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    • Irisches Gebetbuch
    • Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Walter Brueggemann (Hrsg.) – Renovaré Spiritual Formation Study Bible
  • Was ich höre

    • Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline
    • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    • Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
    • Jens Böttcher – Viva Dolorosa
    • Johnny Cash – Bootleg Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood
    • Johnny Cash – Bootleg Vol.3: Live Around the World
    • Johnny Cash – I Would Like to See You Again
    • Johnny Cash – Now, there Was a Song!
  • Was ich lese

    • Gustav Aulén – Das christliche Gottesbild in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart: Eine Umrißzeichnung
    • Manfred Scheuch – Historischer Atlas Deutschland: Vom Frankenreich bis zur Wiedervereinigung
    • Saul Friedländer – Das Dritte Reich und die Juden
    • Stephen R. Covey – The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
    • Thomas C. Oden und Cindy Crosby – Ancient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings
    • William Shakespeare – The Complete Works
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Archiv für Oktober, 2008

Semper Transformanda: Emergent Village im Veränderungsprozess

31. Oktober 2008

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Emergent Village ändert einmal mehr seine Gestalt – u.a. wird es künftig keinen »National Coordinator« mehr geben.
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Ich bin dankbar für die vielen guten Impulse, Gedanken und Ressourcen, die in der Vergangenheit über den großen Teich gekommen sind und bleibe weiterhin freundschaftlich mit Emergent Village verbunden. Ein guter Moment, sich nochmals die Grundwerte von EV in Erinnerung zu rufen (die Langversion und Konkretion findet sich hier):

  • Commitment to God in the Way of Jesus
  • Commitment to the Church in all its Forms
  • Commitment to God’s World
  • Commitment to One Another

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Das Netzwerk des Messias

16. Oktober 2008

Jonny Baker hat das zwölfte Kapitel des ersten Korintherbriefes umgeschrieben. Das gefällt mir so sehr, daß ich es in voller Länge hier wiederhole:

Just as a network, though one, has many small worlds, but all its parts interconnect, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit and given a portal into the wider network of Christ – whether Orthodox, Emerging, Missional, New Monastic, Catholic, Anglican, Post-denomnational, Pentecostal, Baptist, Ana-baptist etc or any blend of the above the Spirit flows through our networks. So the network of Christ is not made up of one small world but of many interconnected small worlds and hubs.

If the Australian missional communities should say ‚because I am not focused on worship I don’t connect into the wider network‘ it would not cease to be part of the global network of Christ. And if the French Catholic church should say ‚because I can’t feasibly imagine homogeneous missional church planting I don’t belong to the wider network it wouldn’t cease to be part of the global network of Christ either. If the whole network lived in the small world of Alternative Worship where would the growth of African churches be? If the whole network lived in the Anglican small world where would the prophetic passion for justice of the anabaptists be? But in fact in the network of Christ God has catalysed and flows in lots of small worlds just as God wills. And the network is such that the Spirit creates an environment where She flows and small worlds emerge as the Spirit beckons the network into the future.

If there were just one small world with no external connectors where would the network be? The redemptive gifts that the Spirit has distributed throughout the wider network of Christ would not flow. They would remain static. So don’t let the small world of which you are a part ever say ‚I don’t need you‘ to another small world and don’t despise the gift of external connection. To be in Christ is to connect to Christ and to participate in the Network of Christ where the Spirit flows. And be careful that you don’t just notice the hubs that seem important or powerful or branded and neglect the weaker or less connected small worlds. God flows in these parts, distributes gifts there and has a special love for them. And the small world in which you mostly participate is most likely to be energisd by connection to other small worlds which are the most different to you so don’t be tempted to just connect to others who seem like you.

You are the network of Christ and each one of you is connected and participates. And the Spirit flows in and through you and has distributed different kinds of gifts and roles – pioneers, catalysts, networkers, artists, mission leaders, loyal radicals, local practitioners, environmentalists, guardians of flow. Are all external connectors? Are all local practitioners? But eagerly desire the greater gifts to flow throughout the network of Christ.

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Gott verstehen?

4. Oktober 2008


Warum sich über das Verstehen Sorgen machen? Wenn Du es verstehst, ist es nicht Gott.

Augustinus von Hippo, gefunden bei: Jason Boyett, 11 Arten ein Ei zu kochen, S. 275

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