Stuff I’m lernin.

By April 25, 2012 Blog

Church myths: 1. That everyone else has got it together. Yes, some do.  But most don’t – they’re just good at wrapping. And instead of judging you, chances are they’re worried that you are judging them. 2. That we need to keep hold of Jesus – especially in the hard times. Yes, we need to prioritise and nurture our faith. But there are times when it’s all you can do to lift your head.  And more important than the fact …Read More

Gloriously Out of Control

By November 28, 2011 Blog

Apparently the most popular song choice for funerals, is ‘My Way’ by Sinatra. In many ways, I can’t think of anything more tragic or appropriate – but not necessarily for the reasons you might think. Yes, it’s a powerful song and yes, the words are striking. But for me at least, it’s the power that accompanies exposure.  The jolt of familiarity as I’m struck by the pride and selfishness of my own heart.  And an unwavering insistence on doing it …Read More

A Legacy That Lasts

By October 6, 2011 Blog

‘No-one wants to die…time is limited, so don’t waste it’.  Those were the words of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, who died yesterday at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. But what does this mean in practice? Born in San Francisco, Jobs spent just one term at college, before dropping out to go on a retreat to India.  It was to fund this trip that he took his first computer job.  In 1976, he founded Apple with Steve Wozniak. He left in …Read More