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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!

Link List – August 2014 – “Connection”

20 Aug

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The theme for our August synchroblog was a one word prompt and the word was:

“Connection”

We were told to write about whatever comes to mind… to tell a story, share a poem or piece of art, reveal a desire or dream, ask a question, review a book …  the theme was wide open.

Here is the list of contributors this month. Go read them all and leave a comment!

If you contributed, please add this link list to the bottom of your post. Thank you, and see you next month!

Jerry Wirtley – Connection
Sara Quezada – Can You Really Know Someone In A Different Language?
Ford – Interindependence
Michael Donahoe – Connection
Minnow – Our Dis-Connect
Justin Steckbauer – Connection in Love, it’s what Life is all about!
Carol Kuniholm – Disengagement and Connection
Wesley Rostoll – Finding Jesus In Different Places
Doreen A Mannion – A bunny, a fawn and some geese walk into a bar …
Leah Sophia – Touch of Life
Karen “Charity” Aldrich – Wuv True Wuv
Abbie Watters – Connection – Addicted to the Buzz
Liz Dyer – Human Connection and the Power of Empathy 
Loveday Anyim – Why Get Connected to God when He can’t be there for Me?

 

Robin Williams’ Performances We Remember and Why Link List

13 Aug

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Here are the links to add to the end of your contribution to this synchroblog:

Chad Jones – A Reflection Upon the Death of Robin Williams

Justin Steckbauer – Remembering Robin Williams

Glenn Hager – It’s Not Your Fault

Ryan Tomas Neace – Requiem for a Therapist: A Tribute to Robin Williams

Andrew Jones (Tall Skinny Kiwi) – Mork and Mindy. upside down on the couch. love it.

 

August 2014 Synchroblog – “CONNECTION”

6 Aug

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The theme for our August synchroblog is another one word prompt and that word is:

“Connection”

Write about whatever comes to mind when you ponder “connection”.

Write something informative, tell a story, share a poem or piece of art, reveal a desire or dream, ask a question, review a book …  the theme is wide open.

Please comment below with your name and blog post link before the end of the day on Tuesday, August 19 and I will post the link list on Wednesday, August 20.

Thanks to Elaine Hansen for suggesting this theme! If you have a suggestion be sure and take our “Ideas Survey” (the link is on the bottom right of the main page of our site)

June 2014 Synchroblog – If I could tell myself one thing –

3 Jun back in time

back in timeWhat do you wish you knew 10 or 20 years ago? If you could go back 10 or 20 years and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?

For the June 2014 Synchroblog, we invite you to travel back in time to the “You” of 10 or 20 years ago and tell yourself something you know now but wish you had known then.

Maybe it is a warning, or a word of encouragement. Maybe you just want to tell yourself to lighten up. Or to stay out of that relationship. Maybe you just want to tell yourself that it will all be okay. Maybe you just want to tell yourself to invest in Apple. Ha!

Obviously, the one thing you tell yourself might be rather short, so for your Synchroblog post, you might also want to share the story of how you learned what you are going to tell yourself. Share how you used to be, what happened, and why you are the way you are now. Give the back story. Explain why you would give the advice to yourself to avoid the pain, hurt, problem, stress, and damage of what you went through.

To participate in this Synchroblog, publish your post on your blog by Tuesday, June 17 and then leave a comment below with a link to your post. The link list will get posted on Wednesday, June 18.

Once the link list is published please copy it and paste it on the bottom of your post so others can access the entire series.

We look forward to reading what you write!

What The Hell? Link List – May 2014 Synchroblog

21 May

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Below is the link list for the May 2014 Synchroblog “What The Hell?”

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 June!

Jeremy Myers – Does Jesus Talk About Hell More Than Heaven?
Wesley Rostoll – Hell, thoughts on annihilationism
K. W. Leslie – Dark Christians
Angie Benjamin – Hell Is For Real
Paul Meier – Hell Is For Real – I’ve Been There and Came Back
Glenn Hager – Abusing Hell
The Virtual Abbess – What The Hell?
Kimbery Klein – Hell, if I know.
Michael Donahoe – Hell Yes…or No?
Liz Dyer – Hell? No!
Margaret Boelman – Hell No I Won’t Go
Loveday Anyim – Why the hell do you believe in hell?
Linda – The Y In The Road
Edwin Aldrich – What the Hell do we really know.
Mallory Pickering – The Time I Blogged About Hell
Elaine – What The Hell?

 

 

May 2014 Synchroblog – What The Hell?

4 May

 
Hell is talked about cautiously, if at all. Yet the notion of a divinely ordained place of punishment for the wicked after death is deeply embedded in the Christian imagination. How should we think and talk about hell?

We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts about the controversial subject of hell.

(The Rob Bell video was included for inspiration.)

Post the link to your contribution in the comment section below by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at midnight. The Link List will be posted by Wednesday, May 21. Once the link list is published please copy it and paste it on the bottom of your post so others can access the entire series. Thanks for participating!

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
Change/Transformation
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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