Why Real Church allows us to be Naked without Fear

Rob Bell tells a story in his new book about how when he first became a pastor, a member of his church came up to him after a service said to him ‘If you want to see real church, go to an AA meeting’. So he went, and when it came to his turn, just said ‘pass’. He said...

Why we must be Quality Jumpers (Five Minute Friday)

For the last month  now I’ve participated in Lisa-Jo Baker’s “Five-Minute Friday”. The concept is simply writing for 5 minutes, straight from the heart, on a given subject – and then sharing it. No edits, no marinading or reflecting – just write and share. If you’re a...

What Rob Bell taught me about sharing my heart

  On Monday I was at Union Chapel in London, to hear Rob Bell (left) talk about his new book “What we talk about when we talk about God” (which, by the way, is awesome), and do a question and answer session. As ever, Bell was top class, proving...

Finding a Miracle in the Mess

Source: pinwords.com via James on Pinterest I have a confession to make. I am screwed up. I have bad habits which I’m ashamed of. I’ve made mistakes and still do. I can get annoyed at little things. I’ve been in a broken home and lost a parent young. I’ve seen...