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photo by alexkon The attempt to codify “emergents” is getting almost laughable. The whole “they are…”, “they think…”, “they don’t believe…” started out being not a big deal - just ignorance right? Then it got offensive, then just plain annoying and now it’s just funny. I can see all those trying to peg us down running [...]
I would be remiss if I didn’t present the tension of this day - celebration for most, mourning for many - a tension that still exists and has not been remedied much by we who live on a land that is not our own. Ariah posted the day of mourning speech by Wamsutta, September 10, 1970. [...]
Life is indeed a mysterious and endless journey on a path that often leads “who knows where?”. Every Thanksgiving, I find myself stumbling over a large turkey who, sounding not unlike Nixon strangely enough, reminds me that I need to pause more often and create more space in my soul for thankful expressions. So here [...]
In honor of my all time favorite holiday I’m participating in John’s meme 1. Write down five things that you’re thankful for. 2. Tag five friends who you’d like to see participate in this meme. 3. (Optional) Include a link to this post and encourage others to place a [...]
I had to update my spam protection plugin for the new theme (which isn’t finished yet by the by) so if you had tried to comment before and weren’t able to, that’s why. sorry. I’m obviously too busy to post right now but I should be back in full form soon.
I upgraded my wordpress version - I’m sure there will be lots of required tweaks - not the least of which is my theme. So just be aware.
by Fred Peatross First, an apology. I agreed to read and review this book that Fred so generously sent me and it has taken me an embarrassingly long time to do it. I apologize to Fred for this. If the missional movement were to have a clear, concise and fresh handbook, this book would surely be it. [...]
I’m getting to the point where I’m going to have to start making some priority choices regarding what to do with my time. I have lots of ideas and responsibilities and then a bunch of other peripheral stuff clinging for life to the edges of my reality. I think it’s time to drag in some of [...]