Friend of…

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : January 11, 2007

You may have noticed that I have two banners underneath my archives links. These banners declare that I am a “friend of emergent village” and a “friend of missional.” Lots of folks have such visual declarations of affinity on their blogs. But I am a bit annoyed that I have these banners. After all, I am a friend to lots of people. I don’t want to be exclusive or elitist about the groups I choose to affirm on my blog.

Unfortunately, there are many fine groups that don’t have such nifty little “friends of” banners available.
Therefore, if you know of any groups that have little banners that I can add to my “friends of” section…let me know. If you are a part of a church or organization or whatever, and want to create such a banner, I will seriously consider adding it and linking to your church/organization/whatever.

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5 Responses to “Friend of…”

  1. Jerry on January 11th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Guess I need to make a “friend of Missional Jerry” Banner!


  2. espiritu paz on January 11th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Or you could design a banner that said.

    Friend of sinners…

    and then put our names beneath.

  3. John Smulo on January 12th, 2007 1:23 am

    I’ve recently launched a Missional Apologetics site at in addition to myblog (

    There’s banners available to support the site in the “support” section up top if you’re interested in linking. But I’d only want you to support it if you liked what you found there! Especially in my Missional Apologetic Manifesto, which your blog name reminded me of.

    I just discovered your blog a couple days ago and am enjoying it.

  4. daniel on January 24th, 2007 12:35 pm

    Oh. Image tag doesn’t work. Here you go.

  5. markvans on January 24th, 2007 12:47 pm

    Thanks! I’ve added my “friend of people” image.

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