Read about the intent of the synchroblog Read the suggested things to keep in mind when participating in the synchroblog. Read what people had to say: open hands brian mclaren catalyst foundation keeping it simple deeper moments a life of unlearning northern grove sister friends together pursue God warren throckmorton if i blogged…..image journal dance…Details
As we bring closure to our synchroblog initiative, my tired brain is ruminating on many different impressions and reflections. Overall, let me say how humbled and grateful I am for the many who shared with heart-felt commitment to find ways to see beyond the gaps and engage one another as fellow journeyers. A number of…Details
I am so grateful as I make my way through the many rich, thoughtful, grace-filled and relationally focused posts. Thank you to each who reflected, prayed and wrote with care and a clear commitment to be positive, encouraging, and open. I didn’t have a map for this initiative. I didn’t know how it would play…Details
Working at New Direction Ministries, Wendy and I have an understanding. As Youth Specialist I will handle the speaking engagements to teens and youth, and as Executive Director she will handle most of the Sunday Morning preaching opportunities. This means that I will often find myself shifting around in a rock hard camp bed on…Details
Today is the day ….. and after spending time in prayer this morning, I opened an overflowing inbox with people letting me know they’d already posted or asking to be added to the list yet. Fantastic. So we’d invite you to begin checking out the blogs listed in the sidebar. Welcome to those who may…Details
The Synchroblog is almost upon us! Tomorrow we will see over 60 different bloggers linking into this website to share their thoughts on how we can best reach across the divides that often separate Christians and LGBT individuals. Any time you bring that many thinkers together, from so many different places, beliefs and backgrounds there…Details
I thought this clip of Bruxy was a perfect one to post in the days prior to our synchroblog scheduled a week from today.
I encounter a lot of people who wonder why I serve with the ministry of New Direction. It is true, that historically many of the leaders in such ministries have been individuals that experience same-gender attraction. People ask, “What exactly is the connection for Wendy?” Recently, someone assumed I held a ‘side a’ gay affirming…Details
I have some of my best ideas sitting and brainstorming over lattes with my friend Mark. Mark Petersen, Executive Director of the Bridgeway Foundation, is an innovative missional partner. He shares the passions of so many Kingdom builders ~ consistently with an energy and excitement that amaze me. The earliest seeds of the DVD project…Details
As we look forward to our synchroblog on June 24, I thought it would be particularly appropriate to share this clip of Brian Pengelly, our Youth Specialist at New Direction. Brian highlights an essential challenge to those who hope to engage in bridging conversations.
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I remember in my early days with New Direction how easy it was for me to feel threatened and defensive when I encountered people who appeared to have moved from a traditional understanding of Scripture’s boundaries for same-gender sexual behaviour towards a more inclusive and affirming stance. I remember feeling quite justified in my judgments…Details