Amazon changed the way we read: is there more to come?!, Michael Lewis writes on the everyday life of the president you may not know about, Lance Armstrong on losing almost everything, the war between complaint and creativity, Creativity and formation, Rob Bell, John Piper, Bill Johnson and the will of God: go figure!, Prophet Priest & Kingly ministry in the local (Mars Hill) context, Shauna Niequist on Busy-ness as both drug and defense!, How twitter can help a local church, Lucy Winkett on being biblical and being a woman, and how a local Essex parish goes comedic in seeking out their new vicar!,
A great write-up about one of my ministry-heroes: Ajith Fernando, Dave Kraft’s wisdom on the 29 things that shape a pastors ministry, unhealthy leaders and their accompanying environments, 5 things pastors should be doing, but probably aren’t?!, More than an ugly looking building; making disciples has to be the priority!, 5 things young pastors should know, what might shape a well-rounded sermon, and Malcolm Duncan on calling:-“Freedom in ministry springs from saying ‘yes’ to Jesus not once, but every time He asks you to do something!”
Lots of truth in this:- 10 worship leading myths, 10 lies your children and young people might believe, ++Rowans address to the Synod of Bishops and the wisdom of contemplation, Gavin Peacock’s strong take on whats to be learnt from the reality of suffering, Spiritual Myopia by Malcolm Duncan, free download of hymns re-worked, Richard Beck on Walter Bruggemann:– “We must live haunted lives in an unhaunted world!”, Paul Scanlon on why Goodness and kindess are bridges over which anything can travel! and my favourite new lamb recipe!
….and some helpful words from the Bishop of Sheffield,…
One of the fruits of coming away from your own situation is that you see some things more clearly. One of the insights I will be taking back is that any conversation about sharing the faith needs to connected to a vision for growing disciples: Christians who will not melt in the heat of the day but endure and be sustained an grow stronger in their witness.