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Gardens as a place to reconnect

Appropriately, for this blog titled reconnected-place, there is good news about spaces to reconnect with God through nature: the Quiet Gardens Movement.  Very generous people have recognised that space in nature can be a wonderful place to ‘read’ God’s mystery … Continue reading

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A Squibble of Thread

Last week I came across an article in the business news that the New York Stock exchange were developing systems to time stamp trades at a nano scale – that is accurate to the billionth of a second. They have … Continue reading

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Patience, waiting

One of the first listed characteristics of love in the famous list in 1 Corinthians 13 is patience: “Love is patient….” God is Love – therefore we can expect that he is patient.  Understanding that is helpful. Unfortunately, some Christians, … Continue reading

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Who is this?

Reminder of the Mystery.  Truth-speaker.  Great bridge-builder.  The space of love between everything. Inherent victory.  The welcoming within.   These are just a few of the descriptions which Father Richard Rohr has used to describe the Holy Spirit.  He wrote … Continue reading

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Beginning Asset-based community Development

(from article Robert King “Death and Resurrection of an Urban Church, retrieved 15 April 2017) https://www.faithandleadership.com/death-and-resurrection-urban-church Three steps in the process 1. Listen Learn about your community by paying attention to its people and environment, including individuals; associations and other community … Continue reading

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Growing Community

Have you ever heard church people talking about “reaching out into the community” – and noticed that this phrasing makes it sound like church is over here and community is over there – a completely different entity.  And then found yourself … Continue reading

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Tough times

A church honest enough to talk about tough times, “the wall”, the dark night of the soul, a crisis of faith, brokenness, wilderness, desolation, pain, grief… themes present throughout the Bible but not preached on, often. Here is one church, … Continue reading

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