Thursday, February 27, 2003

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage

Reuters acknowledges Blogs4God, a "semi-definitive list of Christian Blogs" (http://blogs4god.com). Thanks Coop.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

24-7 Prayer

24-7 Prayer update - Last week every minute of every day was filled with intercession in 23 Prayer Rooms around the world.

Monday, February 24, 2003

CERGE-EI

Dr. Jan Sokol, a committed believer, is the candidate for this Friday's election of a new President of the Czech Republic. God's man for the right time? Some of us believe so - pray for sucess this Friday.

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Last thursday evening we had our second Sapphire Training. This is a practical training for people who want to plant Jesus-groups (housechurches, simple churches and organic churches). We were with eight people, which is a nice group. After the meal we had some time to get to know eachother. This is what we did:

We took some chocolate (from Côte d’Or) with questions in the wrapping about friendship. Then we chose someone to share the chocolate with and told that person one thing we were celebrating. We listened to eachothers stories and ate the chocolate together. After everybody had shared something with another person, we gathered again as a group and said the prayer of community:


Lord, we come before you not alone,
But in the company of one another
We share our happiness with each other,
And it becomes greater
We share our troubles with each other,
And they become smaller
May we never be too mean to give,
Nor too proud to receive
For in giving and receiving, We learn to be loved
We encounter the meaning of life, And discover You.


(From: Be our Freedom, by: Terry Falla)

This is a really nice practise to make friends or to celebrate excisting friendships. Feel free to try it yourself. You can let me know what happened here.

Thursday, February 20, 2003

I just ordered Jonny's book.

Phuture Update


Two new articles have been posted to phuture . One is from Dave Fagg entitled Prayer, Movements and Belief II and another by Darren Altclass entitled Doing it. Darrens article takes a look at Mission and challenges us to stop just thinking about it and start doing it.

There's also a new discussion forum asking why Phuture articles on worship and forms of Church are so popular and yet articles written on the topic of Mission have largely gone unnoticed?

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

alt worship book cover hope you don't mind the plug but wanted to share the joy and relief at finally getting the book and cd rom alternative worship out. along with doug gay and jenny brown i have been working on it for a loooong time. i have blogged about it here. for those of you familiar with the 'prodigal project' it's kind of a follow on to that....

.: Tall Skinny Kiwi :.

Tall Skinny Kiwi has some good thoughts on putting the SERVICE back into 'worship service'.

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Gordon MacDonald made an interessting remark. He said that in Germany in the 1930s many pious, bible believing Christians trusted Hitler because they had heard the rumor that he - like them - was reading the moravian paroles (a kind of daily scripture reading very popular to this day). When he started doing things that were not in line with scripture they did not dare to critzize him ("He must be a pious man if he reads the paroles") but said: "Well probably he has access to information that is not available for us therefore he is doing things we simply cannot understand). MacDonalds conclusion: "NO political leader - no matter how much we may sympathize with him must be permitted to do whatever he wants, without us questioning him, simpy because he seems to be inclined towards our beliefs."
i was just putting aubrey to bed and got a glimpse of the fathers love. at one month (and a couple of days) she is tiny, only vaguely aware of what is going on around her and i only really hear from her when she's dirty, hungry, bored or needs someting. every now and then she'll smile or act like she knows who i am or something.

that's kind of how i am with god. the only time i really talk to him is if i have made a mess or need something. sometimes, if things are really good i'll give him a nod.

but i found myself whispering in aubreys ear "I love you soooo much" and knowing that is what the heavenly father is saying to me. "Jason, I love you sooo muuch."

no strings attatched.

i wish i heard from you more but i'll take every second i can get and my heart will swell when i do hear from you.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

welcome to www.culturalshift.net

culturalshift is on today in England. Pray that it goes well. I am not there this year, but i made it to the last two of them.

the axxess community

Brad Cecil of Axxess, Emergentand creator of the Ministry Transition Timeline [take a look] has a birthday today - have a good one, Brad!

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Los Angeles youth group to hold (prayer) vigil for Michael Jackson

According to this Yahoo news report, a group of LA youth known as Right Way Youth Activities will hold a prayer vigil at the Hollywood Walk of Fame because they believe Michael Jackson might commit suicide.

This article is inspiring for the innovative efforts of the youth. According to one of their leaders, they want to inspire a worldwide movement of prayer for Jackson, who is under renewed scrutiny after further allegations of illicit behavior with children.

Let's pray for Jackson - he's done some wrong and hurtful things, but he is also a child of God.

Sunday, February 09, 2003

Main Feature

The Gospel According to Homer Simpson " . . . Cal State San Bernardino found religious content in 70 percent of "The Simpsons" episodes. Even the Christian monthly PRISM, which is published by Evangelicals for Social Action, called the series "the most pro-family, God-preoccupied, home-based program on television. Statistically speaking, there is more prayer on 'The Simpsons' than on any other sitcom in broadcast history."

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

when the church sucks the life out of ministry...

i received an email back from a young lady that for the past 2 years (first 2 years in college) ran a downtown homeless ministry on her own. she visited our church sometimes, and many of our people ministered with her from time to time. i emailed her to get the details for the new semester, and here's the reply:
Hey Aaron,

I am sorry to say that no, I am not doing the homeless ministry any more...I am involved with my church now, so my time for activites is limited. If you do have anyone interested in starting up a ministry, I have a bagillion New Testaments at my house that they are welcome to have. Downtown Phoenix is an awesome place to minister, I miss the guys down there. They were really cool...

i feel deflated that a church would busy a revolutionary to the point they give up their passion, and ministry...

Saturday, February 01, 2003

THE EPIC: This guy has set the entire Gospel of John to hip-hop. The first portion, chapters 1-7, will be unveiled at the end of February at the CompassionWorks Philadelphia conference.

I like Lynch's workshop titles (at the linked page). "The Merchants of Coolianity" is my favorite.