Category Archives: Consumerism

Bean counting as the aim…..

We see consumerism everywhere, yes, especially in church! We see business models promoted as magical tablets to cure ailing Sunday attendance, and we also know that many think of local church instead of kingdom thinking…. I am currently reading Michael … Continue reading

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Empire, Christianity and the confusion of attractive power.

I am coming to the end of Moltmann’s ‘The Crucified God’, and I found this interesting section where Moltmann addresses issues of power, empire and the dangers of idolatry that can/do come with it. He looks at where Christian theology … Continue reading

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Jurgen Moltmann – Christianity and comfort.

I am finding much to be gained from Moltmann in relation to how Christianity interacts (or doesn’t) with the surrounding, dominating society. This reminds me of the parable about losing saltiness and what I see around me often – a … Continue reading

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Two Necessary Seasons of Life: Pruning and Dormancy

by BECKY ELDREDGE http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/19578/two-necessary-seasons-of-life-pruning-and-dormancy/ Last year my prayer life told me it was pruning season. After years of being in the full bloom of my outward call, it was time to re-evaluate life’s commitments. God was inviting me to a … Continue reading

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Servant or Leader?

Lance Ford writes in his ‘UnLeader: Reimagining Leadership’ on page 69 the following: “Depending on the translation, at the very most, ” leader” is used only six times in the New Testament, while the word “servant” can be found over … Continue reading

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The horizontal and vertical of faith.

I am currently reading Hugh Halter’s “Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth”, and within it he writes: ” The best witness isn’t telling people concepts about God. The best witness of the gospel happens when people see an entire … Continue reading

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Discipleship before Leadership.

  I think you can tell by the subject matter of many of my posts that I am a firm believer in the idea of discipleship. My own denomination has for a long time been keen to quote ‘Make Christ-like … Continue reading

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