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[20 Jan 2010|11:48pm]
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O God, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

A prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
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There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High... [16 Dec 2009|05:58pm]
-Psalm 46:4 (NRSV).
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[27 Nov 2009|01:41am]
all truth is God's truth, no matter where you find it.
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Call & Response: a call to ACTION! [22 Oct 2009|11:58pm]
The new movie CALL & RESPONSE just came out in cinemas here in Australia. I would encourage all to go & see it! There are 27 MILLION slaves in the world today. This is a call to action. It's time we did something about it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS-0CHXfyIk&feature=player_embedded

Modern-day slavery. This is wrong, this is obscene, it is foul and I’m not gonna stand for it! Each and every one of us has an obligation to stop it!

Never forget, JUSTICE is what LOVE looks like in public!
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[19 Oct 2009|05:53pm]
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJRvUtL2H58
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[18 Oct 2009|10:23pm]
Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world. – Ammon Hennacy (Catholic Activist, 1893 - 1970)
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School of the Prophets! [15 Oct 2009|09:54pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Sydney-siders (& other interested folk!):

This Sunday is the second session for School of the Prophets - for radical disciples of Jesus.

1:45pm for fair trade coffee, tea & delicious baked goods.
2pm start!

We finish at 4.

Bring yer rad friends. ;)

www.schooloftheprophets.org.au
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It's the Sanctimonious Unbelievers Who Need to be More Tolerant [03 Oct 2009|06:03pm]
[ mood | recumbent ]

Of course the subject of this post is not always entirely true. I have countless athiest/agnostic friends who fully accept my Christian perspective. It does seem to me, however, that us Xtians are among the last group/s of people that it's fashionable and acceptable to discriminate against.

An interesting article on discrimination in Australia:

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/its-the-sanctimonious-unbelievers-who-need-to-be-more-tolerant-20091002-ggey.html

All strength in Christ.

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Sabbath Economics! [02 Oct 2009|10:53pm]
[ mood | inspired ]

Regarding Sabbath Economics...

I found this wonderful video on youtube about a family who transformed their normal, suburban garden into a garden thriving with fresh, organic fruit and vegetables all year round!
You can check it out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPEBM5ol0Q -- a homegrown REVOLUTION!

I love this quote from the video:
“Growing food is empowering, it’s powerful, in fact, I would say growing food is one of the most dangerous occupations on this earth: because you are in danger of becoming free.”

In fact, this video inspired me to go out and start my own little garden. I've only bought a strawberry plant so far but I am so excited to watch it grow a little each day... to care for it. Watching life grow really is amazing!

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Jesus the revolutionary? Jesus the life-coach? Jesus - health & happiness for money in the plate? [02 Oct 2009|10:51pm]
[ mood | content ]

Many Australian Christians would have heard/seen recently advertisements/events for the new Jesus: All About Life! campaign!

You can check out the new Bible Society campaign here: http://www.allaboutlife.com.au/

Anyway, the main purpose of my post is to direct you to a radio show which held a conversation about the JAAL campaign, here: http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s2684515.htm

From the ABC website:
"The campaign is an attempt by the churches across the board - from Hillsong to the Catholic Church - to put religion and, more particularly, Christianity back in people's consciousness.

Auspiced by the Bible Society, it involves some 15 different participating denominations. Bible Society CEO, Daniel Willis, said this campaign was about "bringing Jesus into the market place and allowing people in the community to talk about Jesus".

Begun in 2002, the campaign has been rolled out in stages across Australia, from Adelaide, to Canberra, to Tasmania and now Sydney. It involves prime time advertising: radio, television and billboards.

But what sort of Jesus is being presented to the community?

"We want people to engage with the Jesus of the bible," said Daniel. The campaign uses both Luke's and Mark's Gospels.

Rev. Dr John Hirt said that, although he wants to support the campaign, he has some issues with it. "Are we commodifying Jesus?" he asked. "What happens if we do the research that tells us to abstract Jesus from the church?"

Taurus Marketing CEO, Sharon Williams, said that this was about choice. "People have the right to know about Jesus," she said, "and they have the right to then choose to turn him down". The idea is to link Jesus to ordinary, every day events and objects; sandwiches, beaches, beer: they're all a part of the campaign to try and sell Jesus."

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Another World is Possible - Another World is Already Here! [18 May 2009|05:17pm]
[ mood | inspired ]

I’ve been told not all propaganda is bad...
So with that, let me propagandise you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ETBMhEzYKU
Check out the Wall Street Money drop from "Volume II - Poverty" of the Another World is Possible series with Shane Claiborne. $10,000.00 from the stock market given to homeless folks from New York City on the steps of Wall Street.

You can read about the money drop in Jesus For President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw - a book well worth reading [if you're interested in borrowing a copy, just ask me!].

Grace & peace.

xo.

The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. - 2 Corinthians 8:15

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[17 May 2009|10:49pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Surprise!

New livejournal! --- I'm still deciding whether or not to make it Friends Only. We'll see.

And now, a quote:


So even as we see the horror of death, may we be reminded that in the end, love wins. Mercy triumphs. Life is more powerful than death. And even those who have committed great violence can have the image of God come to life again within them as they hear the whisper of love. May the whisper of love grow louder than the thunder of violence. May we love loudly. – Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw pg. 205.

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