When it comes to power and leadership in the church are we confused by worldly perceptions of power and success? Recently I have heard about arguments amongst leaders about who sits in the “best seats” in the chancel, and there’s real power politics at play in ecclesiastical processions! If we are entitled (Rev, Reader etc) […]
John Lees has written a guide to self-supporting ministry that is challenging and practical. But is self-supporting ministry just about those who are clergy?
There’s a division of opinion about whether Luke wrote 70 or 72 in for the number Jesus sent out. I think it makes a difference and that there are arguments either way. But it seems a bit of a geeky question.
I have just been reading The Book of Negroes by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. It gets its controversial title from a historic document from the 18th century which is kept at the National Archives at Kew. It is a ledger of over 3,000 names of enslaved African, the “Black Loyalists” who escaped to Britain’s lines in the American […]
Every morning I, David, pray with Jews, my brothers, my sisters. Their scripture fallen into my hands, fills my mind, names me. I take their prayers, the longing of their psalms, I hear their pain, share their dreams, my amen I join to theirs. And I regret every morning I can’t pray with more distant […]
Sometimes what comes out in conversation takes our breath away doesn’t it? Conversations are wonderful ways of learning and realising stuff deep within our experience. At a recent workshop on power leaders in ministry were sharing empowering stories and exploring ways of empowering others. What emerged was a radical question, very simply expressed: don’t we want […]
I love that tweet @la_vagabondeuse and know the feeling of opening up a box of treasures. There are so many jewels out there. Of course, this has more to do with la_vagabondeuse’s willingness to open her ears and heart to others. Twitter is just the means to that end – one of many social media […]