Reflective Blog

 

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Welcome to the LCCT blog.

 

Members and friends of LCCT are regularly invited to write short reflective pieces on their work, mission, vocation and life in the city. These blog entries are sent out with our regular Project Development News and are recorded here for posterity.

 

Enjoy!...

Are Eccentrics a Dying Breed?


Last week I heard the veteran Christian socialist Ken Leech reminiscing about his ministry in the east end of London.

 

He made a comment that has left me thinking: he reckoned that the eccentrics in the church are a dying breed.

Values

352856There are many meanings for the word values, including assessments, cost, price, meaning and significance.

But when asked what are the values one holds dear, ones to which we aspire, the immediate meaning is clearly, what are those things of significance in our lives to which we aspire.

Amazing Grace

Patsy McKie's son Dorrie was shot dead in 1999, but she wants to extend grace to the killer in the same way that God has shown grace to her. Click on the image below to link to this moving video.

Vulnerability

336599But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (1 Corinthians 12:9)

I don't know how you imagine the historical Jesus. Without ever really articulating it,

Power and Love

327049Adam Kahane worked for many years bringing diverse people and groups together in difficult, complex and conflictual situations – South Africa, Guatemala, and Israel, to name but three. At a recent seminar in Leeds, he admitted that – in those situations – he'd made the error of focusing on love to the detriment of power.

Partnership

318442News this month that a number of top charities are in talks about future collaborations or even potential mergers, should come as no surprise in the current financial climate. The Civil Society website reports Navca Chief Executive Kevin Curley commenting that;

Good Ideas

Ever had a good idea that was dismissed before it got off the ground? Sometimes we need to listen to the really radical ideas to discover the way forward. Click on the image to link to the video.

Being Comfortable

311875If I had a penny for every time I heard someone say, "But I don't want to be rich; I just want to be comfortable!" I'd have about £3.87 by now. (I really should have used pounds, not pennies. I'd be a lot more comfortable myself if I had).

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