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"
Imagination cannot exist in a purely material world and what is life without imagination? Not human life that’s for sure.Read more "Losing my imagination."
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.
Have you ever had to make a decision for the sake of one group of people that you know will adversely affect others? How do you know which one is the right one? For me, in my position it has to be for the good of God’s people first and foremost. If something starts to […]Read more "Why God helps us."
How do smoke Eliphaz out as a liar if you didn’t have the ‘bookends’ of Job’s story?Read more "The order matters."
Continuing on from Part 1 and for that matter, reflections on 2 Corinthians. Everything is rubbish next to knowing Jesus. True joy results in overflowing generosity. Therefore, it is possible (as ridiculous as it seems) to avoid joy in order to avoid giving. The life of faith is not about gathering resources to increase effectiveness, […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 2"
Well, Feb has been and gone…again. Of course it was a big February for me taking on a new role and yet it was so good to be grounded in something familiar. There’s something in February that is always the same no matter what else is going on in my life. As I have mentioned […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 1"
People are looking for ‘the catch’ the character flaw that reveals the inconsistency.Read more "Why Elon Musk is probably a bond villain."
Debates bring out the worst in us because they are by nature polarising. Moreover, the social media space pours even more oil on the fire as we never have to look our ‘opponent’ in the eye.
When we speak with more ferocity the more inconsistent our words become.Read more "Does pineapple really belong on pizza?"
Many have undertaken a formulaic summary of the Lord’s prayer by which we can structure our prayer journey. Nonetheless I thought I’d have a crack. One advantage of a blog is that you can flesh out ideas and build on concepts that a 25 min sermon won’t allow you the time to do. So, get […]Read more "The nine R’s of the Lord’s prayer."