chain-link-fence.jpg It’s chain-link fence. Random linkage. Yeah, I know, if I have to explain it… but anyway, on to the further ado that leads into the random acts of linkage:

* Braggart: One who puts his feats in his mouth.
* Kindred: Fear of relatives.
* What do you get if you cross a cocker spaniel, a poodle, and a rooster? Answer: A cockapoodledoo!
* What did the rabbit say when he fell into a hole filled with water? Answer “Oh, well.”
* Why was the weeping willow weeping? Because he was so unpoplar.
* Why did the algae and and the fungus get married? They took a lichen to each other.
* Why did the farmer teach his livestock to play poker? He wanted to see the 3 billy goats bluff
* Why did the hen sit on an axe? She wanted to hatchet.
* Why does a dog chase his tails? He wanted to make ends meet.
* Why are you always welcome in the “Show Me” state? Because Missouri loves company.
* They say laughter’s the best medicine. No way, my doc would’ve billed me for it.
* What do you get if you light a duck’s tail? A firequacker.

It’s been a busy week, but I’ve got a few links stored up despite not getting a lot of blog-reading time.

  1. Phyllis Tickle: Re-defining “church” and “Church”
  2. Paul Louis Metzger is blogging now (Recall Metzger from his book last year, Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church)
  3. Christine Sine issues An Invitation to join me in Getting Ready For Lent and Easter. The “me” being actually “her” rather than “me”. This one promises to be good — I know that Christine has a heart for recovering some of the significance of lent.
  4. The Top 5 rich people most likely to pull off being Batman
  5. Missional People Watching — how knowing someone’s eye colour is non-missional.
  6. Choosing My Religion: Ed Stetzer on the latest Barna Group research, which says that the majority of Americans are no longer defaulting to Christianity as their religion of choice. Who knew? ;^)
  7. Commentary: this sign appears on the door of every fire hall in San Francisco. Just stare at it a minute, I don’t need to say any more.
  8. Andrew Jones is lending out 150 Emerging Church Books — speak up now. (It’s because books can’t fly)
  9. Stephen Shields has a great piece in The Next Wave: Ten Years Out: A Retrospective on the Emerging Church in North America

Seriously — head over and check out Missional Tribe. We’re having some good fun over there. Lots of good discussion in the forums and groups, and plenty of blog posts showing up regularly. We hit 300 members in the first 9 days, and are sitting at just over 130 blogs there now. Go on the prowl looking for good missional stories… these are what we most hope to gather through the effort.

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