Steve Taylor on Postmodern Monasteries

Steve Taylor, who will be publishing his paper on his DownUnderBlog really soon, makes some recommendations for “postmodern monasteries”. • A physical space. I think it needs to be earthed somewhere. It becomes far more meaningful if relationships are physically shared. • Develop a rhythm of prayer, a shared daily spirituality that ensures geeks do…

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Trying to Define the Postmodern Monasteries

Much discussion going on about this. What is the difference between a “monastic” and an “ecclesiastic” model of church? Aren’t monasteries where people go to retreat from life rather than engage? Is the community in Austin a “monastic” structure at all and who cares? Regarding the Austin community, and many of the similar communities in…

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20inch iMac

Now thats an iMac! I got my first and only iMac in March, 2000. Its still going strong and is the hub of our “digital lifestyle”.

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iPod MP3jing

Methodshop.com: “There’s two ways to DJ with an iPod. The first is to go “pure Pod” and set up with two iPods and a mixer. This method is less perfect and more for the crowd’s geek-fun of it all. The mp3j’s doing all the mixing are usually audience members like at noWax or APT. The…

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RSS Feeds

Up early this morning, loading up sites on the RSS News Feeder. I am using Net News Wire as my software of choice. Basically what it does is bring all the web sites and news headlines (and blog titles) to me instead of my chasing down them. Another good reason for all bloggers to switch…

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Lurker of the day: Darrell

Lurker of the day: Darrell. Darrell, who visited my site twice today (according to my stats) and has never left a comment, email or trace of his blog-lurking, just went to a Christian conference in Virginia called WAVE and will be giving a blog-report soon. Hi Darrell.

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Goodbye Lenin and goodbye communism

Holiday today, an anniversary celebration of leaving communisim behind in 1989 and moving on to a new life. Debbie, my red-headed dreadlocked wife, went out and saw “Goodbye Lenin“, an excellent movie dealing with the east/west transition. The movie was in German with Czech subtitles, but Debbie loved it – cheering and laughing and crying…

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Questions about WorldconneX

I have emails already this morning from people inquiring about WorldconneX, the new missions network from BGCT. Here are some questions answered by Keith Parks last week. Q: “What will be your relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the SBC International Mission Board?” A: “We have been in contact with CBF, the IMB and…

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On this day

According to my recently obtained (Mac OsX only) software Back in the Day . . . On this day in 1973, Richard Nixon says “I am not a crook.”

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SXSW next March – Pre-registration

SXSW happens mid-March (12-16 for interactive media), 2004. Registration is 20% off until tomorrow. As you know, I and many of my friends try and go every year and we normally host a multimedia event in Austin to co-incide with the Festival. Well, we really are planning another one for next March and you may…

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Everybody’s Updating

Everybody’s updating their address books online and nobody is doing any work. Except me. I have a pile of emails asking me to update everyones address book and I have been denying them all on the principle that: 1. They should update their own dang address book. 2. I have not been smart enough to…

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WiFi in the House

I finally bought an Airport hub for the house and office. We have been going up to the local park to catch some free WiFi waves for a really long time. But now that winter is coming, we really needed it in the house. Besides that, the modem on our iMac broke and now I…

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Kung-Log Absolutely Rocks

Kung-Log is one sexy piece of software and is about to change the way I write. It may actually help me write my book(s) in blog form. That is, assuming it works. These postings are the first batch of Kung-Log produced blog postings, all written off-line, in an unhurried manner, without recourse to internet expenses…

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In London Again

Here in London again. Wasn’t I just here? i will be on a plane to prague in one hour and it will be good to see the family again.

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Shane drove me around Dallas this morning.

BLURRIED is the blog and Shane is the man, the blogger, my own personal driver today. God blessem’. Shane got me around to the Baptist General Convention of Texas (ya’ll haf ta say it with a Te-e-ax-an accent) for a meeting with some of my favourite people. We had BBQ lunch with Rick and Gus…

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Teaching in Dallas

Emerging Culture Movements was the name of my teaching journey. Lots of missionary type people here and some executives, and a few people who are trying to figure out the way ahead. I talked about the emerging culture, the emerging mind and covered some of the emerging church movements. Although not really in any order.…

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London Rocks

I always love popping into London – getting a sausage roll, drinking the milk, Cadbury’s chocolate. Its one of my favorite places.

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