Posts Tagged ‘links’

society has absorbed our action

Nice article over at the Jesus Manifesto blog. This piece peaked my interest:

the words of Jacques Ellul: “Each time the people of God becomes effective according to the world´s criteria, this only implies that society has absorbed our action and is using it for its own ends and for its own profit. …The efficacy we think we have is simply a power in the world´s service, for the perfecting of its own being, for its better organization….”

And I am also reminded that Jesus sent out his disciples, not only poor, but humanly powerless, “as lambs in the midst of wolves.” I recall how he squandered his popular following and fell prey to the religious authorities of his time, because he did not respect the power of the crowd or the power of rulers. Jesus did not need their power to build his kingdom. God had given the kingdom. It existed in the lives of Jesus and his disciples as a gift to them, and they announced it as a gift wherever they went: “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

4 short articles that nail it

Yesterday, i was reading through my blogs. I found these 4 articles. Each hit me in a deep way. Read on. Be inspired….

1. A Little Bit of Right by Jesse Hanna. Sometimes ministry can be frustrating. It’s great when something goes right.

2. Resurrection Monday by Brad Cooper. On Easter, i was pumped about Jesus. Brad reminded me that the same things that were true on easter are true on monday, tuesday, and everyday.

3. In Touch with Jesus by Nathaniel Dame. 3 years ago, there wer some observations about youth ministry. Seems like they’re coming true…

4. Made in China by Jeromy Johnson. If you think life is moving along swimmingly and your all safe and secure in your little bubble of wealth and comfort, you probalby don’t want to read this article. If you’re willing to

Walcott by Vampire Weekend

places you’ll go…

ramblingsofpassion.files.wordpress.co… 538
stroryofstuff.com 209
storyofstuff.com 202
glassbooth.org 98
someonesguitarhero.wordpress.com 65
youtube.com/watch?v=cksKWREnDiw&… 56
benstein.com 46
youtube.com/watch?v=7-BzQtKNkjI&… 45
sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=… 35
youtube.com/watch?v=LyPgHwB82xY 29
benstein.com/writing.html 28
youtube.com/watch?v=vHs4QBjHrgg&… 26
youtube.com/watch?v=Y133Pc5Wlvw&… 24
urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_ben… 23
everybodygoto.com/2007/10/12/what-peo… 23
alliejocson.com 23

Here are the top places I send people. Follow the links. Everyone’s doin’ it…..