Friday, April 30, 2010

"When the rate of change inside an organization is slower than the rate of change outside an organization, the end is in sight" Jack Welch

Quite a thought is it not. The Luther's and the Wesley's of this
world knew this truth so well. The organization cannot stop the
Spirit of Christ moving toward those who need.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Timothy Keller - The Prodigal God

I have just finished this book and it certainly a must read. Tim Keller was called the C.S. Lewis of the twenty first century by Newsweek for what it is work. His insight into the older brother in this story is very informative. It is a very clear call for the 'religious', the 'pious', the 'long time believer' to re-examine their motives and understand grace again. We will definitely preach this and digest it in the Fellowship Groups.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One can only laugh?

The lights are out again in Hilton! They were out for about 27 hours yesterday and they have been out for about 6 hours so far today. I am sitting at my desk that is lit by a paraffin lamp and my computer and modem are powered by a car battery with an inverter. My son is screaming blue murder because of his tonsils and we are meant to have a Companions in Christ meeting tonight - so what else is there to do but laugh.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Heaven - pie in the sky?

In the book "The problem of pain" C.S.Lewis suggests we are sometimes
reticent to talk about heaven as we are quickly accused of 'escapism'.
On the other side of the scale 'heaven' can also be understood as a
bribe that gets us working harder in the now. The third way is the
better way. The pure in motive actually want to meet with God. There
lives are set in knowing more and becoming more like God whom they
love. There is nothing mercenary or escapist about this desire and it
is this Way that builds hearts and nations.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Each night, when I go to sleep,I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn." Ghandi

I am reading Mitch Albom's first book entitled "Tuesdays with Morrie,
an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson." The Ghandi quote
I got from this remarkable, short, easy to read book. One of the
thoughts of the book is that you cannot live until you have faced your
death. One will always be escaping the inevitable and decieving
yourself with facades of life until you face your frailty. The lesson
learnt is that we will only then begin to change our actions for more
meaningful persutes. Leaving behind vain ambitions for simple
relational giving and offerings.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Leeland Rocks!

I am a neophyte when it comes to contemporary Christian music but thanks to ‘Nokia comes with music I am listening to a greater variety of music these days. The Christian band Leeland was recommended to me by my niece and so it got downloaded. At first it didn’t stick but it has become one of my hit groups. Their earlier album “Opposite Way” I still don’t like but the album “Love is on the move” is almost a different group playing. We will be playing their song “Via dolorosa” tonight at our communion/tenebrae service. Go Leeland!