hope

By |2013-09-06T16:48:01+00:00September 19th, 2013|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology, Uncategorized, writing|

"It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the Church’s mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything. This [...]

a prayer

By |2013-02-26T18:28:44+00:00February 26th, 2013|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

this is humbling stuff from +Ken Untener, written in honour of +Oscar Romero. It's wisdom writing at it's best! It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit [...]

the God we hardly knew

By |2012-12-02T22:46:51+00:00December 2nd, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

is, a great poem by the late Oscar Romero with artwork from Nadia Bolz-Weber. No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient, the proud, those who, because they have everything, look down on others, those who have no need even of God- for them there will be no Christmas. Only the poor, the hungry, those who need someone to come on their behalf, will have that someone. That someone is God. Emmanuel. God-with-us. Without poverty of spirit there can be no abundance of God.