Dear friends, We are halfway through 2017. We thank God for what He has been doing in helping people grow deeper in prayer. We have exposed people to different methods of prayer, one or two of which would appeal to each member. We did this through sermons and through...

A Positive Hopeful Year

What I have seen in 2016 are hopeful signs. I can see that the practice of prayer is slowly taking traction. People are now familiar with the importance of slowing down, of silence, solitude and reflection.  Ancient methods of prayer such as lectio divina and the...

Time for Reflection – 2016

This is the time of the year we should carve time out for some reflection. I do this annually. Usually a half-day. Sometimes two half-days. I read the year’s journal entries and summarize what God has been doing, notice key processing moments, and the dominant...

A pastor who sells his services to the highest bidder; a callous businessman who chops up his dead mistress into pieces to incite tribal reaction; a society that applies pragmatic solutions to problems but instead spins off even more problems: the last 5 chapters of...

Discipleship – A Slow Process

Peter Scazzero wrote, “People are not experiencing deep transformation in our churches. Large numbers of people live off other people’s spirituality (e.g. worship teams, sermons, Christian radio and podcasts) and do not intentionally cultivate their own personal...

The Practice of Prayer

The practice of prayer is a struggle for all. We try to pray with the right method and find ourselves so absorbed in doing it right, we forget the presence of the Master. We persist with a particular favoured technique and forget that the Teacher knows what is best...