five on Friday

By |2014-12-24T13:56:24+00:00January 2nd, 2015|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Jesus said you are to love one another as I have loved you, a love that will possibly lead to the bloody, anguish gift of yourself, a love that forgives seven times seven, that keeps no record of wrong. This is the criterion, sole norm, the standard of discipleship in the New Israel of God.”  Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God 1 Wedding cakes and what they might tell us. An interesting read! 2 Steve Tilley's honest telling of an alternative career as a pastor-priest. 3 Don Carson's insightful five reflections on the failures of the young, restless and [...]

people and God

By |2013-01-30T08:51:08+00:00March 3rd, 2013|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

both in their right size and shape! Psalm 56 v 11 records;- “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” The more we trust God’s perfection, the better we can deal with human perfection. There is no other healthy way to survive life in a broken world. Nothing short of divine love can equip us to love others as we should. It is our security in God’s perfect love that makes it safe to love those who are not perfect. Without the God who ordained them, the laws of love [...]