Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
“Liking Jesus is akin to liking Rush, because when you get it you get it, you’re just like 'Oh My God how do you not hear it…' if you really dig ‘em, you’ll try to preach them to everybody… and that’s religion to because some people: I’m like 'Hey man, Christ said some really cool things'… They are like, this is all I hear… 'don’t , don’t, don’t' There is an interpretation they hear that’s different.”
- Kevin Smith (Smodcast 239)
Monday, 14 January 2013
Most people think of leadership as a position but I like to think of it as a process and in a sense the same can be said of following.
In his book I Am A Follower, Leonard Sweet provides a critical reflection of the trend to professionalise ministry within churches going beyond the leadership-laity divide and exploring what it looks like to be a follower.
Sweet’s focus moves away from the often secularly influenced modes of church leadership towards a followership mode of church centred on Jesus – his point essentially is this: Jesus is the leader in the church. We are not called to lead, but to follow. His point is well made and he provides many helpful anecdotal observations.
Well worth a read.
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
Screaming at the world on the inside
Sitting quietly in the corner on the outside.
The quietness of his life
The smear of his pain
Across the bandages he wore
To hold together
This thing he called a life.