15 Aug

We’ve been away for two weeks and they have been computer free. It’s funny how life goes on without the internet, how there was still plenty to do. It made me realize how much time we waste surfing the net – sometimes just to pass time.

Whilst going through my hundreds of blog posts on google reader earlier three really stood out to me. The first post was “Why I AM an Egalitarian” by Makeesha. This post is Mak’s response to a couple of people who blogged about why they were not egalitarian’s. Mak has constructed and put forward a really good case as to why she is an egalitarian, and I have to say that I agree with her wholeheartedly – great stuff Mak! The second post was “Being Brain McLaren” by Jamie Arpin-Ricci. Jamie writes about how Brian is still seen by many as the litmus test for anything emergent/missional, and how many see him as the figurehead for the emerging movement. In Jamie’s words:

“Brian McLaren does not speak for all of the emerging/emergent/missional movement. His writings cannot and should not be taken as the measure of our theology, ecclesiology, eschatology, etc. He is NOT the figurehead of all things emerging. That being said, he IS a pastor of great compassion and gifting. He IS a teacher respected a loved. He IS one or many important voices, even leaders, to many in the emerging-missional conversation. Above all, without a second of hesitation, I believe he IS a brother in Christ.”

Jamie also writes very sensitively about how it must feel to be in Brian’s shoes. A great piece of writing Jamie. Having read Jamie’s post I then came across “Emerging Church – Let’s Not Take Ourselves Too Seriously” by Paul Mayers which featured the posters below, and in the words of Forest Gump “That’s all I have to say about that!”


8 Responses to “Cyberland”

  1. cindy August 15, 2007 at 16:04 #

    lyn- i’m not able to see that first photo. second one is funny!

  2. chill24 August 15, 2007 at 16:06 #

    welcome back!! i find it’s always refreshing to go on vacation and let God work with a mind that isn’t muddled with all that is going on at home.
    it’s always nice to come back too and find you were missed!

  3. lynhallewell August 15, 2007 at 17:54 #

    Cindy there was something wrong with my css (whatever that is!) which Jonathan has fixed. Hopefully you can see the first image now – I can on my computer.

    Calana it is very true about the goings on at home – already my stress levels have gone up a level since we’ve been back!

  4. cindy August 15, 2007 at 19:00 #

    nope- still can’t see it.

  5. lynhallewell August 15, 2007 at 19:53 #

    mmm, I’m on Jonathan’s computer at the moment and I can only see one of here. I’m not sure what the problem is – sorry to those of you who can only see one picture. Click on the link to Paul’s blog and you’ll be able to see the missing one.

  6. cindy August 16, 2007 at 01:30 #

    there it is- funny!

  7. Paul August 20, 2007 at 17:31 #

    i’m honoured to be included in a triune of such great writer-thinker-inspirers as jamie and Mak, not sure how i crashed the party but i guess i crashed the party 😉

    thanks lyn!

  8. lynhallewell August 20, 2007 at 18:58 #

    not at all!

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