How my Brazilian friends taught me to listen and learn

It is hard to keep the rhythms of listening and learning alive. I am a pastor and one of the occupational hazards of my vocation is to always be in situations where I teach and speak. On my recent trip to Brazil I thought about these two life-giving rhythms; listening...

Brazilian Friendships – learning to be welcomed

After a week in Brazil I now have a pause day to catch my breath and to reflect on some of the experiences I have been graced with. My friend Trevor taught me that experiences not reflected on will be lost. So I am going to reflect publicly here. I do this for at...

God’s experimental garden

Jesus gives life. Jesus invites us into life. This invitation is rooted in knowing and following. Jesus calls us into an interactive relationship. He beckons us, “Come! Follow me.” The language he used in his invitation consists of phrases like “good...

Is “changing the world” part of the power game?

A few weeks ago I listened to a fascinating interview TWOTP had with Jean Vanier. In the introduction they ask him about the small communities he started all over the world and if he thought they brought about change in the larger story. His answer has been with me...