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October 2015 Synchroblog – Our last synchroblog

1 Oct

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October 2015 will be our last Synchroblog theme. After mulling it over for a while, our team has decided to discontinue our monthly Synchroblog. It’s been a lot of fun, we’ve met some amazing people and have learned so much through this process of sharing our ideas and thoughts through blogging.

We will leave our Synchroblog site up with all the themes and link lists but this month’s theme and link list posts will be our last. We will also leave our Facebook page up but will change the settings so no additional posts can be made on that page.

Our final synchroblog theme will be: “If this was my last blog post, here’s what I would say…”

For the month of October we invite you to imagine what you would want to say if you were writing your very last blog post.

Would you reflect on something from the past? Would you want to talk about blogging and how it has shaped you? Would you repost something from the past? Would you want to recommend other blogs? Would you want to rant about something? Would you tell a personal story? Would you share something you have learned along the way? Would you be dreaming about the future?  What is on your mind that you would want to share if you were writing your last blog post?

Please share your link in the comments section of this post by Tuesday, October 20 at midnight. We will publish a link list on Wednesday, October 21 that you will need to copy and paste to the end of your post.

We ask two things of all participants who wish to be included in the link list:

(1) Begin your post with a short intro stating that you are participating in the Synchroblog and link to this post. Examples: “This post is part of the October 2015 Synchroblog ‘If this was my last blog post, here’s what I would want to say’”. Or “This post is part of the October 2015 Synchroblog that invites bloggers to imagine what they would say if they were writing their last blog post.”

(2) Add the link list to the bottom of your post with a note encouraging readers to check out the other synchroblog contributions. We do all of the heavy lifting by putting the list together with all of the links included. Once we post the link list all you have to do is copy and paste. The list at the end of each post makes it easy for readers to move from one post to the other and increases exposure and readership for all of our participants.

Thanks for participating! We look forward to reading your fabulous last synchroblog posts!

Link List – June 2015 Synchroblog – Hospitality

23 Jun

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In a world that has grown frighteningly guarded and harsh, Christians are called to imitate Jesus by being sacraments of God’s hospitality in the world.

This month we invited bloggers to share their thoughts about hospitality.

Here is the list of contributions to this month’s synchroblog. If you are a contributor please add this list with links to the bottom of your synchroblog post.

A Sacred Rebel – Hospitality

Carol Kuniholme – Violent Unwelcome. Holy Embrace.

Glen Hager – Aunt Berthie

Leah Sophia – welcoming one another

Mary – The Space of Hospitality

Jeremy Myers – Why I Let a “Murderer” Live in My House

Loveday Anyim – Is Christian Hospitality a Dead Way of Life?

Tony Ijeh – Is Hospitality Still a Vital Part of Christianity Today?

Clara Ogwuazor Mbamalu – Have we replaced Hospitality with Hostility?

Liz Dyer – Prayer For The Week – Let us be God’s hospitality in the world

K.W. Leslie – Christian Hospitality

Christine Sine – True Hospitality – What Does It Look Like?

June 2015 Sycnhroblog – Hospitality

10 Jun

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In a world that has grown frighteningly guarded and harsh, Christians are called to imitate Jesus by being sacraments of God’s hospitality in the world. This month we invite you to share your thoughts about hospitality.

Here are some questions for inspiration:

Is hospitality an essential element of imitating Christ?

Is hospitality a lost art?

What would it look like if hospitality was a way of life?

How does “true hospitality” compare to “modern day entertaining”?

Can hospitality really make a difference?

What is the purpose of hospitality?

Are Christians known for their hospitality?

Please share your link in the comments section of this post by Tuesday, June 23 midnight. We will publish a link list on Wednesday, June 24 that you will need to copy and paste to the end of your post.

We require two things of all participants who wish to be included in the link list:

(1) Begin your post with a short intro stating that you are participating in the synchroblog and link to this post. Examples: “This post is part of the June synchroblog “Hospitality”. Or “This post is part of the June synchroblog that invited bloggers to write about “Hospitality”.

(2) Add the link list to the bottom of your post with a note encouraging readers to check out the other synchroblog contributions. We do all of the heavy lifting by putting the list together with all of the links included. Once we post the link list all you have to do is copy and paste. The list at the end of each post makes it easy for readers to move from one post to the other and increases exposure and readership for all of our participants.

Thanks for participating!

Link List – April Synchroblog – Bearing Fruit

22 Apr

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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!

February 2015 Synchroblog – Renewal

9 Feb

Renewal

 

re·new·al

rəˈn(y)o͞oəl/

noun 

the replacing or repair of something that is worn out, run-down, or broken.

This month we offer a one word prompt for our theme and invite you to write about whatever comes to mind when you ponder “renewal”.

Write something informative, tell a story, share a poem or piece of art, reveal a desire or dream, ask a question, explore something from scripture, tell us what renews you, review a book, incorporate the season of Lent in your post, as Lent is often referred to as a time of renewal, get personal and write about your own need for renewal …  the theme is wide open.

To participate, please publish a post on this topic by Tuesday, February 24 and include a link to this post in the comments below. 

We will publish the list of contributors on Wednesday, February 25.

November Synchroblog – Spiritual Abuse and Redemption – Link List

19 Nov

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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!

November Syncroblog – Spiritual Abuse and Redemption

28 Oct

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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.

We will be hosting this the 3rd week of November, so post by midnight on Tuesday, November 18th.  Post your link here in the comment section as soon as your post is up. We will combine all of the links and post it on Wednesday morning, November 19th for everyone to share at the end of your posts.

We hope you can participate!

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