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emerging stories

In Books,campaign,DIY,Emerging,emerging church on March 12, 2008 by Eliacín

 Wanna share your stories?

Thomas Knoll will create a fringe collaborative publishing house if 20 people commit to writing a book on the platform.

Check this out – emerging stories



The Breviary

In alternative,anabaptist,Books,Community,Contemplative,Emerging,emerging church,friends,graffitti,hospitality,incarnational,missio-dei,monasticism,new monasticism,Praxis,Prayer,Submergent on March 5, 2008 by Eliacín

Knowing personally how hard is for those involve in creative ministry to raise support and be able to pay the bills I am very grateful for Mark’s generosity in giving me a copy of the Missio Dei Breviary.

This prayer book is one of the ways in which Missio Dei support themselves to provide hospitality and work in their neighborhood. The design of the book is awesome and the prayers are meaningful. This book is well crafted with the heart of the community in mind, a good alternative to the many mass publications produced with the sole intent on making the big bucks.

If you are looking for a way to support a creative, grassroot and incarnational ministry – I strongly encourage you to support Missio Dei by buying not one, but many copies of the breviary. Read more and buy it here.



The New Conspirators – hot off the press!

In alternative,Books,christianity,church,Community,creativity,diversity,economy,Emerging,emerging church,Emerging World,environment,global christianity,incarnational,kingdom,missional church,monasticism,multicultural,mustard seed associates,new monasticism,Social Justice,Spirituality,Tom Sine on February 14, 2008 by Eliacín


The New Conspirators

Book by Tom Sine

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed,” Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, “nothing will be impossible for you.”

That sounds good, but does it work in a world where seeds are genetically altered by an impatient few and hard to come by for countless others? In a world where the gulf between the very rich and the profoundly poor is constantly growing, can a mustard-seed faith make any difference? And can such a little bit of faith be sustained in a world whose future is so
uncertain on so many fronts?

Tom Sine says yes, and he has the audacity to try to prove it in his latest book. In The New Conspirators Tom surveys the landscape of creative Christianity, where streams of renewal are flowing freely from diverse sources:

The emerging church
Contemporary monastic movements
The missional church
The mosaic movement

More info here… 


1-2-3 Meme

In Books,catholic,celebration,christianity,lent,meme,Spirituality,tag,Thomas Merton on February 6, 2008 by Eliacín

I have been tagged for the 1-2-3 Meme by Mark at The game is to grab the book nearest to you and turn to page 123. Find the 5th sentance and share the next 3 sentances with everyone. Then you tag five people.

My sentence is from Seasons of Celebration by Thomas Merton a book I picked up this morning because of it’s brief chapter about Ash Wednesday .

Seasons of Celebration – p. 123, sentece # 5

Blessed and sanctified by the sign of the cross, the ashes become a “remedium salubre” (health-givng medicine) and they bring sanitas (wholeness,cleanness) to the body, as well as protection to the soul (animae tutelam), both of these availing for the remision of sins.


I tag Jason, Christine, Pat, Matt and David.

Update : Justin and Eugene were tagged first by Steve.


Christmas gift recommendation # 1

In alternative,anarchism,Books,Christmas,Christmas gift recommendation,parenting on December 18, 2007 by Eliacín

My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us :: AK Press


Jessica Mills is a touring musician, artist, activist, writer, teacher, and mother of two. Disappointed by run-of-the-mill parenting books that didn’t speak to her experience, she set out to write a book tackling the issues faced by a new generation of moms and dads. The result is a parenting guide like no other. Written with humor, extensive research, and much trial and error, My Mother Wears Combat Boots delivers sound advice for parents of all stripes. Amid stories of bringing kids (and grandparents) to women’s rights demonstrations, taking baby on tour with her band, and organizing cooperative childcare, Jessica gives detailed nuts-and-bolts information about weaning, cloth vs. disposable diapers, the psychological effects of co-sleeping, and even how to get free infant gear. This book provides a clever, hip, and entertaining mix of advice, anecdotes, political analysis, and factual sidebars that will help parents as they navigate the first years of their child’s life.


Shock Doctrine

In altermundismo,anti-globalization,authors,Books,consumerism,consumption,eco,economy,environment,globalization,Media,militarization,neoliberalism,Politics,poverty,Revolution,Social Justice on September 17, 2007 by Eliacín

Naomi Klein  – Shock Doctrine


a truly liberated church

In authors,Books,christianity,church,Community,emerging church,incarnational,liberation theology,Religion,Social Justice,Spirituality on June 27, 2007 by Eliacín

A model of a truly liberated church, one that could serve as a principle for liberation, can be projected from the mystery of the communion between the three divine Persons. This would be a church, a community of brothers and sisters, gathered round the Son sent by the Father of all goodness and purpose, in the dynamism of the Spirit, of bringing forward, deliberately and with full commitment, that Kingdom of God that is found wherever justice and freedom triumph in personal and social spheres.

Such a church, inspired by the communion of the Trinity, would be characterized by more equitable sharing of sacred power, by dialogue, by openess to all the charisms granted to the members of the community, by the disappearance of all types of discrimination, especially those originating in patriarchalism and machismo, by its permanent search for consensus to be built up through the organized participation of all its members.

-from Trinity and Society by Leonardo Boff