"Blogger" n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do. This is the blog of Eric Swanson containing the developing thoughts and reflections on the externally focused church, the kingdom of God and what I see God doing in the world, in my life and the life of my family and friends. I also occassionally throw in a little commentary on good restaurants I like along with a few pictures.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Paella, Mediterranean Salad, Ribs, Chicken and Ice Cream Cake
Friday, July 27, 2007
Rich Nathan--Vineyard Columbus
I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with Pastor Rich Nathan of Vineyard Church in Columbus yesterday. Vineyard is about as externally focused as churches can get. Within their facility they have a medical, dental, chiropractic, legal and eye clinic. They have planted 24 churches. They have 375 small groups and this year hope to plant 40+ churches in Indonesia. This summer they have over 120 Samalise in a summer program at Vineyard. Vineyard is the kind of church that is a great candidate for being part of the first Missional Renaissance Leadership Community that Reggie McNeal and I will begin in November.
Books and Brew Goes Co-ed
Susie Richardson, the self-proclaimed Amelia Earhart (the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic) and Annie Edson Taylor (the first woman to go over Niagra Falls in a Barrel) of Books and Brew set the new high bar for this summer event waxing eloquently about books that changed her life. Her courageous entry into the formerly all-male group encouraged the participation of Liz Swanson and Janet Wineman who both made stellar and erudite contributions.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Bob and Libby Wedding 07-07-07
Sunday, July 01, 2007
They aged well in 60 years