Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekend Wanderings

I've been off and on lately with my weekend links posts. That's because my weekends have been very busy with travel and other such stuff this summer. To prove the point, there will not be a post next weekend because Jan and I will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary in the Georgia mountains, and while I probably will have internet access, I won't have the time.

Anyway, enjoy these links:

Eric Carpenter is (not) looking for the perfect church.
Brant Hansen has another blog post from Jesus.
Dan Edelen doesn't see "I" in "church."
Andy Stager has some wise words.
Jared Wilson is in tight.

Fear and trust.
Reconsider Jesus.
God speaks in life's silences.
Rebuking the Devil.
Not knowing everything.

Nate Pruitt doesn't read his Bible every day.
Henri Nouwen on organizing.
Alan Knox on reciprocity.
Kansas Bob asks who speaks for you.
Arthur Sido on dancing with Caesar.

"Biblical" or Gospel?
You have got to be kidding me!
Christian values.
Christianity and nationalism.
Perfect Christian syndrome.

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

World Vision Wednesday

World Vision is having a 4 for 1 sale on mosquito nets! Any gift given to provide bed nets for children in Africa will be multiplied four times.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekend Wanderings

It's Fathers' Day here in the sunny South, as it is in the rest of the country. I am grateful for the two wonderful children the Father has blessed me with, and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Pray for the folks in Colorado who have lost homes, and in some cases loved ones, in the fires there. It's more contained, but there is still a fair bit of danger for many.

Here are the links:

Swanny wants a cliche free church.
Frank Viola rethinks sickness.
Kansas Bob on the ordinary presence of God.
Dan Edelen didn't go to church.

The temple.
iMonk classic.
Vindicated, or not.
But what do you do?

Zack Hunt on Stephen Colbert.
Just one more thing.
Josh Daffern on committees.
Grace versus indulgence.

What did Jesus look like?
A post on the information collection controversy.
Jesus is the great High Priest.
This is pretty amazing.

Have a blessed week!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend Wanderings

The school year has ended and there is much rejoicing. The students are pretty happy as well. It is thunderstorm season, and already those storms have spawned tornadoes around the country. Hurricane season is also here, and the first tropical storm of the year has made its way up the east coast.

After a few weeks off, here are the links:

1 Corinthians from a different angle.
Missing purpose.
Scaling gracefully.
Power play.
Craziness.

Diane Nienhuis asks a good question.
A poem from Damaris Zehner.
Whitney Foreman on forgiveness.
Todd Hiestand on handling conflict.
Zack Hunt on the Bible.

No king but Caesar?
Culture > Vision.
Tale.
Pervasive mutuality.
Craft time Christianity.

I don't know. This goes a bit too far, if you ask me.
Wayward Son has control issues.
Neil Braithwaite on the rich young pastor.
From Scot McKnight: What is love?
Joel Miller on the Bible's most highlighted verse.

Have a blessed week!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

World Vision Wednesday

Here is an artcile on the World Vision blog about the work that has been done in Tanzania to restore a bit of the creation.

Monday, June 3, 2013

What's Neglected in Worship

This morning, Josh turned me on to this article on the tendency of the church to neglect the reality of tragedy as a part of worship, instead turning to a form that gives the impression that the Christian life is all sweetness and light. I wonder if we try to forget the stuff of life in our worship because we really don't trust God to redeem every part of our life, and don't really believe God's heart is good toward us.

A Poem: Home Again

I wrote this one a couple weeks ago. HOME AGAIN It’s been said that you can’t go home again I decided to see for myself, so ...