The Vulnerable Pastor – a book summary

What is your attitude towards weakness? Many of us in leadership seek to eliminate weakness from our lives, thinking we must always appear strong and competent if others are to follow us. Some will be tempted to hide their weakness, especially in public; if we are...

Flying and catching

I have been reading biographies of some of the great Christian leaders who have influenced my thinking over the years – people like A.W Tozer, John Stott, Watchmen Nee and most recently, Henri Nouwen. I love to learn about the details of their lives, to see how God...

That elusive thing called rest (4)

This is our final devotion on the theme of rest. We have already looked at the gift of rest, the discovery of rest and the practice of rest. In this posting we look at a verse from the prophet Jeremiah. In 6:16 we read these words:  ‘This is what the Lord says; “Stand...

That elusive thing called rest (3)

28 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Matthew 11:28-30 This...

That elusive thing called rest (2)

28 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Matthew 11:28-30 In...

That elusive thing called ‘rest’ (1)

Jesus says:  ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Matthew 11:28-30 I...