerstone when they first started. A crazy band who give everything away for…Read More
At the Truck, Freakstock Festival
We are having a great time. Here’s a few of today’s images from around our truck at Freakstock Festival, Germany. Related: Coolest stuff from Freakstock 2010, Freakstock 2009 and 5 Christian T-shirts you see here at Freakstock but will never see in the Bible Belt . . . including this one:Read More
Coptic Monastery Tour
Off to a Coptic Orthodox monastery today for a tour with Bishop Damian. Should be good. Here is Bishop Damien a few years ago teaching my kids about the Egyptian Orthodox cross.Read More
The Nines 2011. Pick Me!
UPDATE: 6:53pm Hey I just received the topics for the Nines and I took a look. Guess what? It’s much more practical and personal this year, compared to 2010 and to what I was thinking. The topics are about family, personal fitness, working with staff, gracefulness with difficult people, etc and NOT even remotely about…Read More
We arrived at Freakstock Festival in Germany and have set up our truck. There is a steady stream of people coming over for coffee and a chat. This festival, organized by Jesus Freaks International, is one of our favorites and our kids insisted we return this year. There was a time when one of my…Read More