Category: faith

what…..? How is it for you…… Discerning the difference between options, load and possibilities is key. Kevin DeYoung is spot on in his book Crazy Busy. “It’s not wrong to be tired. It’s not wrong to feel overwhelmed. It’s not wrong to go through seasons of complete chaos. What is wrong— and heartbreakingly foolish and wonderfully avoidable— is to […]

is one of the bible discoveries that’s still lingering on with me. So here’s some more of the content from last weekends talk that’s producing good things in me. The consistent indicator of the impact of a passage on me, is always. I end up talking through ideas from my talks in my conversation with […]

“Secular liturgies capture our hearts by capturing our imaginations and drawing us into ritual practices that ‘teach’ us to love something very different from the kingdom of God.” JKA Smith Desiring the Kingdom. 1 William Borden’s epic life impact: ‘no reserve, no retreat and no regret’ summarised well & briefly.  2 So when a staff member […]

Another gem from Keller, found along the pathway of Acts 4.

Some things from the life of Jesus, from my rummage in the gospels this week. Four things, not a preach here. Just an intriguing pattern worthy of our attention. 1 Jesus spent time enjoying long meals with people. 2 Jesus went to lots of parties with people. 3 Jesus spent time going on long walks with people. 4 […]

Here’s another quote from Andy Crouch’s really excellent book “Why is power a gift? Because power is for flourishing. When power is used well, people and the whole cosmos come more alive to what they were meant to be. And flourishing is the test of power.” Here’s to more of that healthiness…..  

Movements that change the world, by Steve Addison is a great book. And here’s some of my favourite parts. “Movements are informal groups of people with an agenda for change. They have leading figures but no one person in control. Movements make history. “Movements change people, and changed people change the world.” “The New Testament […]

Here’s some of the many parts that didn’t make it into today’s preach…… Gerald May, a brilliant Christian psychiatrist wrote this;- “Honesty before God requires the most fundamental risk of faith we can take: the risk that God is good and that God loves us unconditionally. It is in taking this risk that we rediscover […]

Here’s some lyrics that really caught me again this week. Oldies but so true. “Wonderful grace,  That gives what I don’t deserve, Pays me what Christ has earned, Then lets me go free. Wonderful grace, That gives me the time to change, Washes away the stains That once covered me. And all that I have I […]

We speak about where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night. Those are just the benefits of heaven. The real beauty of heaven is seeing God. 1 Eight lessons from Pixar for churches and leaders. Transferable insights. 2 John Burke’s great take on how to measure maturity. 3 Five must know, time-management […]