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.
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
"I am a tutor, a drummer, and I work." And then, I laugh. Perhaps because I have had such a confusing, and odd number of years. ... I get the question, "What do you do?" often. With some reflection now, the implementation is easy, because it is. I can tutor - and there is not much preparatory … Continue reading One step at a time
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
There is not a balance. In order, the creative comes before the complex. ... I tutor. And which, can be complex. The subject matter and the tensions are complex. And yet to tutor, is simple. To tutor is creative. I work in two jobs. Care work, is intense, and I think because there is pain … Continue reading Balancing the complex and the creative