Thursday, September 25, 2008
It’s been a while since I updated the blogroll, so here we go again:
My good friend MrsParker has given up the ghost as far as blogging goes, having put all her online energy into Facebook, so I have to bid a fond farewell to her space on the blogroll. As soon as you’re blogging again ‘Nit, you’re right back in there!
• Probably my favourite recent discovery is This Fragile Tent which is consistently imaginative and so easy on the eye, and it has a bit of a Celtic vibe which is always appealling for me
• I’ve been meaning to add Nigel Coles’ The Old Forge for some time. I met Nigel at an Alan Hirsch event earlier in the year, and have enjoyed catching up with his missional musings.
• Lon at Solar Crash also goes in
A few adjustments
• Tony Morgan has shifted to a new home
• Dan Rous is now at House of Rous
• Chris Hinton can now most often be found at Geek-Speak
• Ubertech- man of a thousand blogs ;-) - moves to Faith Life
• Duncan has closed What’s Your Point Caller, and now concentrates all his efforts towards Seven Men
• Jason Clark is now blogging at Deep Church
As always, I’d encourage you to have a a wander towards the various blogs & sites listed…bounce in and join the conversation. If you’ve received a name check here, you might wanna check out the other people who’ve also been mentioned. Chances are there will be some common ground.
This little reshuffle gives me another chance to ramp up my campaign to get Darrin Reeves blogging again. Join the fight, Tweeple.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
A little later in September I’m hoping to head over to Moot – if my diary doesn’t get too rammed – to hear Mustard Seed Associates’ Tom Sine speak..
Tom has just released a new book called The New Conspirators
This should be an interesting evening for all kinds of reasons:
• It’s always good to hear up close what writers have to say about their own work
• An opportunity to see the work of the guys at Moot, a community who seem to be doing some really interesting and creative things
• Another chance to break outside of my tribal box, and hook up with other Jesus followers. I’ve been really encouraged lately when stepping out a little like this. In fact, I’m starting to feel the stirrings of something very special about the opportunities that are coming my way, and the relationships that are quietly building in the background. There’s a feeling of inter-connectedness and authenticity that seems like a God-thing. We shall see…
This London event is free…..but you do have to book your place.
For booking details you can go here
Monday, September 15, 2008
Just a few posts ago I was wishing my niece Victoria "Happy Birthday", and now it's time to celebrate the 18th birthday of the elder of my two nephews, James and Richard.
This week, James hit the important milestone of 18.
James is a man.
A man of honor, and faith, and like all my family, I'm proud to be a small part of their lives.
Walk the way of Jesus, James.
We love you
Friday, September 05, 2008
Check out a really good buddy of mine, Stuart Pendred is a guest on Premier Christian Radio's Breakfast show on Saturday AM (UK time.
We grew up at the same school & Church when we were kids, as part of a tight little group of guys who had such a great time together doing kid stuff.
The interview is scheduled for about 8.20 AM onwards through until the end of the show. Stuart will be having a general chat about hislife and career and then talking about his debut solo album 'Benedizioni'.
Stu is a really top guy, and a good friend. He's been around in my life for a long time, and always has interesting things to say.
Because I've known Stu for such a long time, I feel completly justified in using a completely undignified pic to illustrate this post!
Premier Radio can be found through the channels listed below:
1305, 1332, 1413 MW
Sky Digital 0123
Virgin Media 968
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Just wanted to say a big Happy Birthday to my niece, Victoria who turns sixteen today.
We love you Vic.
Have a great day!
When I met & married Janet, I was blessed to be embraced by her wonderful family, who are now such a large and important part of my life, and are so completely integrated into the world view of my own kids. They are now – without reservation – my family too.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I’m looking forward to a couple of events next month featuring Michael Frost.
First off, on October 10th is next.generation.church: rethinking church, mission and evangelism for the 21st century at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Although it’s apparently designed for “younger” leaders, I’m going to go along anyway!
Secondly, on the following day I’ll head over to the London School of Theology for New church, fad or future?
Should be great to have a couple of days to spend some time listening to one of today’s most respected thinkers - and more importantly, practitioners - in the area of mission.
If the days are even close to as valuable as the day I spent listening to Mike’s writing partner, Alan Hirsch, it will be well worth it.
HT to Frosty for the wonderful pic to illustrate this post…..hope no offence is taken by me cribbing it. I’ve been in two minds whether it was ethically correct to use it without prior permission, but it was so good, I just couldn’t resist m’lud!