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We need to consistently get more intimately acquainted with Holy Spirit, but most importantly when our awareness, enjoyment and familiarity with him is more nostalgic than dynamic. 1 Krish Kandiah’s vision of an apostolic church. Compelling stuff. 2 Some of the clearest productivity insight. Six tips for everyday! 3 “Power and authority in the here and now […]

service

“The Messiah wrapped in a servant’s grimy towel is not giving up power. He is restoring it to its original purpose, cleansed of its distortions—the power to love a lovely and loveless world to the uttermost. None of his power is reserved for carefully guarding privilege or meticulously accounting for status; every bit of it […]

flourishing

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…..  

glory

….from one of my early 2014 reads, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch It’s crunchy content, navigating often caricatured ideas. Power is a gift, and that’s the central and controversial idea unpacked.  Here’s my favourite quote for now! “The grand pattern of creation is good, to very good, to glory! Nature is good. Culture […]

yielded

Today’s gospel reading is from Matthew 15 v 29-39. It’s the intriguing and lesser known feeding of the four thousand. With lots that is distinctive and inspiring. It’s challenged me again about the trustworthiness of God’s word. It’s called me back to God’s heart for difference, outsider and those not inclined to our way of […]

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