“Most churches have not developed a good way of combining spiritual formation with missional living. That’s a capacity issue. It’s one thing to want to see your people move forward; it’s another to have the calling to actually move them forward. As the leader, you may be gifted to move into this personally, but if […]
as the year winds down…..here’s been some of my favourites…..so what about yours? Five favourite fun moments: Walking with a church through pain and loss into a new and enduring knowledge of Gods love, Grenson vibram footwear gifts aka my new preaching shoes, sitting with others in the possibility and hope of new beginnings, the extended […]
Group cycling, aka spinning is a reflection of the fall…..but it’s working for me in a love-hate kind of way. The opposite of transformation is probably transaction. And we’re made for so much more than this…… A church that tries to recruit, offering the details of 69 planned management mtgs per year, will understandably struggle to attract Acts 2 […]
And so as drizzle comes down. Here’s a few snapshots from my mind. Humidity, sunshine and driving ease makes Florida kinda dreamy. Favourite t-shirt spotted: “you had me at bacon.’ Disney is great…..but Universal won out for most of us. Chef was my favourite movie from what I saw over the summer weeks. And no […]
oh and Lego at it’s ultimate use!
….sobriety is killing… it’s a stunning truth! It’s all too painfully visible at times….. so go-on…… I dare you behave as a child, this lenten season. Jesus says that children are at home in the kingdom of God. And so He wants adults to be childlike. What could be more fun than that! This is your […]
Here’s some new finds I’m enjoying this week…… John 15 again and again, with Richard’s brilliant new blog arrival: Seasoned with Grace. Kester Brewin’s free-access provocative new book, Mutiny Jon Thurlow’s IHOP infused worship sounds: a bunch of tracks here Time-use and productivity, in a new landscape. A few articles worth a look. Creative goodness […]
for all my hipster, missional, bearded brothers….
brilliance here! From Hello-you-creatives, flagged up by Gerard Kelly. …..and yes sometimes this how I feel!