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Month: May 2016

Can An Introvert Minister Survive The Church?

Can An Introvert Minister Survive The Church?

She yanked me from my seat while I was still eating. “You should be going around to every table, speaking to everyone! You need to speak to Eddie!” It was the harvest festival lunch. Church members were sat around tables in the hall, consuming chicken salad. A family had invited me to sit with them at their table for the meal, and I had accepted. I was enjoying spending a prolonged time getting to know them. But she didn’t approve….

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Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to this blog. You may think the title is rather negative. Is this a place for whingeing? No. I hope not! It’s about being someone who doesn’t fit a lot of popular stereotypes as a minister in a mainstream church. And it’s about how we might live creatively in that tension. James K A Smith wrote in his book¬†You Are What You Love: But let’s face it: all of us inhabit institutions – and perhaps especially¬†churches – that we…

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