The way of achievement

Priorities, are something I think about a lot.  When I sit down and think.  Distractions aside. ... If you can sort out what matters, then surely you can "achieve it."  If not with the advantages of a "modern" life, then with wisdom and discipline; and then if not these, with God. ... But, and there …

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Love, and work

It's easy to become engrossed in mission and work. Greater though, is love. St Paul wrote, "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and …

Avoiding theology

Most people do not want to be theologians.  There are the books that you are supposed to read, tons of them; there are the buzz-words, such as hermenuitics, ousia and salvation.  There is the Greek and the Hebrew, thrown in.  And in case you have not given up, there is the paradigmatic disagreement on the …

The time to honor

... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative.  In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, …

Holland

I am in Holland, now.  I am not quite sure what I am doing here, really.  I do not want to be an Israelite on the road complaining about what I once had in Egypt, but this is quite stale, at the moment.  I do not know the language, I do not know people, I do …

Church practice

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, …