Fruit … glorious fruit. It’s mentioned several times and in various contexts in the New Testament. We’re told we’ll know people by their “fruit.” We’re told that we should tend the “fruits of the Spirit.” But that supposes we have some idea of what “fruit” is. What does it look like in the life of a Jesus follower? What would the term “bear fruit” look like? How do we, as followers of Jesus, “bear fruit” in our ordinary lives?
That’s the theme of this month … fruit or bearing fruit. In whatever ways those terms hit you, let us know.
Please add the link list to the bottom of your post. Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s sychroblog!
Below is the link list for this month.
Please make sure you include this entire list at the bottom of your own post on your blog.
We also appreciate you introducing your post as a contribution to the February synchroblog and link to the original announcement. (Example: This post is part of the February synchroblog “Renewal”)
Abbie Waters – It is Well with My Soul
Done With Religion – Renewal
Mark Votova – 30 Ways the Church Can Find Renewal
Jeremy Myers – I am Dying … (So I Can Live Again)
Phil Lancanster – The Parable of the Classic Car
Susan Schiller – Renewal by Design
Glenn Hager – Repurposed
Wesley Rostoll – Why I no longer pray for revival
Clara Ogwuazor-Mbamalu – Renewal of the Spirit
K. W. Leslie – Those who wait on the Lord
Lisa Brown – Momma’s Kick Off Your Shoes and Stay For A While!
Jenom Makama – …Like An Antivirus
Leah – Renewal!
Liz Dyer – Put Your Mask On First
Peggy – Abi and the February 2015 Synchroblog – Renewal
Loveday Anyim – Stop Right Here and Renew Your Mind
Nearly everyone in the country and especially in Christian circles has heard of the implosion of the megachurch in Seattle, WA known as Mars Hill and the accusations made against it’s lead pastor, Mark Driscoll. Regardless of how you feel about Mark Driscoll in particular, what would it look like for the Church as a whole when abusive leaders are held accountable and then are reconciled? How do we do that in such a way as to let victims be heard and redemption be the end goal. What does redemption and/or reconciliation look like in real life? What does grace look like in these situations?
To be clear, this is not a synchroblog about Mark Driscoll (he is just an example among dozens we might have used) but about asking the question of how to handle spiritual abuse so that the Christian tenets of justice, forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption are honored.
Below is the link list for this month. Please make sure you include this entire list at the bottom of your own post on your blog. Then, feel free to go read, comment, and share the posts of other people.
See you next month!
hey all, here is the link list for this month’s synchroblog so far. if there are any additions, i will update it in the morning, so take a look then to make sure you didn’t miss any. thanks for posting it at the end of your post so that readers can easily access them all. remember, too, how great it is to get comments ;) – thanks for al the great perspectives! – kathy
It’s the dog days of summer … really hot in some places, really not in others. We think some light summer reading is in order this month. So … we’re asking you to tell a story. Not just any story, but tell a story of your favorite prank. Maybe you were the prankee. Maybe you were the prankster. Maybe you just heard about the prank from friends. Whatever manner you know about the prank … we’re looking forward to reading the story of the best prank you know about.
Here’s the list of contributors this month:
You Had To Be There by Liz Dyer
Why My Kids Will Never Forget by Glenn Hager
The Date Jesus Will Return by Jeremy Myers
Satan, The Prank That Never Worked by Loveday
Satan’s Prank On Man by Loveday
Thanks to everyone who participated in the June Synchroblog.
Please remember to add the list of links to the end of your post.
This is a great turnout, especially for a summer synchroblog.
I hope you all can take the time to support one another by reading all the posts during the month of June.
This Is Courage by Jen Bradbury
Being Vulnerable by Phil Lancaster
Everyday Bravery: Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong by Jessica
Moving Forward Takes Courage by Paul W. Meier
How to Become a Flasher by Glenn Hager
Ordinary Courage by Elaine Hansen
Courage, Hope, Generosity by Carol Kuniholm
The Courage to Fail by Wendy McCaig
The Greatest Act of Courage by Jeremy Myers
Sharing One’s Heart by K. W. Leslie
All I See Is Rocks by Tim Nichols
I Wonder What Would Happen by Liz Dyer
What is Ordinary Courage? by Jennifer Stahl
Loving Courageously by Doreen A. Mannion
Heart Cry: The Courage to Confess by Elizabeth Chapin
The Act to the Miraculous by VisionHub
the spiritual practice of showing up & telling the truth by Kathy Escobar
It’s What We Teach by Margaret Boelman