Into The Far Country on theology, mission, politics, culture, and...stuff. - page 40

“Matrix” as not a christian movie. I don’t have much time before I have to feed Soren (my 5 five month old son). I absolutely love this friend of mine as my own family, I’ve seen his two sons grow up and everything, he is…

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Lines of convergence: global-urban-postmodern During seminary, as i began to think through the emerging church, i worked through questions of the postmodern, to urban concerns, ending with global ponderings. But through that process i’ve seen that the order of priority for me, and I propose…

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Chapter Three of the search to belong (in my haste i jumped from chaps 2 to 4 w/o 3, so here it is.) Intro Based out of Edward Hall’s identification of the four spaces of human interaction, Joe broadens Hall’s schematic to include not only…

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Chapter Four of the Search to Belong (continued from Thu Nov 6th.) Jumping into chapter four we hear Joe asking, “Why do we promote small groups as the most significant way to build community and congregation? Why have they become a fad of our time?…

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Growth (units) or Growth (tissue) I was recently talking with a friend, who is also a worship leader, about sound equipment, particularly in-ears (headphone/ear-piece monitors, instead of floor monitors). Because they are right in the ear I asked how he could hear the congregation worshipping….

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I was just working through Robert Webber’s Journey to Jesus for a curriculum i’m making for my church and he quoted Ephesians 4:11-16. This talks about the gifting of apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor/teachers to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry.” I…

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Cultural Studies As I mentioned before, I’m starting an adventure into the world of “cultural studies.” (I called it “media studies” before but doing more research I think that it really cultural studies.) My justification for this is below in my “media studies” post but…

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Media studies Spinning off of up/rooted’s last meeting, esp. the discussion of virtual reality and worship, i must voice something that I’ve been thinking for a while. Coming out of my reading in African theology (Theology and Identity) I’ve come to see the necessity of…

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I said last wednesday that I would write a short summary of Joe Myers’ the seach to belong so that I could be sure that I’m understanding him right. (but this may not be short; and i’ll try to distinguish summary of Joe’s thoughts with…

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Here is a a fuller run down of Ed Phillips presentation, which in reality was much better. (referring to previous post) He began by mentioning that one of his current crusades concerning worship/liturgical thought is to rid the phrase “worship experience” from our lexicon. He…

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