“Killing the Lone Ranger” – a basic theology of missional community

The following article is something I wrote a number of years ago and posted on http://www.gcdiscipleship.com. I hope it gives us a bit of food for thought about mission and discipleship within the context of community as being more healthy that of ‘going it alone' on the journey of faith. DISCIPLES WERE NEVER MEANT TO … Continue reading “Killing the Lone Ranger” – a basic theology of missional community

Play with a pack, run with a team

This morning I’m at a football tournament watching my daughter play. As they practiced shooting it struck me that all the teams practicing in that moment were only practicing scoring goals. No one was passing, tackling or communicating. Why? I suspect in every child’s mind there is the thought that they want to be the … Continue reading Play with a pack, run with a team

Better not bitter

It’s the easiest thing to have a bitter mind and hardened heart when you are experiencing pain, trauma or grief. Better not bitter Keep a good heart and don’t get bitter. Aim to be kind. Aim to be compassionate. Aim to be better, not bitter. When life is going swimmingly it’s actually really easy. It’s … Continue reading Better not bitter

Confidence flows from character

I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character

Develop your character

Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your character

Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow

Falling and rising in life

Everybody hurts. Everybody falls. But not everybody rises again. It’s so true that when we are down and out; when we fall on our knees; when we get knocked down ... it’s so true that what we do next is what really matters. As somebody who is being currently knocked down, I want to just … Continue reading Falling and rising in life

Choose to embrace the adventure of life

I love drinking my mint tea from this mug. I’m reminded every day that life is an adventure to be chosen. The adventure mug of mint It’s said that “choice, not chance, determines your destiny” and I believe that to be true. Life isn’t what only happens to you, although parts of it are - … Continue reading Choose to embrace the adventure of life