AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Humbition

    6 July, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I found a new word today. It is a word I really like – humbition. Humbition is the blending of two words; humility and ambition, to create the one combined term. This is the mix of personal humility and godly or goal focused ambition. It is a personal humility and compelling ambition for something much bigger ...
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  • Vocation and Location – holding the two?

    29 June, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Because we have a high focus on encouraging people to think and live more deeply in their neighbourhoods we are often asked how does that work with busy work lives? What about our work? and where is God calling me? Recently Steve summarised some of our thinking around locations and vocations – its worth a ...
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  • A Great Read

    19 April, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I recently got a copy of Craig Blomberg’s latest text (2016) titled – “The Historical Reliability of the New Testament‘; and am reading it on holiday. This 800 page thoroughly researched and very readable text is very encouraging. Coming from such a reputable scholar who has been researching and writing in New Testament studies for at ...
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  • Easter Sunday Quotes

    18 April, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Our Easter Sunday service was based on John 20 v 1-10 and the disciples running to the tomb on Easter Sunday. A high resolution copy of the painting is found here. And an explanation of the back ground to the painting here. the two quotes I used were: Sebastian Moore said – “In the risen Jesus we meet our deepest ...
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  • Wainui Hui (10-12 March)

    7 March, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    This weekend we are holding our fourth core camp. And this one is much bigger! In July 2011 a small group of people interested in forming, being part of talking about local intentional communities met at the Wainui camp site for a weekend together.  This was the first faltering steps towards forming multiple Neighbourhood communities ...
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