Liturgical Prayer Based on the Lord's Prayer

As I near the end of my series on the Lord’s Prayer I want to turn now to a small liturgy I’ve written that is based off the Lord’s Prayer and the conclusions I’ve arrived at through this series. This liturgy was made to help conceptualize in a communal setting ways in which, we the church can embody the practices and “politics of Jesus.” We have said this in our small group as part of our prayer together, it is meant to fit your context, so if you do decide to download it and use it feel free to adjust any of the parts that don’t fit your context.

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The Daily Scribe: New Religion Blog Community and Aggregator

I have received the priviledge to join Shawn Anthony from Lo-Fi Tribe in a new venture called the Daily Scribe. Shawn, formerly a member of the largely popular 9rules blogging community, has decided to leave his post there as religion community leader to start his own venture at Scribe.

Because I am really excited about what shawn is trying to do with thisgroup, I thought I would help to explain a little bit about it and why I like it.

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Matthew 6:10-11 The Kingdom of God and Prayer for Bread

Continuing my series on the Lord’s Prayer and how it functions as both a mission statement and community formating guide for the churchh.  We now direct our attention to further exposition of the prayer itself – this post in particular deals with Matthew 6:10-11.

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Emerging Church Resources: A Beginners Reference Guide

When people find out that I am one of Ryan Bolger’s understudies I get asked what I think of the emerging church and frequently what resources are good for people interested in finding out more about the Emerging church. In hopes of making a useful guide I’ve created a small list that is meant as a starting point for ideas, stories and theory about the church in the postmodern world.
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Reflecting On Your Influences

Every now and then it is a good idea to consider the influences you have in your life, maybe a “lull in grace??? as Patrick has called it, is a perfect time.  I  first thought I would make a top three list of four different categories; books, music, movies, and blogs; but later decided to just do literature and movies because I wanted to not make it a 2006 favorites list but a real reflection on my own influences.
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Chris and Amy over at Shooting The Kids wrote on Photos For Your Child’s Safety.  I wanted to give props to them for pointing out Brian’s great flickr site that seeks to help find missing children. They have a great short interview with him that let’s you know how he got started and how its helping people.  You may even notice that some of the pictures link to his site are now broken links, that because those kids have been found.

A Brief Synopsis from Chris’ Site:
Currently Brian and his team pull missing children’s photos from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and posts them on flickr, tagging them in ways to help people find these kids (they are hoping to organize them in such a way that they can be search by area as well).  He is also trying to gain access to more photos so he can have a great impact in helping kids but its been a difficult road. 

If you have a blog or a flickr account add this guy to your list of contacts and view the pictures, this is a great and easy way to be on the look out.  We can be innovative in the way we help others and I think Brian is up to something that is worth backing.     

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A Short Prayer Service with The Lord's Prayer

Getting back on track of doing some work on the Lord’s Prayer I thought I would offer a simple prayer service we used for small group a while back. This could work as a personal time for reflection or for small groups, and can be changed and modified to your own liking. This is set up to have multiple participate and can involve a meal if you want to go for a longer meeting.

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