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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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Positive fasting

I have just heard of some Biblically based and nourishing recommendations for Lent Joel 2 : 12 and 13   Do you want to fast this Lent ? Words from Pope Francis   Fast from hurting words and say kind … Continue reading

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Unheard Song

This is the song least likely to be sung in church, any church. And yet it voices unspoken powerful songs of the heart.  A conversation with God which begins as a monologue, in doubt and searching.  Hear it.

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Just Do it

One of my favourite book titles – ever – is “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. Now along comes a jewellery maker (Crowning Jewels), who makes pieces inspired by words and promises of God – to remind the wearer of … Continue reading

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