All posts in Character & Leadership

  • The idea of embrace within a theology of the cross takes a pivotal turn in the 20th Century from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings in prison. Bonhoeffer’s sacrifice...

  • Compatibility in relationships 23rd December 2015 As 2015 closes out, Sharon my wife of 38 years, and my family are away while I sit in solitude finishing yet another academic paper. My thoughts drift momentarily to...

  • Today, as I read these words in “Cry, the Beloved Country“, “But she has no husband now… A man has been killed at her place. They gamble, and drink, and stab. She has been in prison,...

  • Songs of God’s love THE YOUTUBE VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_MGWio-vc&feature=youtu.be As I hear this song today, it reminds me of the great blessing that lives lived in love bring to this world. The angelic voices in this song,...

  • Abraham and Sarah’s Hidden God – Vere Deus Absconditus (“You are a God who hides himself” – Isaiah 45:15) Why does God put Moses in the cleft of the rock, and cover him with his hand,...

  • Servants An ode to civil servants   Events will fail to sound the horn To man who gleans his field of thorn He stirs each day to pick his spade; no thought of heat; Of things...

  • To all our friends, We heard last night for the first time that Sam has to be extremely careful as he has cracked the coccyx exactly where the crucial sacral and coccygeal nerves of legs, bowel,...

  • A heart of Love? [for the audio of this talk email [email protected] to gain access to the relevant Dropbox folder]  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called...

  •  G. K. Chesterton wrote, “We are perishing from want of wonder, not want of wonders?” David Gelernter writes in his book, The Muse in the Machine, “Ought we to be surprised at the “apparent paradox” that...

  • Brief thoughts… Christian community is an intermingling of stories, each vibrant, poignant, and filled with hope of faith-filled grander futures, and of fulfilled vision. I thank God for all those whose stories have mingled with mine...

  • There may be a way for this generation to get out from under a chaotic social and economic legacy! We should ask ourselves why the young largely do not hunger for what was? They are disillusioned!...

  • Not having; not doing well at something; making a wrong choice; not being able; not finishing: not achieving; not ‘winning’; the struggle; needing to recognize what others do better; having to work hard for it, et...