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By |2017-01-09T19:10:12+00:00January 3rd, 2017|discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, personal, writing|

So here's my seasonal list. It was a curious year that saw many wonderful and varied things globally and locally, including Julie and I stopping drinking diet coke! Books still win out.... real books that is! Books I most benefitted from were You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith, Strong and weak by Andy Crouch, Essentialism by Greg McKeown, Deep Work by Cal Newport, Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree, Being Disciples by Rowan Williams, The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine, The Seven Stories That Shape Your life by Gerard Kelly, The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson, The Emotionally Healthy [...]


By |2015-12-29T23:01:01+00:00December 28th, 2015|coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

at year end. Here's some things that I've gathered quickly from the memories of the past months. Some of my favourite from 2015! books 1 The good and beautiful community, by James Bryan Smith 2 Visions of vocation, by Steven Garber 3 Yawing at Tigers, by Drew Dyck 4 Creating a missional culture, by JR Woodward 5 Giving blood, by Leonard Sweet discoveries 1 Swiss mountain-views with Julie, Northumbrian wide open spaces and Cornish coastlines were thrilling 2 Summer-sunshine water-play and pure silliness with Noah & Esther, sans wifi! 3 Culling a serious excess of stuff - was both helpful [...]


By |2015-01-01T23:33:34+00:00December 30th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, personal|

as the year winds's been some of my 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 family goodness of eight of us holidaying in Florida and making sense of the calling of my life. Five favourite movies:  A thousand times good night, Captain Phillips, The fault in our stars, Parkland and Calvary. Five favourite tastes: The discovery of Keevil and Keevil beef, [...]


By |2013-08-02T21:32:31+00:00July 11th, 2013|discipleship, fun, leadership, personal, theology, Uncategorized, writing|

glorious books..... heres what I've been reading in the second quarter of 2013. It adds to what I've read earlier. All good stuff, with the best titles bolded, yes as ever not enough novels, but do I have the time and patience?! And the numbers are for a reading collective I'm a part of. What are you reading? what would you sugguest from what you've enjoyed.......? Second Corinthians Commentary by Scott J Hafemann 508 The Art of Pastoring by David Hansen (revised ed) 219 The invested life by Rosenberg & Koshy 278 The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket 262 What we talk about when we [...]