Worship, is the best place to think. In worship clouds scatter. And I remember, I have not mentioned my situation. Sure, it is a desert just now, and which is the main thing to know, and yet: I am ready to up-and-head to the United States. But, it is not the moment now. I am … Continue reading This moment of desert
It has been a quiet couple of weeks in NYC. I head to Leeds on Monday 12th. It's about 6.5 hours from NYC to London, and then I will bus up to Leeds. I have found a church in Leeds that seems to be a good fit. I am keen to be drumming, and contributing … Continue reading Next steps
Holy Spirit a warm presence; an ache, for expression Find expression. Life that which we desire; an ache, to be heard, and to be done Find expression. Be spoken - Love that which we need; a warmth, to be welcomed Find your way Confidence that which builds; please Find a way Worth … Continue reading A gentle Spirit
I've been doing a lot of walking since arriving in New York on Friday. It's a long walk from East Williamsburg to Manhattan. At least an hour and a half each way. Plenty of time to observe, and wander in provoked thoughts. I have made it out to Macy's (I almost bought a new jacket), the … Continue reading New York and rest
Esteem for the presence, born from the heart. A yearning. And that tension and back-of-forth of value Grateful - And in that place a presence across the back, a warmth of the presence
... 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
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.