... 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, … Continue reading The time to honor
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
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.
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 … Continue reading Holland
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
I organized my books, today. I have about 200 books, across Christianity, Biblical interpretation, literature, commerce, philosophy, information systems and Spanish; mainly. I have about 50 on a bookshelf, and the rest are in boxes. I do not like them in boxes. ... When my books are organised, I feel as though I am not missing, … Continue reading Organizing my books