I’ve been remiss with my random linkage the last few weeks, and may nearly be guilty of some form of blog neglect, of “failing to provide the necessities of blog-life” or something. But still. I’ve had a few things percolating and a few links collecting, including a couple of images, the first of which is as seen on BHT. The next one is via Mike Todd and takes a pretty decent stab at putting the whole thing in perspective.
But. We step over this way to the linkage, which includes some nice video selections and a variety of other… material, the seriousness of which may be said to vary somewhat. But there’s some gems in here. Enjoy.
- Kingdom Grace has some good notes on Pseudo-leaders. Follow that up with Glenn Hatcher’s note to leaders about Why I can’t follow you any more…
- Bill Kinnon goes link-heavy about Moving the Missional Conversation Forward…in Canada
- Wolfgang Simpson’s new book (free download) says the church is “moving from church to Kingdom as our legal base; moving from pastoral, teacher-based & evangelistic to apostolic and prophetic foundations; and departing from a market-shaped behaviour to a kingdom-shaped economy.”
- Getting started early on the end-of-year, end-of-decade predictions, TSK says that in the next decade, the Church Will Revisit the 1930’s.
- Newsflash: Internet Use Doesn’t Lead to Isolation — but I think us Netizens have been saying that for a while already.
- Missional/Attractional, summed up
- Why Dogs Don’t Like Halloween
- Best Christian T-Shirt Like, Ever?
- The Urban Saint: The Harry Lehotsky Story
- Church Leader Look Alikes (some of these are a little disconcerting)
- Now, for those who are needing a bit of assistance in appropriate worship techniques for Pentecostal and charismatic meetings, you may find this helpful:
- What the Church Can Learn from Sesame Street (via)
- German Architect Asks: Why Build High Rises When We Can Build Mountains? Yes, a literal mountain proposed for the site of Berlin’s Tempelhof airport. “architect Jakob Tigges’ 1,000 meter-high structure would be the largest artificial mountain in the world.” (Yes, that’s much taller than all the artificial mountains I’m familiar with.)
- Jonny Baker points out a series on ways into small missional communities: starting out in company // what's the big idea // beginning to live a simple pattern // finding the spirit of the community // being shaped by our setting // small is good // eating drinking together // finding a name
- Spreeder — an online speed-reading training tool. Cool. Gleaned from AoM’s How to Speed Read Like Theodore Roosevelt
- And also from AoM, How to Escape a Sinking Car
- That’s some restaurant tab! (how the other half lives)
- Seth Godin: Upside vs. downside — I wonder, is this basically how the gospel morphed in many circles from being primarily positive (eternal life) to being negative (avoid hell at all costs)? Well, I’m sure it’s what keeps a lot of churches locked in overconservatism.
- In honour of Sesame Street’s 40th, here’s Feist:
- And 20 years ago this week, the Berlin Wall fell, dealing a death blow to Communism.
- I quite enjoyed Andrew Jones’ Reformation Day post: Why I’m Not A New Calvinist, By One Guy Who Should Be. Can anyone else resonate?
- Lastly, a linkless entry: this one’s about the ongoing debate about whether or not “virtual” church is “valid” or “real” or whatever. Let me say this: yes, I actually meant to use quotation marks in the previous sentence. And I think both sides of the debate are missing a very fundamental point… but this is something about which I really must write a full post rather than just tossing out some random links to various parts of the debate, none of which in my view gets down to considering a critical point that may be at the heart of the matter. But that’s just a teaser. Naughty me.
And on that note, I’m going to quit here and go and try to get some writing done.