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mistrust and suspicion

are not holy things! I’m really appreciating the new chapter of anglican ministry we are now in. Early in his time as Archbishop Justin spoke at a conference of diocesan lay chairs. He spoke of the inevitablity of leadership circles, and the temptation to go into closed environments where decisions are made. He challenged for openness. ++Justin […]

a prayer

……..I forgot to share from yesterday! “May all your expectations be frustrated, may all your plans be thwarted, may all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you might experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and then sing and dance in the love of God who is Father, Son, and Spirit …and today […]

becoming a church of influence

iDisciple saw session 6 & 7 hosted by Gordon MacDonald on influence and church. the crowds were not in the crosshairs of Jesus ministry. Why do we obsess with crowds. Leader influence and discipleship shaping mattered more! Quaker spirituality:- “I believe in the influence of silent and radiant people and I say to myself that such […]

more Peterson, more pastoralia

I can’t overstate my deep appreciation of Eugene Peterson enough. He’s the kind of pastor, mentor & author whose writing, inspires, resources and warms me! His most recent writing, I loved last summer when I first read it. Usually it takes me a couple of weeks to get through a Eugene book, sentences and paragraphs […]

go on….

…leave the world…. “When John says, ‘Leave the world,’ he does not mean the world with its desperate needs that cry out to be served. He means the self-centered projects, programs, demands—rationalized, justified and even glorified—of security, pleasure, esteem and power, which hinder our growing up into full human personhood.”  Thomas Keating ….choose better, ..choose […]

drip Jesus!

A wise man once said that there are three kinds of givers in this world: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. To get a flint to give, you have to hammer at it and then it only yields sparks. Sponges you must squeeze, or else you get nothing. But the honeycomb drips its own […]

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