Random Links 13

I’ve been doing random links quite a bit partly because there’s a lot of catching up to do as far as life, family, and ministry is concerned. So before any Random Thoughts or more reflective posts are coming … I’ll just keep dropping some links with quick impressions – just for a short while (When I ask Gareth can Mummy carry him he says “just a short while!” – he knows Mummy can’t carry him too long because baby no.2 is pretty big now and is getting ready to come into this world soon).

Resources for Christian Theology
Now there’s a lot here for one to slowly dig into … a wide variety of areas too. Not for the faint hearted .. or lazy minds.

The Ekklesia Project
A School for Subversive Friendships … some of these pamplets are awesome!

A Church Worth Staying In
I was on the phone with someone who sees himself as a “believer” but “unchurched”. The word “belonging” came up a couple of times. After looking at the characteristics mentioned in this link – I’m drawn to prayer once again.

Making It Up and Making It Happen
Vision is more than just drafting a vision statement. I like the quote in this link … which suprising ly is actually from an 18th-century inscription from a church in Sussex, England:
“A vision without a task is but a dream,
a task without a vision is drudgery,
a vision and a task is the hope of the world.”

Working with vision
Here’s Chris’ statement that captures my attention:
“I’ve never been a big fan of the “Vision Statement,” being the kind of guy that eschews fixed statements of fact in favour for evolution and emergence of meaning. However, I do feel it is important to have something bigger to move towards, a vision of the world that one co-creates with others. This vision can change over time as we engage with the world around us, but its good to have an idea of something bigger to invite us into the future we want.”

The Magic of 150
Here we go again … how can a number like this make us pause and think and re-think our ability to healthily connect to one another and accomplish tasks together? The examples given are really food for thought. Now a google search for “the Hutterites”. 🙂

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