five on Friday

“God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child’s garments.” William Gurnall

1 The church’s frightful kodak moment. Un-change powerfully unpacked here.
2 Pete Scazerro, framing some of Rolheiser’s thinking on death, struggle and discipleship.
3 London reclassified in areas and rentals. Seven different sectors, offered here. 
4 Ryan Huguley really helpfully on eleven issues affecting our preaching.
5 Simon Parke’s blog is always worth a visit and his recent truth-teller series is particularly searing:– “Truth-tellers will need to have befriended their personal sadness. We hurt each other when we live and speak from a place of unacknowledged pain.”