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?
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 […]
The List By Naomi Shihab Nye A man told me he had calculated the exact number of books he would be able to read before he died by figuring the average number of books he read per month and his probable earth span, (averaging how long his dad and grandpa had lived, adding on a […]
>Lost in thought this morning – with many matters.Is this what diversity training looks like? This dance group won a British TV talent competition. Diversifying is God’s business.Through Abraham and the cross God provides us with a family tree which renders all brothers and sisters. Hear this (as Abraham and Sarah did) – from Genesis […]
>Doing a bit reflecting in the shower I concluded that books no longer are my main source of learning. It’s probably debatable whether they ever were but the assumption was that a student needs books if s/he is going to learn. I would have to say that significant turning points – things that have set […]
>Friend Jim came by with a quote from the work of Laurens van der Post. I enjoyed his books when I read them. A lovely man, great story-teller and lover of humanity. I particulalry remember reading one of his books on a train journey at a time of bereavement, and remember noticing feeling so much […]