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New Zealand and beyond . . .
A tall skinny itinerant social entrepreneur, married to Debbie for 25 years, father of five kids.
Interests: traveling around the world with my family in a 4x4 truck to see the world that god loves, to eat unusual food {but not too unusual} and to help change the world by telling stories, throwing parties, making friends and giving gifts. I am interested in spirituality and religion as it collides with new media and the emerging culture and this is the subject of my blog.
Recent Activity
As you know, I shut down this blog nearly 2 years ago and yet I am still getting comments and emails on issues that appear to be relevant regarding HPV jabs, Emergent Village meltdown, the state of the global emerging... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Greg, did you actually read what I wrote about my own daughter having an adverse reaction and episode? Or are you part of the Big Pharm payroll? Please declare your allegiance and comment again?
Carl, thanks for your concern. I apologized to Julie a very long time ago and put up something more public on my new blog last June. Julie's response is also there.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on A Response to Tony Jones at TallSkinnyKiwi
ohhh i like that
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2013 on Pirate Like Jesus at Curious Christian
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Thanks everyone for reading my old blog and walking with me for so long. It was an awsome and rewarding season. Come over to my new blog HQ at and watch it grow into something. And please let me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Hi Issac. thanks for your loyalty. Consider this a new season where I can start again, but this time on yes i will keep up the twitter and other streams and i imagine they will all flow into the the new HQ
Toggle Commented May 31, 2013 on Ten Years: Wordpress and me at TallSkinnyKiwi
Have I really not blogged for a month . . . . . OOOPPPSSSS!!! Sorry everyone. I have been so busy building blogs for others that this blog has gone by the wayside. Actually, I intend to STOP this particular... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Kirchentag Festival is off with a bang. Not sure how many people came out last night for the Opening Ceremony but estimates have been as high as 300,000. Who knows? Counting church people is a tricky affair, as I have... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
hi john. i really enjoyed speaking at ucwm last time but only have half a day. next time? last time was Here
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2013 on In Los Angeles to see blood at TallSkinnyKiwi
This Sunday I will be at the Brewery Art Walk in Los Angeles to see my friend Kevin do a live art installation based on the Book of Judges. He tells me there will be blood. I told him I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
hi Sheila. Nice to meet you. Lets talk on email.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2013 on Enough for All - My Bible Study at TallSkinnyKiwi
I have been thinking of Rick Warren all week. A dreadful loss. Praying peace on the family after the tragic suicide of their son Matthew. Rick Warren just set up the Matthew Warren Memorial Fund for Mental Illness. I hope... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
If you are in Germany then you might be joining the 100,000+ people in Hamburg for Kirchentag 2013 (Church Day) on May 1-5. If you make it to my session, please say hello afterwards. The Kirchentag folk do an absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
GREAT to hear waves of excitement over the new Pope. I am also excited about the appointment of Pope Francis, because . . . - he is from South America. - he is a humble man, riding the bus to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
My friend Sas Conradie from the Global Generosity Movement has just released 12 Resources for Christian Generosity: E.G. “Jay” Link’s latest book ‘Who’s In Charge Here?’ is now available. The pdf and Kindle versions of the book are free -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Shout out to Pete Rollins for his new book The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction. Pete dives into consumerism, idolatry, the original sin and more. Flavors of Lacan and Zizek (I have had enjoyable chats... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
A great mystic and dear friend of mine passed away a few days ago. He was not feeling well and laid down on his wife's lap. He didn't get up. Steve Malakowsky, or Steve M as most people knew him,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
We are in Lower Hutt at an Anglican community. Our truck is parked outside and we are listening to Nic Cave's new record Push The Sky Away as it spins around on Josh's 1957 Astor. Nice album. Reminds me of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Jubilee would be awesome!!
thanks David on the homeless issue, i have seen the definition of success relating to getting a homeless person off the street and into a house with a cheap loan - homeless problem solved with one less body on the street but a new host of problems for the person with the mortgage and the mandate to suddenly earn a lot more money to pay for the mortgage. his problems are not over. sponsorship - we have ruined Africa and now India is showing the same outstretched hand. there is a better way and lets care for orphans but not assume that building another institution to provide orphan care is the best solution.
Eli, thanks for the pushback. This was the point I spent the majority of my message on. in a social justice setting, and in many mission projects among the poor, those who finance the initiative are important. we dont choose to all become rich and we dont give preference to the rich but we realize that reaching the whole city means including the rich also. we looked at jesus impact among both Jairus and the bleeding woman in Luke. We also mentioned Lazarus and Mary and Martha who had resources enough to support the ministry of Jesus. We are not told where they got their money but neither are we given reason to suspect corruption.
PassionFest is going well. About 350-400 people here for this Christian based social justice festival. I spoke last night on 5 things I have learned and am learning about social justice. For those of you ask me to blog it,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Today is the big day for our family. Our Number One son Sam marries Jenna White. All very exciting. Lots of airport pickups. I got to bed at 3am last night. In a few hours we host the wedding ceremony.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
Wishing Pope Benedict XVI a smooth transition into his next phase of life as simply Joseph Ratzinger. What a surprise!! I was thinking of running for Pope. Change is good. I have been a Baptist, an Anglican, and a Presbyterian,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at TallSkinnyKiwi
we sometimes have them inside on the window sill. debbie is hoping to add a box for 3 chickens very soon.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2013 on Living Lighter at TallSkinnyKiwi