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the door

I was reminded of this poem leading our recent Evangelism and Witness consultation, some abbreviated words by Sam Shoemaker – The Door “I stand by the door. I neither go to far in, nor stay to far out. The door is the most important door in the world – It is the door through which […]

sharing…

Yes. Sharing Jesus remains the most significant question….. “Your role as a Christ follower is simply to be a witness. You don’t have to pound gavels. point fingers and cast blame. All you need to do is tell your story. The beautiful thing about sharing your faith story is that nobody can deny it. No […]

witness

“We are free to choose how to go about sharing our faith with others, but our options and choices are never neutral. The methods we choose either embody or contradict the story we are seeking to share. Stories of Jesus are historical information. Beliefs about Jesus are personal convictions and opinions. Theologies of Jesus are […]

we need witnesses

We’re called to be alive to all that Jesus has done. As you know one of my favourite books of 2013, is Prototype from Jonathan Martin. “What the world needs now are signposts of what’s ahead, markers for the new world just around the corner. The world does not need heroes; the world does not […]

Isaiah 52 v 7

More bad news this week: bad news on the world-stage, bad news on the weather, bad news on the economy, but Isaiah 52:7 remains true. “How beautiful are the feet of him who brings good news announcing peace proclaiming news of happiness, that our God reigns, our God reigns.” The good news is the bad news […]

reflections post-synod vote

The ache is real after the shifts and the rejection of the measure discussed at length again yesterday. The journey towards the ordination of women bishops got aborted dramatically yesterday. Wikipedia shortly after, had a revised first line…… The Church of England is the officially established sexist Christian church in England. I ache. Not because I’m a third-level feminist, politically correct, or necessarily […]

….who He uses!

some notes…..from a talk I gave last week: click-for-a-better-viewing……. and from Steve Addison’s primal-and-ultra-challenging: Movements that change the world  “God takes the initiative and chooses unlikely people, far from the centre of ecclesiastical power. He works to remake them from the inside out. He inspires innovative insights regarding his mission and how it is to be […]

why shine!?

Matthew 5 v 14-16 as paraphrased in The Message “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t […]

God-be-with-you

“A woman with a scarf over her head hoists her six year old onto the first step of the school bus. “Good-bye,” she says. A father on the phone with his freshman son has just finished bawling him out for his poor grades. There is mostly silence on the other end of the line. “Well, good-bye,” […]

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