Two Excerpts

Here are a couple of quotes for your Sunday reading: Those of us in ministry, whether it’s full-time, part-time, flex-time, or volunteer, are just stewards of God’s ministry. He uses us for a time, and then he moves us on and uses someone else. We don’t build dynasties – God builds His Church. – Jamie Brown   I’m starting to think that a lot of […]

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Free to be wrong

Zac Hicks wrote this about Worship Leader burnout, but I find it helpful for my day job (or should that be night job?) as a performer as well: The Gospel declares that, when we hear criticism, whether it is true or not, we’re free to receive it because all the approval we need has been met in how God the Father sees us through the […]

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Links worth reading #4

I ended my Facebook fast just in time to cop the fallout of Aussie Prime Minster KRudd’s appearance on QandA. It’s worth reading David Ould’s response to the PM’s understanding of the central message of the New Testament. How would you answer the question, What is the fundamental principle of the New Testament? For Rudd it’s about how we treat one another which he reduces […]

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Links worth reading #3

Digital gluttony is killing my prayer life – Paul Anleitner Gluttony is defined as an excess in eating or drinking, and in the same way consumption of food and drink must be mastered to have in moderation to the profit , and not harm, of your body, we must wrestle in 21st century to moderate or digital appetites for information and interaction to prevent the harm […]

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Links worth reading #2

Fighting the Tyranny of Ministry Success – Desiring God. Embrace the people that he’s put in front of you. Don’t envy someone else’s sheep. Care for yours. The Three Worst Qualities of the Gospel-Centered Movement. The gospel-centered movement has the potential to turn us into legalists about the gospel. Artists, Ministry, And The Tension Between Christian & Secular Art – David Santistevan But what we see in […]

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Links worth reading #1

I realised that I’ve been posting interesting links on my facebook wall annoyingly too often, so rather than do that, each time I come across something I think is worth sharing, I’ll add to a blog post draft. Once that draft contains five links, I’ll post it. No temporal rhythm, just every time it fills up with five links. I hope this is a more […]

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Many Places Many Faces now on Spotify

Many Places Many Faces now on Spotify

The IBC Many Places Many Face CD Project to which I contributed is now on Spotify, where you can listen to the whole CD. Check it out. Here are the two tracks I contributed – the first: a co-write with Tim Burstow, and the second a retune of Topolady’s Hymn: Download the Leadsheet Download the Sheetmusic

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How to fold a jacket when travelling

How to fold a jacket when travelling

This should come in handy for classical singers: How to fold a suit jacket when travelling. It’s pretty simple… read about it here. via Lifehacker

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Europe vs Australia

To help some of my European friends grasp the size of my home country, I give you this: (via Derek Welton)

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Through the looking glass: Derek Webb on “Christian Art”

A partial cross post from my other blog. I don’t really like the term ‘Christian Art’ as it is almost always far too narrow and generally ghetto-inducing. This is a great quote from Derek Webb on the whole issue, where he articulates a very good point: the job of any artist is to look at the world and tell you what they see. Every artist, […]

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