Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Simon Walker is currently writing a new book, and is blogging about it here.  Regular readers (?) of this blog will know that I am a fan of his books on leadership and have blogged directly or indirectly on them here and here.  I think this is a good example of undefendedness.  He originally set up his blog elsewhere, but within 24 hours of receiving feedback that people would like things like an RSS feed he moved it to deliver!

The new blog contains some great material already, and as I write there are only three entries!

There is one on whether having been converted we should now spend our energy serving (here).  My initial reaction to it is that the idea didn't particularly ring true for me personally (or perhaps it does - though I am trying to change it), and I wonder whether it is a case of faith development.  Most people who have heard of faith development know of the Fowler model, but there is also the Hagberg/Guelich model which suggests that the serving comes before having a crisis of faith, which then leads to a deeper faith.  I have also heard it suggested that some churches keep people from having that crisis to keep them productive, although if I am charitable it would be to keep them from the crisis - but for me the crisis is a fundamental part of Christian growth.

There is also a super post on stillness.

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