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at year end. Here’s some things that I’ve gathered quickly from the memories of the past months. Some of my favourite from 2015! books 1 The good and beautiful community, by James Bryan Smith 2 Visions of vocation, by Steven Garber 3 Yawing at Tigers, by Drew Dyck 4 Creating a missional culture, by JR […]

summers done

And so as drizzle comes down. Here’s a few snapshots from my mind. Humidity, sunshine and driving ease makes Florida kinda dreamy. Favourite t-shirt spotted: “you had me at bacon.’ Disney is great…..but Universal won out for most of us. Chef was my favourite movie from what I saw over the summer weeks. And no […]

notes

There are so many conference ‘scenes’ out there,…..and definitely never the budget to attend all of them. So here are some of the best of the recent #C3 conference. “Jesus makes everything better, including trouble.” Jentezen Franklin “Love the calling you have, not the one you wish you had.” @JudWilhite “The praise that costs the […]

five on Friday, for you…

rather than too many links…..I’m cutting down! All in the spirit of the ‘year of lean!’ 1 whether the new year blues have got to you or now: recall the late Jim Elliott’s wisdom: “Wherever you are: be wholly there!”and take a few minutes to enjoy this pacey, brilliant & funny TED talk by Shawn […]

some of my Christmas…

……in reply to my cyberpal supersimbo’s invitation, this was some of my Christmas. It involved far too much pace, perhaps not enough quiet and medium amounts of gluttony! More home-making adventures with Julie: and real-tree goodness. The three-meat Christmas roast was particularly good! Just-about recovery from all the pre-Christmas services: overdosing particularly on singing ‘Silent […]

best reads from 2012

….. here’s what I read in the last year: from q1, q2, q3 and q4 of 2012. I read around 130 books. I have some new inquisitive friends, so I logged the details this year. Here are my favourite reads of from the year. Impossible though it is. Here’s my top-twelve reads from 2012, in no particular […]

web-goodies…

Of the many reviews – this is the best one: of Francis Spufford’s ‘Unapologetic’, Matthew Porter’s great blog on whether the church is like M&S!, Eugene Peterson on stories, Failure, not success, makes a leader great, LICC’s Being present to God, The gospel in an age of optional discipleship, challengingly 8 ways you can keep young adults out of your […]

11 best books…

from 2011…. in my limited and biased take on it all! Maybe the only things better than reading a great book and talking about a great book, is forwarding the goodness on to others! Reading may begin as a solitary experience, but it doesn’t have to stay that way for long. This is not an […]

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