Monthly Archives: March 2016

Charity Starts at Home

There’s a political debate about the treatment of the least in our society and the need for austerity.  About how many and how much migrants deserve to be helped.  I think Jesus is clear on these things, but others read the same texts and come to different political viewpoints, I respect that and this is not the place for party politics.  I’ve been at public school, at comprehensive, I’ve lived in a economically deprived nation, …

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Anniversary

I think today is the 5th anniversary of my dad’s death.  I say I think, I’m hazy on the exact date. For me his birthday is his day, not his death day.  There’s lots to say about how he loved me, how he influenced the best parts of me.  Sentimentality is near, so is regret, but this is the best response: One of my favourite musicians, John Mark McMillan speaks for me, I’ll roar with …

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Bitten Back

You stand up in front of everyone and expound.  Then it comes back, boomerang like, and bites you in the butt.  I’m often talking about identity. As children of God, Friends, Servants, Temple/Home of Holy Spirit, Royal Siblings of Jesus etc… It flows out of me without much need for preplanning.  Then this week as we have explored Identity through the Story Formed Way in our embryonic Missional Community through the stories of Adam, Eve, …

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I made a mistake…

I made a mistake…

I made a mistake, I got it wrong. I’m Sorry. I wonder what you think I’m talking about?   It probably says more about you than me. 😉   I’ve started looking in the mirror, (which is often the place I put prayers and bible verses to say over myself) and say, “you can be wrong.” It’s very, very liberating. On the first level it’s about puncturing my own ego, raising the level of doubt …

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