Book: Out of Bounds Church?

UPDATE: Good review at A-Team Blog (ORIGINAL POST) I read a GREAT book in the bath this morning: The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change, by Steve Taylor of Emergent Kiwi Blog. Steve is a baptist pastor, and has completed a PhD in postmodern worship,…

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Geekness and the Fear of Death

My son is a geek. This is how i know. When I ask him what time it is, he goes looking for a computer, no matter how many clocks are on the wall. Last week I saw him start up a computer and wait for it to boot up, just so he could see what…

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Out of the Question (Book)

Len Sweet is ripening with age. His latest book, Out of the Question . . Into the Mystery is a far cry from the number-crunching “Soul Tsunami” and more subtle than the poppy “Carpe Manana”. Its a grey-blue minor-key book that finds its power in the pure simplicity of the discipled life, rather than catchy…

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Books: Sweet and McNeal

2 new books that look worth buying. No Skinny review here, because THE PUBLISHERS DID NOT SEND ME ANY FREE COPIES OF THEM (HINT) but here they are anyway . . . Out of the Question by Len Sweet. Check out the tasteful website for this book. And Coop is raving about Reggie McNeal’s The…

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Stumbling Toward Faith next Monday

Monday 6 September right here!!!!!!! Public appearance by blogger Renee Altson on this blog and at Suddenly Seminary space at Habbo. Appearances on other blogs have started already. This is a really interesting mix between the publishing world and the blog world. Great to see us all collaborate. Renee will talk about her new book…

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The Skinny on Carson’s Emerging Church Tapes 1.2

I heard the great Don Carson attempt a critique at emerging church. But he ended up spanking an early skeptical de-constructive postmodernist thought that is linked with existentialism and moral relativism. And as I listened, I felt a welt on my backside, reddening and swelling. And for the life of me, I could not piece…

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Bible Typos

Notorious Typos in the Bible – One of the famous ones: Exodus 20:14: “Thou shalt commit adultery.” 1631 King James version.

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Jesus in Beijing

Jesus in Beijing – new book by Aikman: “the intellectual center of gravity for Christianity may move decisively out of Europe and North America as the Christianization of China continues and as China becomes a global superpower…”

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Rapture Culture

“What most intrigues Hendershot about the $4-billion-per-year “Christian lifestyles industry” is how the evangelicals in it negotiate the injunction to be “in the world but not of it.” – A quote from Marketing the Messiah, a review of 2 new books about “Rapture Culture” and evangelicals.

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God Sells

Metromix.com: God Sells in This Week’s Best-Seller List

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Imitation Of Christ for Lent

Let Thomas a’ Kempis take you through Lent. Some of us are working through his book, “The Imitation of Christ” which is sent out to our RSS news readers. Or you can just go to ourdailyblog.com and get the daily chapter.

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Christian Booksellers and Pomos

want to change the world of Christian publishing? Brad Sargent is asking a few of us to take a look at CBA’s thoughts on pomo books, or at least what kind of books to try to sell to postmoderns. Its a gold mine of information on current thought and challenges, and really fun to read.…

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the secret of my other sites

hey – sorry about the password protection issue yesterday. my blog editing software send the photo to one of my password protected blogs and was trying to link to it. all fixed now. so why do i have other sites that are protected? well, as you may know, i have been working on a writing…

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Residual Church and Emerging Church

I was up again at 4 this morning, reading and surfing, drinking way too much tea, refusing to shave or look good as a part of my Sunday morning ritual. I was reading “Aftershocks: the End of Style Culture”, (by Steve Beard) in the bathtub and I stumbled on his unpublished PhD dissertation fragment from…

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Regarding Erwin McManus’s Book “Uprising”

I just posted a response on Amazon to the issue of Erwin McManus’ book Uprising: “‘Uprising’ looks like an excellent book and I will order it soon. You need to know that the review of Nov 4th is from someone using my name (and spelling it incorrectly) and is not willing to give his real…

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Erwins Book Review and Andrew Joneses

Some people have asked me if that is me revewing Erwins book on Amazon. Answer:No – it is someone else pretending to be me and creating division in the body of Christ. I have contacted Amazon. BACKBLOG: Ok. I just found the review. I think the guy is too chicken to give his own name…

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Proverbs translated in our bedroom

The Scribe in our basement is now the Scribe in our bedroom. Space at our place is scarce and Sasa Flek has moved his desk and office into our bedroom for the time being. No problem – He arrives for work at 8am and leaves at 5pm. No . . . he is not there…

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