Category Archives: Church

Church family

I see my church family as my family. For the church is my mother and father, my brothers and sisters, my sons and daughters. As such I have a duty, an obligation and a calling to honour all so that … Continue reading

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To whom do you look at?

I was talking to a friend the other night about the his feeling of lack of inadequacy in regards to a potential ministry position. Much of his feelings stemmed from his thoughts of not being good enough. A thought came … Continue reading

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Taking a matter to the church elders.

This week has been an interesting on; to say the least. I don’t want to say a lot about the particular circumstances; rather my intent is about what I did about it. Church discipline is an interesting sphere for me … Continue reading

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When God shows up; the ME gets turned upside down into WE!

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The quandary of church and fallen pastors

Mark Stevens on the Near Emmaus blog has written an interesting post about church pastors and public evangelists who publically / privately disgrace themselves and in doing so bring the church, themselves and the God we worship into disrepute.  The … Continue reading

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A Moment of Truth….

Yesterday I posted about Martin Luther King. In doing so I was reminded of a book that I had unpacked from storage the day before and one that I had previously only partially skimmed through. I searched it out today … Continue reading

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Pastors of significance.

During the course of my life I have encountered a number of Pastors / Church groups who have helped my significantly in my faith journey. Here is a Chronological order of what they have meant to me.. Ages 6-13 Went … Continue reading

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The ultimate church mission / purpose statement challenge…..

I made the following comment on Josh Dowton’s blog about lamenting; The power of lament means we don’t have to have the answers and it gives us freedom to just roll up our sleeves and help those who need help… … Continue reading

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Healing / disability and motivations.

I am impressed  with Amos Yong’s testimony and his theological challenge to the church in regards to a Theology of Disability. I made the following comment to him. I have gained much insight from your talks. Again thanks for linking them. You … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer; Prayer that overcomes.

Extract from daily devotional Jan 25… …A Christian community either lives by the intercessory prayers of its members for one another or the community will be destroyed. I can no longer condemn or hate other Christians for whom I pray, … Continue reading

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