799 posts by johnnydouglas

“No single attribute creates more beauty in the world than a life lived out of love. Imagine how the world would be different if each of us left every person we ever met better than we found them. Imagine a world where love was the rule, where love was the boundary, where it was unthinkable […]

“In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spellcast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.” Douglas Coupland, in Shampoo Planet. 1 […]

The summer tumbleweed has come our way and we’re doing a much anticipated family road-trip. I trust the books I’m bringing will get read. I’ll reconnect at the end of the month. Daily morning tweets continue!

Psalm 135 says it this way:- “The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. […]

I’m called back to the insight and truthfulness of this…. “I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. This is the way Jesus came to reveal God’s love… Jesus’ […]

“Our Father, You come seeking fruit. Teach me, I pray You, to realise how truly this is the one object of my existence, and of my union to Christ” Andrew Murray 1 Performing never changes anything. Real does, because discipleship matters. 3DM great content here.  2 Alex Absalom on the missional church and weekend services. […]

Being present, and being still, is a serious challenge. It’s never more challenging to hold our ears to God in a bombarding culture. We can twitch more than think. We can consume more than consider. It’s a uniquely distinct time in which we’re to navigate what it might look like to be in this world, but […]

In the words of Archbishop Justin, “After so many wars, history requires us to to say yes to the words of Jesus who tells us that love for our enemies is in fact the only way to eliminate them – we make them our friends – and change our world forever.”