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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

the habit of giving...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

'This' post by Mark Berry is well worth reading. In talking about generosity as opposed to profit-driven consumerism, Mark writes the following about the role of blogging in the emerging church conversation...

we don't sell we share (with exceptions of course)... we put our ideas in half-baked form out there, we put our resources in editable form out there, we put ourselves - our neurosis, our concerns, our spirituality etc. etc. out there! Maybe we have developed the 'Habit of Giving' if so it is worth CELEBRATING! Kester is right there is 'virtuous circle' a network of gift that is so much richer for all concerned than the old way of saving up you [sic] knowledge/resources then sell them! Let's challenge the 'book culture' that says you are nothing till you've published a book! Lets abandon experts and see everyone as learners, lets give away the things we have, let's take risks with the talents we've been given!

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