PowerPoint, PDFs and Media

“The willingness to be born —
and this means the willingness to let go of all “certainties” and illusions —
requires courage and faith. Courage to let go of certainties,
courage to be different and stand isolation.”

–Erich Fromm

The first listing is a summary of Reg Bibby’s summary of his latest data on religion in Canada.

“Place – the Movie,” is based on two months of reading and research to introduce what has become a transparent reality in Modernity. Globalization and market forces push toward “space” and the abstract, because “space” is universal and non-local and therefore outside the control of those who invest their lives. However, we are now recovering an appreciation for the texture, colors, rhythms and stories of place. This will be critical as we recover a practice of parish and engage with new energy in our neighborhoods.

Inviting God’s Future moves in four distinct segments. The first segment looks at the transition from one paradigm to another. The material in this section is adapted from Beck, McLaren, Frost and Hirsch, and Miller. The next segment considers the Gospel. Why did Jesus come preaching the Kingdom and not the church? What does it mean to say that God’s mission defines us, and not we, it? This segment begins to unpack the dualistic paradigm in which Christendom largely exists in the dying culture.

The next segment looks at the lifecycle of movements and organizations. It then overlays leadership giftings with life-cycle stages, toward asking the question, “What kind of leadership is needed for the ekklesia in this generation?” The final segment examines some of the new expressions of church we are seeing in the western world, and closes with a look at the seven capacities needed to embrace a new paradigm.

Rhymes and Reasons is designed to capture the paradox that disciples are lifelong learners; therefore, if we rest in the answers and forget the questions we have actually stopped walking forward with Jesus. The presentation is around 10MB.

Ancient Prayers is a PPT presentation by Tony Jones. It includes some powerful prayers and is well presented.

Blog posts & PDF Documents

Leave a Reply