Month: December 2009

Friday Photo

Defiant. Aluminum will not break down on its own. It may deteriorate but it would be better to recycle. Whomever cast this can aside was defiant of the need to care for creation. And, in a more subtle way to characterize the photo as defiant, it reminds of the … Continue reading

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The Tall(skinnykiwi) on the Manhattan Declaration

As many of you I have read with interest the divergent responses and reactions to the Manhattan Declaration. Some found agreement enough in the big 3 issues the document seeks to rally support around. Others found the strange-bedfellows too much to abide. Still more thought the idea ill-conceived. That … Continue reading

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Joy Expressed – Thoughts from the Edge

Sometimes we face life experiences that slap us in the face. For any number of reasons people oppose us. On other occasions what we believe is undermined by those who mock our convictions. And, we may face the ruptures among friends who would be leaders in our own self-selected … Continue reading

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Kinnon Goes Ultimate Fighter

Bill Kinnon addresses one of the consequences of “church celebrity culture.” In his recent post, “I Should Be Shocked,” Bill calls into question what some mean by missional and the unusual practices that occur when we get the notion wrong. At the very least, “missional” should be … Continue reading

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Al Mohler’s Postmodern Turn (off) of John Franke

Al Mohler reads John Franke through his deeply embedded cultural, linguistic systems to such a committed degree he seems to be missing John Franke. In other words, when one is accustomed to culture warring where disagreement is expected it is difficult to give any space for the Other/other. Even … Continue reading

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