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I found this post this morning and wanted to share it with you all. Thanks have to go Mark Cuban or writing this great blog post.

I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”.

What a bunch of BS.  ”Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get.

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Over the last few days I’ve been hearing a lot about things Christians are doing in the name of Christ or under the umbrella of “Christians” and as you can imagine most of it has been unbelievable.

This time of the year nearly every Church in the world will be covering the story of Jesus and him dying on the cross for us. For us Christians this story is the foundation of our faith.

I couldn’t think of any greater act of love. Continue Reading…

Letter from Shane

ShaunParker —  April 19, 2011 — Leave a comment

This is the letter the Shane Claiborne wrote for Esquire posted on November 18, 2009

To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.

Forgive us. Forgive us for the embarrassing things we have done in the name of God. Continue Reading…

XXX.Porn.Help.Love

ShaunParker —  April 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

Many of you subscribers and regular readers will noticed by now that I am really passionate about the work of XXXChurch and that I blog for them on a regular basis ( I’m taking a break from the blogging for XXXChurch until after the honeymoon).

I’ve had many people ask my why I’m so passionate about the work of XXXChurch and let me try and sum it up really Quickly. Continue Reading…

Glo Bible Software

ShaunParker —  April 14, 2011 — Leave a comment

This is a bit of software I’ve been waiting for a very long time to get my hands on. In fact it’s been over a year of waiting for the release of the software on Mac. I first heard about the software from an article in a youth work magazine in England and once my good friend Jon Jolly shared the article with me I instantly wanted to get my hands on it. After spending some time looking the their website I was really annoyed when I found out that it was only available on PC and that we had to wait such a long time to get our hands on it but the time is here and us mac and iPad users can now access it. This is more of a heads up and download it blog but in a few weeks I will let you all know how I’m using but below I’ve highlighted a couple things I’ve already fallen in love with.

I find it so difficult to sit down and just read my bible and take it in. Its the same with a lot of books that I read which has really upset many times because I like to read. The thing I love about Glo from the very short time I’ve had my hands on is the media that has been made available which has already helped me take a lot more of the material I’m reading and apply it to my life. Granted I currently only have the lite version (which is free) which means there will be more made available to me once I’ve got the full version but for now if your not sure about it check it out it’s free after all.

This is software is free for the basic version but you do lose a lot and I believe at the moment its only $69 if you brought it online. I’ve just been using the Lite version but if you feel you would like to bite the bullet and go for the premium I don’t think you would be disappointed.

Go a head a check it out for yourself. Glo Bible Software

Let me know what you all think

You got a friend in me

ShaunParker —  April 13, 2011 — 6 Comments

I was speaking to a good friend the other night about what our lives were like before we met each other. This person is someone who honestly has helped me out in ways she never thought she’d be able to. She’s brought in more of her friends whenever we’ve hung out and those friends have now become my friends.

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty”
Mother Teresa

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Distracted.Curry.Pain

ShaunParker —  April 8, 2011 — 2 Comments

Getting easily distracted seems to be one of my biggest down falls. In fact I made a time in my diary to sit down now and write this blog I’ve been distracted by the thought of having an indian curry tonight (in my defense I live in a country where I’ve not yet seen a curry, so that does explain my excitement for this) but in the last few days I’ve started to reflect on the impact that my distraction have on me on a daily basis. Continue Reading…

This is something i stumbled on when visting http://www.thesimpleway.org/

1-Fast for the 2 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day.
2-Contact your local crisis pregnancy center and invite a pregnant woman to live with your family.
3-Ask your pastor if someone on your church’s sick list would like a visit.
4-Join an open AA meeting and befriend someone there.
5-Adopt a child. Continue Reading…

Waiting and living

ShaunParker —  March 23, 2011 — 2 Comments

Over the last few weeks a lot of things have changed for me. I’ve got married to an amazing Colombian woman, who I still can’t believe God gave me someone as amazing as she. We signed the contracts on our new apartment. I currently find myself sat in our empty living room with just a single sofa bed which i’m sat on while waiting for the guys to come and install the internet etc. So I thought now would be a perfect time to sit down and share with you what Gods really been speaking to me over the last couple weeks.

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At the end of last year I was really blessed by a podcast from Mosaic LA. The talk was highlights that we as the Church should be changing our cultures and bring the culture of heaven. The one thing that i walked away from the talk was this….

Churches often replace the experience of planing events and the excitement that comes from it with the real thing. They never get to the place they want to be because the experience of dreaming and talking about stuff seems to be enough for them. Continue Reading…