August 2009

Gordon Brown – Wiring a web for global good

We’re at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic — and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy. What do you think? (Especially you folks in the UK)

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I don’t want to need you

I talk to people endlessly about community and the need for interdependence. The problem is though that just about everything I do in life, financially, emotionally, and even spiritually, is built towards becoming further independent. Independence and self-reliance is a highly regarding value in our culture, but I think it runs counter to humanity at […]

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Tornados and Gay Ministers

Supposedly a tornado went through Minneapolis at the same time the Lutherans were trying to decide whether “practicing homosexuality is a behavior that should disqualify a person from the pastoral ministry”. John Piper’s openly declared the tornado a warning from God. Regardless of your take on the issue itself, what’s your take on the connection?  […]

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Broken III – Collective

Some commentary regarding my last two posts, Repulsive and Captive. My wife told me I should have included the credits to the posts, but was completely disturbed when she realized it was my own writing.  It still makes me gag a bit when I read it.  Let me do some explaining. First off it was […]

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Broken II – Captive

Why have you brought me here? Have I not been mocked enough? I’ve seen the way they look at me Must they judge me here for all eternity? I’ve already served my time on earth. I’ve been your living example of what not to do a perpetrator, a deceiver, a subhuman creature giving in to […]

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Broken I – Repulsive

Think of the most violent, horrific, and inhumane act you can imagine. I can’t quite say the words, but you know the ones. I’ve done them. Repeatedly. People look at me in disgust. But it’s really love in excess, maybe misdirected. What can I do, when my love comes out the wrong way? When it’s […]

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What you need…

You need to live a life of greater impact You need to rest more You need to get more done with less You need to pray more You need to be more focused You need to enjoy life more You need to love more You need to be healthier You need to spend more time […]

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A letter from God to Man

This is a great song and video by Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. I love the radiohead sampling in particular. If you can’t quite catch all the lyrics you can find them here.

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