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One of my unmistakeable joys is accompanying people in the all the complexity of their lives. To rummage and wrestle with our shadow-self is nothing less than heroic. Whether it’s with increasing age, recceding hair or occasional cleric-shirt wearing (!!)…….I’m hearing more confessional truth and authentic struggle. People greatly value the opportunity to unpack things that have […]

charts rarely move me

….to tears but this one did! just, what did we do? what happened… heart screams, why did this have to happen!? “If the gospel is about transformation, how is it that two thousand years of proclamation have had so little effect? How is it that the gospel of Jesus Christ, so far from producing radical change, […]

no fear of the future

…..from Gerhard Lohfink’s Does God Need The Church? I came upon a passage that speaks somewhat to this question. “Today the parishes, at least in Europe, have scarcely any power to resist the pagan models of the surrounding society. Pastoral care is more and more specialized toward the “edges” of life. Faith has become private and modest. Today […]

journal scribbles & John 2:5

“But his mother told the servants, do whatever he tells you.” Jesus, so simple, so fully of impact and so difficult!  Some of the best theology reveals:- God initiates, we respond. So God, help me to listen well…help me to respond well. Help me to confess and repent when I don’t respond well. Help me to all I […]

startling words…..

…..can come from all sorts of places! Morning prayer can capture profound challenges at times. It’s honestly not where I always expect impact to come from……but this regular rythmn in anglican life is rich and powerful and it keeps on coming! Regular morning bible and prayer together is part of my weekdays……and it’s a great […]

the cost….

Non-discipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God’s overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, non-discipleship costs you exactly that abundance of life […]

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