We’ll wade out searching, but how do we receive what falls into our lap?Read more "Why we don’t recieve."
If there are any of you out there reading this who are also pastors, I think you’ll resonate with this. Let me be clear. I’m not here to whinge. quite the opposite in fact. I’m tired of reading research articles all over the internet about the stresses of ministry whilst no one seems to be […]Read more "The best gift that you can give a pastor."
I’ve been thinking recently about what makes us panic in a world of great change and upheaval. Then, one day I found myself in a conversation at a community catch up meeting with an older lady who for some reason started talking about abseiling. Not sure if you’ve ever done abseiling, but I have once […]Read more "The Spiritual centre of anxiety."
This blog post is proudly brough to you by…Bunnings.Read more "3 Things I learned from doing a veggie patch."
This is a group of people united by one goal; the preservation and improvement of human life. When it is at it’s most vulnerableRead more "Truth in Triage"
I’m constantly confronted by our bent towards materialism and the development of a product. I noticed after a few months dealing with various village situations that my language stated to shift from pastoral to business like. I was setting up money-changers in my heart, thinking in terms of spreadsheets and forecasts rather than bible passages and prayer.Read more "When you’re leading a Church…and an organisation."
We often have a tricky relationship with music. You may be aware that when hymns first came in they were seen for many years as heretical because they were basically too musical for a community used to chanting. Today, one tradition seeks to possibly over-utilize the emotional power of music in their worship out of […]Read more "A Song about Music"
I’m coming to the firm belief that the Christians who will survive in a post-Christian atmosphere will be the ones that are able to live lives at rest in spite of being under siege.Read more "In Defense of Attack."
I have always been something of an aircraft nut. I attended an aeronautics high school and nearly went for my pilot’s license before I eventually went into pastoral work instead. With that aviation background, I do even today still enjoy keeping abreast of the latest aviation news and I especially enjoy seeing some of the […]Read more "A tale of two birds"
Here’s an important question when we are looking at issues of burnout and exhaustion: why do we overload ourselves?
I believe it is because of a combination of the following:
We overestimate ourselves
We ache to look like a pro, like we can handle anything because we breathe an atmosphere that idolises performance and effectiveness.