Category Archives: Stimulants

A Bob Dylan Mother Teresa sandwich

“If you ain’t where you are you’re nowhere.” It’s a line I recall from a Rolling Stone interview with Dylan. 30 years later it’s a warning I am still learning to heed.  I think many men, me included, can fail … Continue reading

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Fragile exuberance of the newly converted

We tend to overemphasise the importance of that which we have just learnt. It’s a good thing too. The exuberance gives a chance for the lesson to work its way deep enough into our being to not be lost. So … Continue reading

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Capacity

A friend has six kids. He and I joke that the perfect number of children is ‘one less’. All it takes is for one to be on camp and everything feels so easy. I suspect if it were 10 kids, … Continue reading

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A road trip

When Bilbo Baggins is called by Gandalf out of his safe, cosy hollow he finds that wrapped up in the danger, insecurity and unknowing is a life of purpose, adventure and love. When Jesus walked the earth he kept calling … Continue reading

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Authenticity 

Is authenticity scalable?

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Belief

The greatest threat to me is me. There is always hope. Perhaps everything that is important is cloaked in mystery. I am individually known by God. I am neither great nor insignificant. No one is more or less valuable¬†than me. … Continue reading

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A meaningful narrative

This evening I attended a talk by a philosopher. He had some interesting ideas and I think I liked him as a person. But he did not engage me. He didn’t have a clear story arc and the thoughts were … Continue reading

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