I hold an ever growing conviction that to follow the Way of Jesus is to participate in bringing about the Kingdom of God wherever you see it is at work. Of course that happens through intentional church ministries, but the kingdom of God is not limited to that.
One example of this would be Twestival:
On 12 February 2009 100+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.
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This is part of a series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system.
While David Allen’s Getting Things Done has shaped a lot of my workflow, my efforts at implementing a weekly review have been half-hearted. For more than a year, I’ve scheduled an appointment with myself every Monday morning for a weekly review.… Read more
It’s been over four years since I sat down with Jeff for a conversation that would mark me for the better.
Jeff had been in my high school ministry. Now, a few years out of high school, he was struggling with his church experiences. Jeff was always a writer, and he had written a book manuscript — a memoir about some of the questions he was having about church.… Read more
We have an old Mac Mini attached to the TV in our family room. We use it as a media server for music and some kids movies, and lately it’s been handy for watching streaming movings on Netflix. But, it has been most useful for our Sunday Gatherings. I have Keynote installed on the Mac Mini, and I use it to show Scriptures or other talking points in our discussions.… Read more
As often happens with the new year, I find I have a renewed willingness to rethink everything. This ranges from the larger looming questions of life goals and purpose, all the way down the practical minutiae of how I structure my days and workflow.
In particular, I’ve been revisiting the contexts that I use in OmniFocus.… Read more
With the official release of Things (and the expiration of the free betas), there has been ongoing chatter from those trying to decide which GTD app to use: Things or OmniFocus. Things last beta, and a promotional discount, are ending tomorrow, so I know many are trying to decide which way to go.… Read more
Every nation has a peculiar contribution to make to the interpretation of Christianity. The Son of man is too great to be expressed by any one portion of humanity. Those that differ from us most will probably contribute most to our expression of Christianity.” — E. Stanley Jones (once again, 80 years ago) in The Christ of the Indian Road
This quote wraps up a prominent theme in my own Christian journey over the last few years.… Read more
This week, Creativityist is celebrating our first birthday. The thumbnail to the right is a peek back at the first site design and the introductory post: Creativityist…one who practices creativity.
I started the blog with a few ideas, and a dark fog lingering beyond them. Today, I have a few more ideas, and the dark fog is still hanging just over yonder.… Read more
In November, N.T. Wright gave a series of talks at the Harvard University Graduate Student Christian Fellowship entitled Reconstructing Hope. Here’s a link to each talk:
I appreciated the content of the lectures, but what made it worth my time (and yours) the Q&A that followed each.… Read more
The quote I just posted came from E. Stanley Jones’ reflections on a conversation he had with Gandhi (as recorded in The Christ of the Indian Road). Jones, who befriended Gandhi as a missionary in India, asked the great leader what would be required for Christianity to be “naturalized” in India.… Read more
we are inoculating the world with a mild form of Christianity, so that it is now practically immune against the real thing. Vast areas of the Christian world are inoculated with a mild form of Christianity, and the real thing seems strange and impossible.” — E. Stanley Jones (80 years ago) in The Christ of the Indian Road
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This morning, Tim Keller’s apologetic work, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism came to my mind in one of those random and varied thought chains that I find myself in. Often.
You have those too, right?
Please tell me yes.
The next thought in the chain was alarm that I did not include this book in my Favorite Books of 2008 post a few weeks ago.… Read more
The Christ of the Indian Road is an 80 year old text written by E. Stanley Jones, a Methodist missionary to India in the first half of the 20th Century. He describes the use of a phrase in dialogue with some Indian leaders that later became the title of this book:
I talked to them of my Master.
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the ethic envisioned by the New Testament writers is not an impossible ideal. If we fail to live in obedient responsiveness to their moral vision, that is because of a failure of imagination — or perhaps a lack of courage — on our part.” — Richard Hays in The Moral Vision of the New Testament… Read more