.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;} <$BlogRSDURL$>

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Salvation Army's International Vision.... 

General Linda Bond launched her mission vision for TSA, love the emphasis on integrated mission and marginalised!

ONE ARMY: We see a God-raised, Spirit-filled Army for the 21st century - convinced of our calling, moving forward together

We will...

ONE MISSION: Into the world of the hurting, broken, lonely, dispossessed and lost, reaching them in love by all means

We will...

ONE MESSAGE: With the transforming message of Jesus, bringing freedom, hope and life

We will...



Thursday, October 13, 2011

MacLaren, B. (2011) Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words 

Simplicity - I enjoyed a kind of spiritual honeymoon. My problems seemed to be quickly resolved when o prayed; my questions were easily answered when someone showed me the right bible verse 28

Complexity - the tyranny of not enough leads to amass more and more bible lore. All knowledge turned into ammunition, which just made them more dangerous and less pleasent to be around. Complexity, I concluded, was over rated. 29

There are predictable stages or seasons in the spiritual life. A period of relative coherence and stability was followed by a period of restlessness and turbulence, after which a new period of coherence and stability would unfold.

Complexity about learning three essential practices - self examine, admit mistakes and process failure. Acknowledge personal weakness and limitations seeking wisdom, strength and skill. Ability to empathise with others. 107

There is an immature petition that renders God my personal assistant or fixer or genii, the omnipotent enforcer of my will on earth 128

St Bernard of Clairvaux three stages of love
We love god for our own sake
We love god for gods sake
We love ourselves for gods sake138

Richard rohr - pain that isn't processed is passed on. Pain that isn't transformed is transmitted. 146

The best way to pray is: stop. Let prayer pray within you, whether you know it or not. This means a deep awareness of our true inner identity. It implies a life of faith, but also doubt. You can't have faith without doubt. Give up the business of suppressing doubt. Doubt and faith are two sides of the same thing. Faith will grow out of doubt, the real doubt. We don't pray right because we evade doubt. Thomas merton 200

Peripeteia - the agony brings a complete reversal in a person's understanding of his life. - paradigm crash 204


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?