Category Archives: Community

The Jewish ‘No’…… continued.

I am going to continue with this idea of how we should understand the Jewish ‘No’ and the ‘Yes’ of the fledgling Christian faith. This effects our approach to how God works with creation and particular when he has a … Continue reading

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The past is not what our future hope should be.

I am continuing on my Jurgen Moltmann re-read period, and now I am at the very early stages of reading ‘The Way of Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions’. Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. We tend to do it with false … Continue reading

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We Are Called

Originally posted on Faith Unlocked:
We are called to stand out, Not to conform; We are called to speak out, Not to silently stand by; We are called to reach out, Not introspectively retreat; We are called to love outsiders,…

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Ministers need to stop and re-orientate.

This year has shown me just how much I need time to stop. To just be able to say ‘No’ to demands of time and energy. Being on holiday can often be a time of being equally busy, but being … Continue reading

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transition from inward to outward

transition from inward to outward Brad Brisco’s summary of “what is missional?” is a good one, and I particularly like the five implications he closes with. I have summarized but also adapted some of this. I’ll close with some thoughts … Continue reading

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Mission and Vision….

mission and vision Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There’s a crack in everything – That’s how the light gets in . – Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” The greatest and most fundamental problems of life are fundamentally … Continue reading

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   Bonhoeffer and leadersip……

Bonhoeffer’s critique of leadership On the weekend I’ll be presenting a paper at a colloquium on interfaith persepectives on leadership. My paper (representing the Protestant tradition) is on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological critique of leadership in Life Together. Here’s an excerpt from the conclusion: … Continue reading

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