A Pearl from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On this day, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was martyred – aged 39. His life, teaching and death are constant reminders of the cost of discipleship and the need for political engagement. Here is one of his pearls: God travels wonderful ways with human beings, but he does not comply with the views and opinions of people. […]

A word in edgeways

I was blogging, then I wasn’t. Then Euan Semple reminded me of the importance of sharing thoughts and opinions in his book Organisations don’t tweet, people do. He asks: “how does the world ever change except by people sharing their opinions?” I was preoccupied with business, forgetting that my business is sharing ideas.  My responsibility […]

Landlords from hell

The Nativity by Korean artist Woonbo Kim Ki-chang raises question of “where was Jesus born?” Coronation Street has a story line about the politics of casting for the local Nativity. (Hopefully Simon will get the role of the innkeeper). The innkeeper is always cast in a good light. He is the one who found room […]

Dependance

Lord, the fullness that our lives long fordepends on us being as open and vulnerable to youas you were to us,when you came,wearing no more than nappies ,and trusting human handsto hold their maker – John Bell