Links for January 10, 2007

I have been out of the blogging world lately, haven’t been reading much nor writing much. Life is happening and keeping me busy. I’m putting together a feature length film with some friends called Ugly Lights, been working on some new web jobs, spoke at a retreat, doing stuff with theStory and lots of other things. One day I’ll be more regular, but I usually go through my ups and downs with this.
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A new film called For the Bible Tells me So, a look at the theology of homosexuality.

Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible.

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Found a new photoblog that I really enjoy.
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Try to stay updated on Kenya if you can.
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Buy an IPhone and skip the Starbucks line.
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Online video sites visitors have doubled since the strike began.
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One of my favourite websites has been full of content lately. Some awesome photoshop tutorials, 100 excellent wordpress templates and some innovative designs and devices
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Awesome new music site called Songza; search and listen to almost any song, create playlists, works not just like pandora (which you can’t get in canada anymore) but also the searching capabilities.
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Make your own album cover, this is a cool project.
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This was one of the most spectacular DVD’s I’ve ever seen. It’s all on Sigur Ros, one of the most talented bands and this DVD holds more of their creative masterpiece but now on video, all I want to do now is go to Iceland.
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David Fitch talks about co-pastorship
, which is what we do at theStory
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I liked Dave’s post on The State of Things
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Haha

3 Comments

  • I found your quote on “For the Bible Tells Me So” a bit perplexing. It assumes there are only two possible responses to homosexual relationships – reconciliation or condemnation.

    First, I have friends and family members who are homosexual. We have reconciled our relationship and still disagree on the ethics of same-gender sex.

    Second, to be opposed to same-gender sexual relations is not to have an anti-gay bias. I love my uncle, who is gay. I believe it would be best for him to be celibate, but I’m not biased against him any more than I am biased against my mother for smoking cigarettes.

  • You know that was a quote I took off the website right? I don’t think this movie is done from a Christian standpoint at all.

    Your comments after would be something I would tend to agree with, but I think both things you said incorporate reconciliation of a sort, not really the type that they are talking about though.

  • that album cover projects looks like fun. Sadly I won’t have time to push something over before their deadline, but I will steal the idea as an exercise for myself. Co-pastorship sounds fairly obvious to me. Just in the sense that it so perfectly mirrors the life of the community in right relelation with itself and its neighbours. I’m also interested in the idea where as your church grows your ‘staff’ shrinks.