I was encouraged on the weekend, to "welcome". To think about how I was welcomed as a new Christian, and to welcome new Christians in the same way. (This was the topic of the sermon at church.) "Welcome" connects directly into orthodox Christian theology. We are welcomed into Jesus, and we welcome Jesus into us. … Continue reading A welcome
The experience of being, the state of the heart, and the quiet moment with God. The moment under Grace, forward, and uncertain, and correct. With thanks ... (Being, is relationship, and doing, stems from being.)
It feels cold in Newark, and gray. Well, the weather is cold, and having come from a Melbourne summer. And gray – perhaps the sky and the concrete. Or, the monotony of “go.” I have been non-stop “go.” A combination of work “to do”, and I suppose, not wanting to deal with the fact that … Continue reading A moments check
Praise, to the one who appears, in sound, experience, and direction and seek not the experience, but the one who has much more work to do. ... With thanks
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
What is reasoned endeavor, or endeavor with reason? As though, there is a purpose, to reason. An inspiration met with reason and dedication. Who is Stanley Hauerwas? In Stanley's autobiography, I respected his theological endeavor. Soon into his academic career, he approached theology with a strong and clear motivation - as of a bricklayer, building … Continue reading Endeavor and friendship. On Stanley Hauerwas’ memoir.
What is hospitality, but a place in our heart? The Christian real estate business (a new creation business) is based in the heart! Only once we speak about the heart, can we speak about the structures: such as houses, chapels and castles. And, the way to the Christian heart, is through Lord Jesus.