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Review of Mission With by Paul Keeble Friday, 14 April 2017

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Paul Keeble shares, on the one hand, his family’s experiences of living for over 30 years as part of an underprivileged community in inner-city Manchester and, on the other hand, his personal (theological, social, political) reflections on his motivation and influence in that situation. (more…)

What would Daddy say? Sunday, 20 November 2016

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“Where’s Daddy gone?”

“Dunno. Said something about going to see someone.”

“Didn’t he ask us to go with him?”

“I’m old enough to decide what I want to do.” I polish my shoes, check my hair in the mirror and put on my new coat. “You coming with me?”

“O–K.” Pete also gets himself ready. “Did you tell Daddy where you were going?”

“To the woods.”

petit enfant blond dans la foret“We could go down to the river for a swim. No one would notice.”

“That would be lying. Daddy would be horrified.”

We set off down the dirt track between the autumnal trees.

“Hey! Look out! It’s muddy there. Daddy doesn’t like us to get our shoes dirty.” (more…)

Two Streams Saturday, 3 September 2016

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Jesus told His followers: The world hates you. I’ve been thinking about that.

Is it true? Surely, not everyone hates us. Recently, I have observed two different streams within western society – the ‘Lorders and Hoarders’ and the ‘Carers and Sharers’. (more…)

Does God care about nations? Thursday, 18 February 2016

Posted by greyowl in Jesus-Familie, Politik, postmodern.
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Each morning, I read the Daily Moravian Bible Texts – first in German (Losungen), then in English. Both today’s Old Testament and New Testament readings refer (in German) to the Nations (Völker). This made me stop and think.

Tut kund seine Herrlichkeit unter den Nationen, unter allen Völkern seine Wunder. Psalm 96,3

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:3 (NIV)

Paulus und Barnabas berichteten, was Gott alles durch sie getan und dass er allen Völkern die Tür zum Glauben aufgetan habe. Apostelgeschichte 14,27

On arriving there, Paul and Barnabas gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 14:27 (NIV) (more…)

Der “ideale” Gottesdienst? Tuesday, 2 June 2015

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Einige Gedankenanstösse als Diskussionsgrundlage

Abklärung der Bedürfnisse

  • Tradition vs. Innovation
  • Lehre vs. Evangelisation
  • Musikstil + Liedergut
  • Technische Unterstützung
  • Dekor
  • Verschiedene Arten, zB Gäste-GD (Open-air? Neutraler Raum?), Kinder-GD, liturgischer GD
  • ‘Professionell’ vs. breite Beteiligung
  • Zeitpunkt + Dauer
  • Altersgemischte oder zielgruppenoriente GDs, zB Samstag oder Sonntag Abend für Junge, Alleinstehende?
  • Parallel laufendes Kinderprogramm
  • Gemeinschaft bei Kaffee/Mahlzeit/Spiel
  • Einzelgebet/Seelsorge/Praktische Hilfe
  • Hindernisse, zB zu laut, zu lang, zu unruhig, zu weltfremd, zu weltlich, nicht authentisch, zu viele Leute, zu klein

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Letter to the Church in the United States Sunday, 28 September 2008

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Dieser Brief von vielen christlichen Leitern im globalen Süden spricht Bände…

“If you who know the Truth will not speak for us who will?”