Christmas Greetings to my “Muslim” Hackers

As you might know, I was hacked about two weeks ago, right after the blog post where I suggested ISIS-Daesh are not real Muslims. The hackers have continued daily to bring down all my websites and they are still rattling around inside my servers and files even as I write this. This was one of their…

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Make your own Kitschy Bible Verse Poster

I just love those retro sky-cloud-light posters with an out-of-context Bible verse in the middle, as if God was speaking from behind the cloud. I saw the sky do that thing last week and a poster came to mind. I cant think of a decent Bible verse but maybe you can. Download it here.

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Shall we blog again?

As you know, I shut down this blog nearly 2 years ago and yet I am still getting comments and emails on issues that appear to be relevant regarding HPV jabs, Emergent Village meltdown, the state of the global emerging church despite having moved on from the name, etc If I restarted this blog, right…

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New Blog at tallskinnykiwi.com

Thanks everyone for reading my old blog and walking with me for so long. It was an awsome and rewarding season. Come over to my new blog HQ at tallskinnykiwi.com and watch it grow into something. And please let me know where you are so I can follow your blogs also.

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5 Events at Kirchentag you dont wanna miss

Kirchentag Festival is off with a bang. Not sure how many people came out last night for the Opening Ceremony but estimates have been as high as 300,000. Who knows? Counting church people is a tricky affair, as I have blogged about before, so I will leave it to the experts. Here are my Best…

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In Los Angeles to see blood

  This Sunday I will be at the Brewery Art Walk in Los Angeles to see my friend Kevin do a live art installation based on the Book of Judges. He tells me there will be blood. I told him I will bring my diving mask. It all happens at 3pm at Studio 624. If…

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Can I bleed on your carpet?

A great mystic and dear friend of mine passed away a few days ago. He was not feeling well and laid down on his wife’s lap. He didn’t get up. Steve Malakowsky, or Steve M as most people knew him, was a poet, mystic, a Jeremiah-type prophet, a father and a builder. He was an…

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5 things I am learning about social justice

PassionFest is going well. About 350-400 people here for this Christian based social justice festival. I spoke last night on 5 things I have learned and am learning about social justice. For those of you ask me to blog it, here they are. 1. We won’t solve the problems of our city by loving the…

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Remembering Richard Twiss

My friend Richard Twiss just passed away from a massive heart attack. He was a great man, activist, thinker, a pioneer and spokesperson for First Nations people in general and Native Americans in particular. Cody L. has some good thoughts and links.  I first met Richard 24 years ago in Vancouver, Washington when I was…

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Wilf and Jan and 50 years of marriage

Wilf and Jan Wright have been married 50 years. They invited us to their wedding anniversay and we had a hoot. Their photographer forgot his camera but I had mine – yes someone donated a camera to replace my old Panasonic which was stolen by Christians in Egypt (another story) and I now have an…

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Living Lighter

We just finished volunteering at the Organic River Festival. It’s an amazing thing to set up a village out of nothing, share a great experience with a lot of people, and then pack it all down again.  Highlights were hanging out with young people from Germany and France (WOOFers) who were the main volunteer force,…

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Tapu Te Ranga with Bruce Stewart

“I got out of jail with $25 and a dream”, Bruce Steward, Stuff At the invitation of Bruce Stewart  we are parked up at the amazing urban Marae Tapu te Ranga, a creation of Bruce and friends who built it out of recycled materials in the 1970’s. This “living marae”, which can accommodate 300 people, sits on 24…

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Egypt: 2 Years Later

So it’s 2 years after the historic Protest at Tahrir Square and things are still really really dodgy in Egypt. Some great stories, but much suffering and hardship. As you probably know, we went to Cairo in 2011 during a very difficult patch for the church and were there to witness the historic all night prayer…

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Tallskinnykiwi interview with Frank Viola

My friend Frank Viola just posted an interview he did with me a few months ago. Its about blogging and the early days of Christian blogging. You might have noticed that I have only been blogging once a week at the most and over the past year I haven’t spent much time at all in…

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Catching up

A little catch up with me . .  – Our family has just spent a whole year in a monastery, enjoying the prayers three times daily and being. We leave here in a week or so and will be back on the road, and hopefully with more time to blog and write. It was a…

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Synchroblog: Serving the homeless

This post is part of today’s Synchroblog on Serving Others in the New Year “We can’t solve hunger by throwing cans of food at people. We can’t solve the homeless problem by sentencing vagrants to a life of unaffordable mortgage repayments.” I said that a few months ago, as part of our Worldwide Dinner Party. But…

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25 Years Ago: Shipwreck of the MV Logos

25 years ago the mission ship MV Logos hit a reef in South America. Debbie and I had been sailing on the Logos for 2 years but had left some months before the tragedy. We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of the ship but thankful that our friends on board all got…

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Afternoon tea with Douglas Campbell

Just finished a nice cuppa with Douglas Campbell of Duke Divinity School. Douglas is the author of a whopping 1200 page book called “The Deliverance of God” which Tom Wright says will take readers breath away and, according to one reviewer,  “some enthusiastic readers proclaim Campbell’s book as potentially the most high-impact work on Paul…

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Missions Conference highlights a Third Way regarding indigenous missions and new expressions of church.

December 29th marked the culmination of a great international missions conference. Highlights were a Christmas morning resolution, drafted by the Japanese and Chinese delegates and adopted unanimously, and a long series of talks that dealt with, among other issues, the increasing interest of the gospel among Muslims, Muslim secret believers, indigenous churches, relating to other…

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