This may be one of my busiest weeks ever. Then again, I may just be old and can’t remember how busy things were back in my 20’s, 30’s and early 40’s. (I can remember a few things from my mid-40’s ’til now. At least I think I can.)
As a result, I doubt kinnon.tv will be getting the updates it deserves. My discipleship post still lives as a MindMap – yet to become the post it should be. There are a few other things in the hopper, but there they shall remain.
So, let me point you to a few things. First, Missional Tribe. The response has been above and beyond our expectations. In under a week, 300 folk signed up and over a hundred blogs have been created. You can check mine out here. The Ed Stetzer and Dave Fitch missional conversation video will pass 700 plays this evening. I hope to have part two up by late tomorrow but the busyness may not allow that to happen until Saturday morning. I’ll do my best.
Speaking of Ed, he’s written a very good article for Catalyst asking the question, Converts to What? It fits well with the video mentioned above.
…my Reformed friends, let’s not only read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John (that is, John Calvin, John MacArthur, and John Piper), let’s go plant some more churches. My emerging church friends, let’s take a pause from the theological rethink and head into the neighborhood and to tell someone about Jesus. My missional friends, let’s speak of justice, but always tell others how God can be both “just and justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” My house church friends, let’s have community, but let’s be sure it is one focused on redemption. My Baptist friends, let’s focus more on convincing pagans than Presbyterians. And, my charismatic friends, let’s focus less on getting existing believers to speak in tongues and more on using our tongue to tell others about Jesus.
Make a point of reading Ed’s post from today, as well. Ed unpacks the latest Barna stats in Choosing My Religion.
My friend, David Wayne, the Jollyblogger updates his thousands of readers on how he is coping with cancer. I found it hard, but important to read. Keep praying for him, please.
Back over at MT, may I encourage you to read two Erika Haub posts from The Margins archives, The Church That Came to Me and Missional: Is it Rocket Science?
Please also make a point of reading Sarah @ Emerging Mummy. This Mum can write! Read her post on Ed’s Converts to What?
I’ve got two good podcasts recorded with Darryl Dash and Dan MacDonald but have not had a chance to finesse them for podcasting. I’m going to try to work on them on the plane to Sundance on Sunday, and get them up while I’m there – before they are stale dated (at least in terms of my humor.)
Speaking of Triple D, he points to Trevin Wax’s interview with N.T. Wright – Responding to Piper on Justification. A must read. (Hopefully you are always reading Triple D, as well.)
Canadian Blogfather Jordon Cooper tells a great story of cold snaps, broken furnaces and “good karma.” I think Someone is looking out for the man and his family who pour their lives out for the poor and the oppressed in Saskatoon.
Oh. And just in case anyone wants to Bless My Heart™ – I really, really like the new Palm Pre.