My First Audition

I did my first worship team audition ever last night. I was so nervous that when the guitarist told me to change key, my mind went blank and I couldn’t remember the lyrics to Beautiful Saviour’! And I went flat during some harmonies. Good thing the judges were nice. Of course I’ve done lots of […]

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The Church as Family

I’ve just finished reading Messy Church and for the past week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of church as family. We often like to think of the church in one of the following different ways: a corporate entity (with strict lines of authority, structures, rules and regulations), a movement (a group of […]

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Next Generational Leadership

I was off work today, recovering from a cold, and I spent a good deal of the day devouring Ross Parsley’s new book, Messy Church. Yesterday, I suggested that everyone should get a copy of it. See my post here. I’m about halfway through the book and what Parsley is advocating is to see the […]

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Get this Book: Messy Church

I managed to get the e-version of Ross Parsley’s new book Messy Church from Amazon for free.  If the offer is still on, you should get it too! I’ve been a big fan of Ross Parsley for ages. I first came across Parsley in 1998 when I was on a mission trip to Singapore.  It was during […]

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Speak to One Another

As I continue my series on Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, I want to explore a common key thought in our two key passages: to speak to or admonish one another. Here are the passages again. Ephesians 5:18-20: Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking […]

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Living with Audacious Faith

Who is this Steven Furtick anyway? I first heard about this young pastor when I was at the Hillsong Conference in 2011. He was advertised as one of the keynote speakers for the 2012 Conference.  So I did a bit of reading about him. Now, I’m reading Furtick’s book Sun Stand Still and I like it […]

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Blessings Reel – June 2012

I know we are already well into July, so reflecting on June has come just a bit late. Last week at cell group, as we were ending the worship time, one of the cell members blurted out an extempore prayer reflecting on God’s goodness and our need for perspective. “Perspective” is an important word because […]

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Our New Stash of Stuff

We went to the Christian bookshop today and stocked up on some new stuff for our next season of reading and listening. Here’s our stash: Books: // Healing Unplugged / Bill Johnson and Randy Clark // Hosting the Presence / Bill Johnson // Sun Stand Still / Steven Furtick // Intercessory Worship / Dick Eastman […]

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