It’s been a while since I posted a “Dress-Down Friday” post so today seemed like a good day to get back into the swing of things. Dress-Down Friday’s are just casual postings of whatever random goodness I’ve bumped into while cruising the web. I think you’ll enjoy some of the stuff I’ve posted today as well. Things have been INSANE around here, and by INSANE I mean – good and really crazy. Last weekend the fam and I were up in the Northwest hanging out with some great folks in the Portland area.
Two highlights for me were visiting Powell’s bookstore, a four-story book heaven.
And drinking coffee at Stumptown, the best coffee that has ever touched my mouth and which we visited all three days we were up North:
In Other news:
- Here are a few interesting thoughts on seven significant ecclesiological shifts as we move from Christendom to post-Christendom, posted at the :
Missional Church Network blog.
- If you’re into Naomi Klein’s work, author of the recent book “The Shock Doctrine” then you’ll enjoy this video of the
No Logo Brands Globalization Resistance. You can also download her earlier book “No Logo” for free on iPaper.
- I haven’t had a chance to link to our friend Alissa’s new uber-popular quilting blog
Handmade by Alissa, she does some really incredible work.
- Here’s an interesting post discussing Animal Collectives new album “Merriweather Post Pavillion” and philosopher Alain Badiou (who recently visited Pasadena Art Center and discussed contemporary art).
- Did you know that Google now offers 1.5million books to download FREE onto your mobile phone?
- Jarrod McKenna’s written a provocative post titled:Jesus and Justice Always Kiss: A Plea to Youth Pastors Making Out with Empire.
He writes: “The challenge for youth pastors is the challenge of hearing Jesus say, Follow me; to lose our lives in living Gods love. Then, as communities, we become signs of Gods new world in the midst of empire and youth will start to ask us Why? If Passionfest in New Zealand and The Common Root convergence in the U.S. are anything to go by, a generation is starting to do just that. It is my conviction that God longs to breathe the Spirit of Loves new world into us. But to receive it, we must stop locking lips with empire. Then we will see clearly that Jesus and justice always kiss.”
- Over at Fernandos Desk, the question is asked:
- What Is Bolt Saying To Young Girls?
The film is not all bad. Theres a solid premise, a good narrative arc, a decent moral sensibility (mostly) and enough humour to keep things moving. Sure, its The Truman Show for kids, but in a lot of ways it is a better, more engaging and less pretentious film than its intellectual forebear…Bolt began with one character free to life their life and another held in ignorant bondage. Part way through we had the tantalising promise that both characters would be free, but, in the end, we faced the same situation of one free character and one slave. Only the roles had been reversed.
- This is a weird and interesting article about storytelling through music and how an old town’s history has been stirred up once again: Across Generations: Traces of a Poor Maids Murder.
- I found this to be rather amusing:Faith and Theology: Advice for theological students: ten steps to a brilliant career
- Here’s a post onDIY: How to write a book using one of my favorite writing and researching tools, DevonThink.
- Check out what one person is considering theTop 60 Church Blogs.