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…..for 2014 ahead. Life is too precious not to live a full life in Christ, including a resolve to discover where’s best to serve God in this world. So instead of many words, and unrealistic measures here’s what I’m aiming for in 2014. More space. More scripture. More creativity.


“When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places and come home to live by the sea.” “That is all very well, little Alice,” says my aunt, “but there is a third thing you must do.” “What is that?” I ask. “You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” “All right,” […]


OK never judge a book by its cover: but you’re allowed to judge the cover right?! Sadly the ugliness of this book is unavoidable. Here we have a super little volume packed with fresh, creative and engaging faith. The likes of which rarely comes along, and is also worthy of your confidence for the neighbour, […]


Consider the fruitfulness of the movement that Jesus initiated more than 2,000 years ago. It was grueling and physical. He was no ivory tower intellectual, dispensing wisdom from a safe distance. He was right in the mess of our struggles. Fully present in  the beautiful fragility of our humanity. He taught people, fed, touched and healed […]

doubt is the heart of the matter

I’ve been a fan of Graham Greene over the years. The blog title is a quote of his. This post isn’t mine, but a friends, sharing this TED video by Lesley Hazelton, on doubt at the heart of faith. It really sits with the challenge of preaching Matthew 11, where I’ve wrestled with John the Baptist and his […]

my 10 confessions

These really matter. Repentance, confession and faith are a dynamic, often overlooked……and as part of thinking through where we integrate confession in our church gatherings, I was provoked about this. Here’s some of my confessions, inspired by some hymns and liturgical reflection along the way. I confess God is holy through and through. I confess […]

growth, wholeness & freedom

from the brilliant Pip Wilson Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable Human Development does not reside in a place called certainty Wholeness does not reside in a place called self Freedom does not reside in a place called Security

Learning & growing

Threads from along the way


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