Category Archives: quotes

Some fresh expressions thinking from 1957

This is from The Unfinished Task, by Anglican Bishop in Southern India in the 1950s, Stephen Neill. Speaking Southern Indian villages where traditional forms of the church have failed to make headway and proved to be inadequate, and seeking of the larger … Continue reading

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Five Tips for pioneers 1: Pray.

1 1. Pray a lot. We can’t do this in our own power  Any sort of Church growth is by the Spirit of God. Using a gardening analogy, Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God … Continue reading

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Together

I just published this on the other blog, but the thoughts are also pertinent here: —————————— I was talking to a local minister who works on a UPA estate the other day, and he was telling me about the make up of … Continue reading

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Prophetically engaging with the culture.

It’s taken me a while to get through this book, although it is only about 120 pages long. Walter Brueggemann’s Prophetic Imagination is quite a dense read. His basic thesis is that we need to engage in a critique, calling … Continue reading

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Walter Brueggemann on the resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus is not stupid understood good liberal fashion as a spiritual development in the church. Nor should it be too quickly handled as an oddity in the history of God or as an isolated act of God’s … Continue reading

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What can we imagine?

We need to ask not whether it is realistic, or practical, or viable, but whether it is imaginable? I’ve just got round to reading Walter Brueggemann’s book, The Prophetic Imagination after it was recommended by Jonny Baker at the Breakout … Continue reading

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All grown up and nowhere to go? A discussion of network (part 2).

Last night I was at a community consultation for the development of our community centre and associated park and leisure facilities on the development. It was just the initial meeting, marking the point where the council are finally getting serious … Continue reading

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