I am astounded at how little we (the church) hear of God's long-term plans, and of esteem (appropriately understood) of our identity. We should be in a community where such conversation and esteem of one another is common place. I think people - and in particular, people outside the church, may well fear the implications. But, … Continue reading A community to believe in.
Throwing a party to celebrate "the way things are" in the United States (and in the world...), is important to do; but also painful. I am David, and I am organising for a worship tour in the East Coast in July 2017.* There is good reason to celebrate in the United States. There is a God, He … Continue reading Celebrating in the United States
In high school, I wanted to be a diplomat. I suppose I thought that that would be some time off. For the time, it was math, physics, English and economics. And later, when university came, maybe. But when university came, there were other concerns on my mind. I chose to study Commerce (and Information Systems), … Continue reading Diplomacy, and the church.
An apartment in the Netherlands. And a job. But, no. Take some steps back, and consider what is important. What is more fundamental: It is important to be present. And at home, in Christ. And to be in the church. (And so to be at home, in Christ.) And to serve the church. Ultimately, with … Continue reading Contemplating beauty.
My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church. But this has been on hold, for me. For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future. And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, … Continue reading Church practice
I find it hard to be mindful. And this morning was one of those mornings. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to open up "A Prayer Book for Australia," affectionately (?) known as the APBA. To Thursday morning: The minister reads, "This is the message we have heard in Christ:" and the … Continue reading Being mindful
We are 2,000 years in, to God's long-term plan. In the world, the church is vibrant...
"The church" has many millions of members in: The European Union, The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Ethiopia. And, there are many thousands of members in: Bermuda, Cambodia, Dominica, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, The Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, San Marino, Seychelles, Tonga, and Turkey. ... * … Continue reading The church has members in many nations.