Thursday, January 31, 2013
I've just returned from the welcome to the new Chief of the Staff for The Salvation Army, essentially the new second in charge! Which means Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams must be on their way to take over the leadership of the UK.
I'm hopeful that people will not hold anything against him due to some warped sporting allegiances, but will remember three ideals that he highlighted in his paper to the International Leaders' Conference last year.
:: a commitment to serving the whole person, to helping the marginalised, to fighting for justice
:: a call to a lifestyle that counters the societal pressures of consumerism
:: Holiness teaching as a lifeline to a generation that has become disillusioned by societal and moral failures.
"We must find the words to articulate that teaching ... and the language of our lives must be spoken particularly loudly"
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Anyway - while I loved the Book Thief, the book of the year for me.....
Cain S (2012) Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking. with the revelation that you can be a non shy introvert!!
- Sweet, L. I. (2012). I am a follower: the way, truth, and life of following Jesus. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson.
- Wallace D.(2010) Awkward situations for men. Edbury
- Kuht ,S. (2011) Tom Wright for Everyone. SPCK
- Zusak, M. (2007) The Book Thief. Black Swan
- Grisham, J. (2011) Theodore Boone: The Abduction. Hodder
- Cain S (2012) Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking. Viking
- Nesbo, J. (2009)The redeemer.
- Johnson, S (1998) Who moved my cheese
- Metaxas, E. (2010)Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Thomas Nelson.
- Vardy, P. (2008). An introduction to Kierkegaard (Rev. and expanded ed.). Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers.
- Reed, A. (2011) Quest for spiritual community: reclaiming spiritual guidance for contemporary congregations
- Meyer, K. (2010) Whole Life Transformation:Becoming the change your church needs. IVP
- Brueggemann, W. (1982). Praying the Psalms. Winona, Minn.: Saint Mary's Press.
- Ware, C. (2001)Saint Benedict on the Freeway: A Rule of Life for the 21st Century
Above all trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages
of instability—and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you:
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don't try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. —Excerpted from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, © 1993 Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis MO