Tag Archives: community

Prayer and forgiveness.

There is one trait within human existence which doesn’t come naturally. Well perhaps there are more then one, but the one I want to talk about today I believe tops the list. As individuals and within community we find it … Continue reading

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I am back. Did you miss me.

It seems like ages since I have blogged. The reality is that it has only been 8 days  since we packed away all the internet equipment for the great move. And though we moved in last Friday, its only today … Continue reading

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First night of home group.

Our church has encouraged our congregation to form some small groups and do life together. My wife and I have been invited to be part of a new group that is forming and is meeting for the first time tonight. … Continue reading

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Pastoral leadership.

Pastoral leadership is all about God and is all about people. The goals of pastoral leadership are the connecting bridges between God and his people. And within this schema the overriding goal of all pastoral leadership must be one that … Continue reading

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Movie: Red Dog.

I was given the movie Red Dog for Christmas. It was loosely based on a true story about a Red Kelpie dog that lived in the outback of Australia. I have owned two Red Kelpies among many other dogs over … Continue reading

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The pastor: Understanding society and Emmanuel.

Last night I submitted the last assignment required to complete the ‘Sociology of Christian Community and Practice subject.’ The paper was an analysis a church with a membership over 200 people – with the clause that it couldn’t be our … 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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Do I dare tell my church I don’t have faith and ask them to have faith for me?

One of the deep areas of concern I have for the modern church is its deep emphasis on personal faith. Whilst I admit faith is an important subject, it is also important that we don’t bypass faith within the collective community. … Continue reading

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