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Dreams

There is something powerful about having a dream.

Take Martin Luther King Jr’s famous speech, ‘I Have A Dream’. It was not simply that he talked a good talk (and indeed walked the walk), but the inspiration and hopefulness of his words was and continues to be incredibly influential for millions of people in many different ways. Continue reading

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The clue is in the title.

The question on my mind at the moment is how can you recreate something unique?
Vague? Yes.
Existential? Possibly.
Let me rephrase it. How can recreate something unique using different materials? In a different place. At a different time.

Let me rephrase it again. How can I recreate the kind of Christ-centred community I find myself being a part of in Stanford, in Huddersfield? Continue reading

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Be Thou My Vision

Autumn is now firmly established it seems, so the rain will get heavier, and the days shorter, and the nights colder. We’re also a full month into the Vision Course; a third of our time in Guildford is complete. It’s nice to know we have another 8 weeks here, and then 6 weeks in Europe together, but the end is still clearly in sight, there’s no escaping that.
There is the occasional reminder, the innocent inquiry of ‘What are your plans after this?’, which pulls the future back into view from the part of mind I’ve been hiding it away in. And I wish I had something to say, an idea or a small inkling about where I want to be and what I should be doing. But honestly, I really have no clue. And that was one of the main reasons of coming to Guildford, aside from the learning and the community. It was to get some vision.

I guess I can’t complain that I’ve not yet found what it is I want from the course, considering how much time there is left. But it does take time to make something, whether that is a building or painting. You can’t start until you have a plan, you can’t order the materials if you don’t know what it is you’re building.

I really hope that God isn’t going to use this to teach me to be patient. I don’t know if I can stand the wait.

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