Category Archives: Spirituality

Ongoing Conversion

Merton on Ongoing Conversion from Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog by prodigalkiwi I’ve been reflecting on a number of things including a conversation I had with Anglican friends earlier in the week. I thought of Cistercian Monk Thomas Merton:  “…Churches have traditionally … Continue reading

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Perspective as Spiritually forming?

  By Chris Lenshyn Those who read the Bible from a spiritualizing, other worldly perspective will have a spiritualizing, other worldly faith and go to spiritualizing, other worldly churches. Those who read the Bible from a prosperity-promising, greed-promoting, materialistic perspective … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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Following an Itinerant Messiah

I follow quite a few blogs, and I like to post some across to mine as I quite often find they write things that express many of my own thoughts…. but they do it so much better! Here is one … Continue reading

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Narrative and Mission in Luke

Luke 10-11 the great narrative on mission “One thing is clear to me: The temptation of power is greatest when intimacy is a threat. “Much Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate … 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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Church Detox

Something from a blog called ‘Everyday Liturgy’: Church Detox by Thomas In the matter of a month I have wound down from leading a small group, playing drums, writing prayers and directing communion much of the time at a church … Continue reading

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