Category Archives: New Monasticism

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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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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Swimming against the stream.

There are days when I find this blog called ‘Contemplative Photography’ exactly what I need…. Swimming against the stream by Diane Walker There’s lots of change in the wind today; time to keep breathing, hold the tiller steady, and press … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Biblical Hospitality?

from Missional Church Network by Brad Brisco The past few months I have been doing research on the topic of “biblical hospitality” for a workbook that my friend Lance Ford and I are doing with The House Studio. I use … Continue reading

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