Have started a personal reading project. And book number 1 on my list was to re-read Kneeling with giants, by Gary Neal Hansen. I first read this book probably in 2014 (maybe 2013). So nearly 10 years ago. Coming back to it, was a delight. Hansen basically takes a 1 chapter to outline a method … Continue reading Kneeling with Giants – A Crude Summary
This week we said goodbye to 'hello fresh', for those who've been following for a while, you will know that for the last year and half (basically, since lockdown all began) we have been trying to learn how to cook. So we subscribed to a meal plan subscription service which gives us 5 meals to … Continue reading Sunday Summary (19th September 2021) – Learning to drive, cook and read whatever I want to read!
Each culture and sub-culture will have a slightly different definition of what constitutes a ‘learning posture’. In my neck of the woods, I think reading is characteristic of learning. For some it will be taking online video courses, listening to podcasts. For others it will look like a regular conversation with a wise mentor. We … Continue reading A Learning Posture
Hebrews 13:7 and 8 give us a mandate for all Christians in regards to their relationship with their leaders. "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." As Christians we … Continue reading What is the Leadership Mandate?
I believe this marks 3 weeks of consistent blogging! I've been aiming for posts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In light of this, and with no hopes to jinx it, I'm going to try and reintroduce Sunday Summaries. So what's been going on? 1) Men's breakfast for two! Now that COVID is beginning to calm … Continue reading Sunday Summary (22nd August 2021) – Won’t be driving for Jack Bauer anytime soon!
1) Effective Leaders Maintain a Learning Posture Throughout Life It’s easy to learn when we are at the beginning of our journey’s. When we have mentors we admire, respect and seek to emulate. It is a lot harder when we begin to get to grips with the subject ourselves. I’ve found this whilst learning to … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 1): Learning and Authority
Over the last few years I’ve undertaken a few self-initiated study and personal development projects. A couple of examples: - Working through Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology book, taking notes and reflecting on the questions for each chapter. - Taking an online course at Biola Learn on Spiritual Formation and reading through Robert Mullholland’s books all … Continue reading Personal Growth and Study Projects
One of the things I have found is that God likes to disrupt areas of my life where I am not trusting Him completely. Be that in my work, relationships, hobbies or even in my spirituality and religion. It is so easy to fall into the trap of (attempting to) “put God in a box”. … Continue reading What disturbs you?
Since re-starting my blogging endeavours, it's not taken long to appreciate the familiar benefits. Encouraged to learn more. In order to continue writing it helps to have fresh material. Becoming a life long learner is also one of the ways that I pursue God's heart - through a posture of receptivity and learning.Encouraged to reflect … Continue reading Benefits of Blogging