Saturday, November 15, 2008

Still thinking about Crazy Love's

St Augustine “And what was it that I delighted in, but to love, and be loved? but I kept not the measure of love, of mind to mind, friendship's bright boundary: but out of the muddy concupiscence of the flesh, and the bubblings of youth, mists fumed up which beclouded and overcast my heart, that I could not discern the clear brightness of love from the fog of lustfulness. Both did confusedly boil in me, and hurried my unstayed youth over the precipice of unholy desires, and sunk me in a gulf of flagitiousnesses..” The Confessions of a Saint Augustine. Book 2

I think everyone has crazy loves, things which are right and noble which if loved to much make us crazy and sink us into a "gulf of flagitiousnesses".

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Shaping 21st Century Society

”The 21st Century will be the century of the social sector organisation. The more economy, money and information become global, the more community will matter. And only the social sector nonprofit organisation performs in the community, exploits its pportunities,mobilizes its local resources, [and] solves its problems. The leadership, competence, and management of the social sector nonprofit organization will thus largely determine the values, vision, the cohesion and performance of 21st Century Society.” Peter F Drucker, Drucker Foundation 1999

The hope that is articulated here is like the hope that is currently being placed in Obama -it is over realised/ to ambitious and will ultimately fail. But Drucker may be highlighting a window of opportunity for the local church. If he is right it's clearly time to mobilize our resources.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Crazy Love Ministries

Imagine you had some "crazy love". Some kind of ministry you are passionate about but could not work out how to get it off the ground. What kind of ministry would it be? What kind of resources/ sacffolding would you need to enable you to do it-to commit the time and energy?

I would love to hear what your crazy love is. Include if you can what you think you might need to get things of the ground.