Contemporary yet scriptural, dear reader, I give you TyTe and The Beatbox Nativity. and, for those who like their greatest story ever told live and unplugged, the Nativity Rap live and on location. TyTe (aka The Reverend Tyte) is a vicar at Uplyme Church in England and was a professional beatboxer before being ordained seven […]
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It’s not what you do that scares me, it’s what you hide is a fine example of why I continue to read – and be challenged by – Donald Miller writes. picture props: austinwoods14
“Simply arrange with God ahead of time that when you recite the prayer macro, it will be understood as a recitation of the longer prayer in full.” A great morning coffee splutter from the funny if not quite scriptural Achieving spiritual efficiency through prayer macros. (Hat tip to Tony Jones.)
A little light web wandering this evening brought me to this pointed observation by Scott Paeth. “It’s always instructive to see how religious heirarchies are likely to respond to movements for social change. Religion is often, though not always, a conservative force in society, so that militates against the possibility of Anglican officialdom siding with […]
Today, the 17th of January, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The following presentation, posted by Matt Peyton at The Bluevine Collective ponders the ongoing legacy of King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail through words and video. The Bluevine Collective is new to me but I have enjoyed what I have read there recently.
This American Life is rarely less than great and this old episode from 2003, featuring the marvelous words of Michael Bernard Loggins, is no exception.
Catching up on my blog reading, I clicked through Dave Funkypancake’s pictures to find one of me, enjoying myself at the afternoon tea celebrating the Funkypancake family’s first year in New Zealand. Nothing remarkable in that, save to say that it was nice to note that the photo was in Dave’s ‘friends’ category and I am […]
Isn’t it funny how our self-reliance and self-centredness so easily convinces us that we’re the only one that feels a particular way when all along there are many, including those close to us, who feel the same or share the same concerns? Having been enlightened by Tony and Felicity Dale’s Simply Church, I have spent a week or […]
In Bob Goff Turns the Idea of Charity Upside Down, a guest post on Donald Miller’s blog, Justin Zoradi gives us cause to reflect on our attitude to giving and charity. Subverting the usual story of us giving to them, the post describes how former child soldiers in Uganda decided to donate some of the […]
Dear Kristine Elizabeth Hoffman I love the occasional and unintended glimpses of other people’s lives that I find in the second hand books I read. I have been idly wondering about how many degrees, in this internet-connected global village of ours, separate two complete strangers whose only connection is a paperback book. For instance, take the […]