Monthly Archives: May 2016

Story-Formed?

Story-Formed?

So a lot of these rhythm of life that we are exploring nd recommending are obvious, but simply need a little intentionality added. But being Story-formed? Whats that about? We understand, experience and intersect with God’s story and the stories of others. C. Kalinowski One of Caesar’s key images is the idea that what we often do with the Bible is take one piece from a 1000 piece jigsaw and talk about it each Sunday, …

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Food!! Rhythm Reflection 3.

Are we obsessed with our stomachs? “An army marches on its stomach” is what Napoleon and various Roman commanders are supposed to have said. Eating is a necessity, but there’s more to it than that. When we sit down together and eat something happens. relationship is built, so many cultures have seen eating together as an act of peace and friendship making. It seems to be hardwired into humanity. Caesar K in Transformed suggests that …

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Blog Extra, a favourite.

Sometimes people suggest things, people and ideas to me.  I like to come up with my own ideas, find my own partners, but I’m trying to grow past that.  My friend Tom told me about a charity called Hope Into Action when we were exploring whether our church could become social landlords in our area of Nottingham. I didn’t want to hear about someone else’s great idea. I wanted to do my own. Then I …

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Rhythm Reflection 2

Last week I was thinking about listening forward and backward. Reflecting on the 6 daily rhythms suggested in “Transformed” which I suggested we all read as a church family in Januray.  Today I want to talk about the rhythm of blessing.  Our Missional Community has been talking about being “blessed to be a blessing” on and off for a little while. Caesar suggests, and more importantly, God calls us to be a blessing, it’s the …

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Rhythm Reflection 1: Listening

Over the next few weeks I want to use this space to reflect on some rhythms of life suggested via Caesar Kalinowski at the Launch weekend in Liverpool I enjoyed and via his books, videos and blogs.  I’m not a natural listener. I’ve been prone to using the time someone is talking to formulate the next thing I want to say. My voice sounds good to me! Ambition is a driver, one to be overcome/dismantled. …

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