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Monthly Archives: January 2008

In his book, Miller describes his disdain for the us vs. them mentality between Christians and non-Christians.

“I felt, once again, that there was this underlying hostility for homosexuals and Democrats and, well, hippie types. I cannot tell you how much I did not want liberal or gay people to be my enemies. I liked them,” he wrote. “The real issue in the Christian community was that (love) was conditional … You were loved in word, but there was, without question, a social commodity that was being withheld from you until you shaped up.”

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Passing this along… Greetings Shapevine Friends,We have several FREE Webcasts in January at, starting this week. It is a tremendous menu of some of the top thinkers and leaders in the emerging missional church. We invite you to join in and watch, ask questions, chat, and poll. Just at the dates and times listed below and enter the Webcast area.

Shapevine Webcast Schedule

January 2008

10th 4pm EST Lance Ford / Dan Kimball
17th 4pm EST Lance Ford / Dave Ferguson
21st 4pm EST Sally Morgenthaler / Joseph Myers
22nd 4pm EST Leonard Sweet
23rd 4pm EST Nick Fiedler / Tony Jones
24th 4pm EST Lance Ford / Tri Robinson
TBA 4pm EST Lance Ford / Steve Sjogren
31st 4pm EST Lance Ford / Ryan Bolger

Nobel Laureate in Austin, TX: “Creating a World without Poverty” Author Talk
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Host:  Grameen Foundation
Location:  Book People603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 US
When Sunday, January 13, 1:00PM
Phone (202) 628-3560 x125

In his new book, Muhammad Yunus – winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, founder of Grameen Bank, and founding board member of Grameen Foundation – challenges the powerful board rooms of global corporations, and the very foundation of capitalism, to transform their missions into creating a world without poverty. You are invited to an exciting and inspirational author talk and book signing of “Creating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism.”

The event is sponsored by Book People. Seating is first-come, first-served and expected to overflow. We recommend arriving early.

Post-event: There is a reception after the talk at Whole Foods.

For more information about the book, visit

New Year…New Desire to become reconciled to God, to me, to you. Don’t know how well I’ll do, but gotta start somewhere right?

“You won’t die. God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.”
—Genesis 3:4-5 “The Message”

I’m tired of hiding half-naked in the trees, so God I confess I think I know better than you. They say admitting the problem is the start of the solution, so there you have it. I have sold out to the lies of evil in this world, but I’m ready to give it up, to surrender, to recognize that I don’t have all the answers.

So…my question to God is, “Where do we go from here?”