winter_road.jpg For those who like the riddles: what do you get when your parakeet flies into the blender? Shredded tweet. Okay, seriously…

Overheard — the motto of Christianity nowadays is “And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is truth.”

“Where could you take Jesus to church and not feel like you had to explain it to him?” — Jim Henderson (good article, with the “line of the day” according to Mike Todd)

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
And the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honours the servant
And has forgotten the gift — Albert Einstein

And on with the linkage…

  1. Sir Edmund Hillary, a Life in Pictures
  2. 2007 Darwin Awards
  3. Robbymac resumes a tale of two characters with a great insight on leadership in Familiarity, Contempt & the Way of the Barkeep
  4. Another fourfold division of emerging church types
  5. Brian McLaren on the Kingdom of God: “How would affect followers of Christ today – in the US and around the world – if we really “got” the message of the kingdom of God? I believe that it would be revolutionary. Everything would change.”
  6. Outstanding poetry by John Frye: Broken Bread …brief thoughts that leave you filled.
  7. Pagan Christianity Review Index
  8. Enough, already… Artificial Intelligence:
    [D]uring a private conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, [George W.] Bush “all but disowned” the agencies’ Dec. 3 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. A “senior administration official who accompanied Bush” on the trip confided… that Bush “told the Israelis that he can’t control what the intelligence community says, but that [the NIE’s] conclusions don’t reflect his own views.” The NIE—which was signed by all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies—concluded “with high confidence” that Iran had “halted its nuclear weapons program” back in the fall of 2003.

  9. Christine Sine has some thoughts on Sunday as sabbath
  10. Ed Stetzer on CNN
  11. For anyone who does presentations: Ten Questions With Garr Reynolds
  12. David Fitch: On the Way of Generative Conflict – Leadership as Mutual Submission (Eph 5:21)
  13. Don’t miss Spiritual gifts and the corporate governance mindset… an insightful stab at the connecting-of-dots. Follow up with Many noticed, few listened: this pair is some of the best stuff this week.
  14. Bill Kinnon on hungering for community
  15. The answer to a question I didn’t think people were asking: Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over
  16. More on the Gospel of Judas. One scholar says Jesus literally calls Judas a demon… but then she blows her credibility by calling the gospel a satirical parody instead of just recognizing that it is a Gnostic text. Her translation is suspect, in my mind. Still, the article led me to National Geographic’s Time Line of Early Christianity, which is more interesting.
  17. This caught my eye on the newsstand… sad, stark: North Dakota ghost towns speak of an irreversible decline.
  18. Makeesha’s Parable
  19. From my “unfinished reading” pile, Pat Loughery’s A Celtic Community Way of Life
  20. Overcoming the Fear of Christianity’s Past
  21. Thinking About Mission – Transformed in the enacting of Luke 10:1-12. (our text from the Seabeck missional order conversation).
  22. Speaking of missional orders, David Fitch suggests the formation of missional orders as a means of planting churches.

Alright, that ought to hold you for this weekend… tune in next week, same bat-time, same bat-channel.

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