April 2014 Synchroblog – Bridging the Divides

7 Apr

a house divided cannot stand

Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Christianity is continually dividing these days. Huge chasms have formed between conservative and liberal camps. Theological positions are becoming more solidly entrenched.  Differing views on biblical interpretation are separating us, creating walls that separate us from living in community together. Churches are splitting. Organizations are finding themselves in the middle of the fray, unsure how to proceed because of the cost of landing on one side or the other.

This month, the Synchroblog will be centered on Bridging the Divides and ideas and perspectives that different bloggers might have on ways to heal these divisions in the church.

We hope somehow these posts can be a healing balm this Easter season.  Post by Tuesday April 22nd 2014 at midnight, and put your link here.  The Link List will be posted by Wednesday April 23rd, and please put it on the bottom of your post so others can access the entire series.  Thanks for participating!

Link List – March 2014 – New Life

26 Mar


As we look forward to Spring, this month’s synchroblog theme is “New Life“. There are no prompts or boundaries. Write or create whatever this theme inspires.

The link list is below … please make sure you add this list to your post.
Michael Donahoe – New Life
K.W. Leslie – Sin Kills; God Brings New Life
Carol Kuniholm – New Life. Mystery Fruit.
Jeremy Myers – I Get Depressed On Facebook
Glenn Hager – A Personal Resurrection Story
Loveday Anyim – Spring Forth – Ideas That Speak New Life
Loveday Anyim – Inspired By Spring To Create A New Life
Sarah Quezada – Post Winter Delight
Edwin Aldrich – Finding New Life In Our New Home
Doreen A. Mannion – Each Day A New Decision: Choose Life
kathy escobar – new life through nonviolent communication
Anita Coleman New Life, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Eternal Living
Sonja Andrews Persephone
Mallory Pickering New Life Masterpiece Theater Style
Liz Dyer New Life, Empowerment and Dropping Keys

March 2014 Synchroblog: New Life

13 Mar


As we look forward to Spring, this month’s synchroblog theme is “New Life“. There are no prompts or boundaries. Write or create whatever this theme inspires.

As always, please post your link in the comments below.  The deadline for this month’s synchroblog is Tuesday, March 25.  I will post the link list the following day.

February 2014 Linklist – Loving Our Enemies

18 Feb

love your enemies

Below is the link list for the February 2014 Sychroblog on “Loving Our Enemies.”

If you wrote a post for this Synchroblog, please include the following link list on the bottom of your post, and then go read and interact with the other Synchroblog contributors. Thanks for participating and see you in March!

February 2014 Synchroblog – Loving Our Enemies

6 Feb love your enemies

love your enemiesIn February, many of our thoughts turn to love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. We give flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and cards to those who mean the most to us.

But have you ever considered how you might show love to those who mean the least to you? That is, have you ever turned your thoughts to Jesus’ instructions about loving your enemies?

For the February Synchroblog, we would like to invite you to write a post about what it means to love your enemies.

You could write a story about how you did this in your own life, a devotional about how Jesus showed love to His enemies, or post an article about what Jesus meant when He instructed us to love our enemies (Matt 5:44). For the truly brave blogger, feel free to tackle the issue of how to reconcile Jesus’ statement in Matthew 5:44 with the actions of God in the Old Testament when He commanded His people to kill, annihilate, and destroy their enemies.

When it comes to Christian virtues, it is true what Paul wrote: the greatest of these is love. But Christians have not begun to learn to love until we can show love to our enemies. We look forward to reading your thoughts on this vital Christian practice.

To participate, please publish a post on this topic by Tuesday, February 18 and include a link to this post in the comments below. We will publish the list of contributors on Wednesday, February 19.

Link List – January 2014 Synchroblog: New Beginnings

21 Jan

We are starting the year off with the theme of New Beginnings.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

We ask that all synchroblog participants post the list of links at the end of their post and encourage their readers to check out the other contributions.

I will add gladly add any additional links to this list as they are posted.

Here is the list of links for this month:

Jen Bradbury – Enough

Abbie Watters – New Beginnings

Cara Strickland – Bursting

Carol Kuniholm – Acorns, King, Beloved Community

Done With Religion – A New Year, A New Beginning

Kelly Stanley – A Blank Canvas

Glenn Hager – Overcoming The Biggest Obstacle To Reaching Your Goals

Dave Criddle – Get Some New Thinking

David Derbyshire – Changed Priorities Ahead

J A Carter – The Year of Reading Scripture for the First Time

Damon - New Beginnings: Consider These 5 Questions Before Tying The Knot

Jeffrey Kranz – Where To Start Reading The Bible

Joanna990 – On survival – my one word for 2014

K W Leslie – Atonement

Happy – my One Word 365 surprise

Michelle Moseley – Ends and Beginnings

Matthew Bryant – A New Creation

Liz Dyer – It’s a new year and time to make some new mistakes

Edwin Pastor Fedex Aldrich – Foreclosed: The beginning of a new dream

Jennifer Clark Tinker – Starting a New Year Presently

Loveday Anyim – New Year New Resolutions

Loveday Anyim – New Year Resolution Dreamers

Loveday Anyim – New Year Resolution Specialists

Loveday Anyin – New Year Resolution Planners and Achievers

Jeremy Myers – Publish Your Book with Redeeming Press

Amy Hetland – New Beginnings

Phil Lancaster – New Beginnings

Mallory Pickering – Something Old, Something New

Margaret Boelman – The Other Side of Grief

Kathy Escobar – One Image

Sarah Quezada – Which Comes First: The Beginning Or The End

Doreen Mannion – When It’s Over It’s Just The Beginning

January 2014 Synchroblog: New Beginnings

8 Jan

With the new year comes the craving for change and growth. It’s that time of year when people are making resolutions, choosing their one word for the coming year and dreaming about how they will leave their mark in 2014.

It’s a time of New Beginnings.
Our theme for the January synchroblog is “New Beginnings”
It’s wide open but here are some prompts to get the creative juices flowing:

New Year Resolutions
A One Word theme for the year
A story about a new beginning
Starting something new
Dreaming about the future
Second chances
Starting over/anew
New Beginnings and Christianity
A bible story about a New Beginning
New Beginning for the church or christianity
We hope you will join the January synchroblog and share your thoughts about New Beginnings.
Please post the link to your blog post in the comments below by Tuesday, January 21 and we will get the list of contributions posted on Wednesday, January 22.

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