Every picture tells a story

D-day for dissertation – now done and dusted – and looking far better for being wordled. Are they words that ring true? Already I am wishing I told it straighter and more to the point. Or are they generative words? Monument in honour of Paulo Freire, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brazil I came across this monument of […]

learning organisations

learning organisations are “organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to learn together.” (Senge, 1990, p.3).  Senge, P.M.    1990    The Fifth Discipline     London: Century Business

Einstein

“Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting point and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, […]

>supervision

> Interesting discussion on supervision at yesterday’s training session for those who are going to be “supervising ministers” for newly ordained clergy. Peter Chantry offered insights from his experience as he looks forward to welcoming a new curate to his Nantwich parish. They safeguard space each week for a supervision session. One hour every Thursday […]

Understanding Samaritans

Water of Life by Stephen Broadbent at Chester Cathedral Photo by James Preston Gordon McPhate, Dean of Chester Cathedral, preached this morning on the gospel for the day – the Samaritan woman – depicted in this sculpture. (The sermon is here from Curate’s Corner). Gordon described how a social worker won the trust of a difficult London […]

The Kingdom

>I have listened to two sermons from +Robert Atwell in two days. Today I get a day off!The first sermon was at the induction of friend Kathy Kirby as Vicar of St Paul’s Macclesfield. Kathy is a special person who is immensely generous in her appreciation of others. She will offer a very special ministry […]

>Supervision and oversight

>It’s hard to believe the stories of people who have been told by their supervisor that they haven’t time for supervision. Friend John Lees led a training session on supervision and collaborative ministry for clergy who will be moving on to posts of responsibility in the next few months. He invited us to think of […]