The Challenge Of Intimacy

‘Intimacy is not a style of music. It is not simply what happens when the lights are low or the music is soft. Intimacy is the posture of one heart toward another. Intimacy chooses the path of self-disclosure above self-protection, vulnerability above guardedness, unhindered and expressed emotion rather than silenced feeling.’ – Dan Wilt on … Read more

Buffeted by the Waves

‘Look at him [Jesus] and say “Lord have mercy.” Say it again and again, not anxiously but with confidence that he is very close to you and will put your soul to rest.’ – Henri Nowen It is inevitable that at times in our life things are difficult.  It’s just what the world is like.  … Read more

Find Your Voice

Martin Niemöller was arrested in 1937 by the Gestapo for speaking against the Nazi government.  He was not released until World War II was ending in 1945.  It is true that he initially supported the Nazi party, a decision he regretted this for the rest of his life.  In this haunting quote he reflects on … Read more

The Key to Great Leadership

I love this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer but at first glance it is quite shocking.  Anyone who has been involved in modern church leadership knows the importance of vision.  It is one of the key steps to build a successful church.  We all know the first part of Proverbs 29:18 ‘where there is no vision, … Read more