Posted on April 20, 2015
I just finished reading Brad Brisco’s post where he discusses the idea of margin.
The idea is basically that authentic neighbourly relationship grows out of the margins of our lives, not primarily (or in the long term) as focussed and intentional work. This is counter-idea to the culture of the community I work within and help lead. We are shaped primarily by focussed apostolic values which gives us laser-focus on engaging those who are outside of the kingdom, but something about this post connected with a sense I’ve been having. So rather than shut it down, and move on with the status quo of our DNA, I thought I’d try investigate and diagnose why I think this idea of margins is so key.
Posted on April 8, 2015
This post is about researching the bag I ended up buying, but more recently I posted an actual review of the bag itself here | The Tom Bihn Synapse 25 | An (exhaustive) review
A couple of years ago my wife trained to be a coach for a personality test called strengths finders, and I discovered one of the strengths types high up in my results was called “input”. Input basically means you love to collect information, it can be about anything, and it begins to explain while I have over 3000 notes in my evernote file1.
The point is, I love to research, and not like a normal person, I obsess. So, when I finally decided that I wanted to buy a top quality rucksack for a recent birthday, I went into overdrive!
Posted on April 6, 2015
I take coffee pretty seriously, as you’ll be able to tell if you could come into our kitchen, I have at least 5 different ways to make it and enjoy tweaking variables to find something that tastes just right.
Nowness is a video library related to a bunch of stuff, but someone recently sent over this video Six Degrees of Caffeination – Which is a great short film on Coffee in New York. It also gives a great overview of a few different popular methods that are becoming known as Third-wave coffee making.
My Favourite quote is;
We have it [coffee] at a very vulnerable part of the day, it frames how the morning will unfold… so if you can turn that moment into something aesthetically pleasing..why wouldn’t you?
Posted on April 2, 2015
LIAM:Surely one of the most stress inducing questions in life for many Christians is What does God want to do with my life? And deeply connected to that are all types of anxiety related where that might be and how I know God is really speaking? A good friend and leader of ours recently announced with equal part humility and conviction that God is leading him to move with his family to Tanzania, so I thought he’d be the perfect guy to ask.. Noah spent his 20’s pastoring a predominantly African American Mennonite church in Washington DC. When he began asking question about ‘What is Church?’ rather than inflict his learning process on the congregation 1 he decided to move to South Africa around the same time as Rachel and I and has been one of the most articulate and extraverted learners and processors I have met. This unique talent means that when Noah learns, everyone around him learns too and that’s why I invited him to share on this subject.