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“The church, which is a kingdom fellowship under King Jesus, counters each of these stories with the story of new creation that becomes possible through the power of the Spirit and the life of Jesus. Kingdom creates a family called a church.” Scot McKnight 1 Eight killers of momentum and motivation. Ron’s insight.  2 Creativity’s […]

five on Friday

“My secret is that I need God—that I am sick and can no longer make it alone. I need God to help me give, because I no longer seem to be capable of giving; to help me be kind, as I no longer seem capable of kindness; to help me love, as I seem beyond […]

reading…..

Here’s the quotes from my re-reading the brilliant and timeless Community and Growth, by Jean Vanier. “I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.” “Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a […]

effort

“Like a car without petrol, that has to be pushed and that comes to a standstill as soon as it is left alone, many Christians endeavour to drive themselves by will power and then think the Christian life a most exhausting and bitter one.” Watchman Nee Success does not get us into the kingdom of […]

Next Christians

,…..and all that…..in a newish book from Gabe Lyons. It offers a few transatlantic insights as to a new day, a fresh era and a restoration agenda: navigating being seperate or just down-right compromise! Here’s a few contrasts I scribbled in my journal. 

cultural readings, Coupland

Douglas Coupland, who came to fame for his book, ‘Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture’ has a unique capacity of providing acute descriptions of our contemporary world. Three young adults who in the midst of this changing world, seek to find their voice, by telling stories. “We know this is why the three of […]

prophets of a future….

Ken Untener has this left us this, beautiful take on things:- ‘Prophets of a Future Not Our Own’ It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision… We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We […]

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