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.

  • Questions I’ve never asked

    12 December, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    In Chapter 2 of ‘Unexpected Gifts’ I found this list of penetrating questions that remind me of my world of experience compared to the majority worlds experience. How long can my baby live without milk? Where will I sleep tonight? Can I find a placed where I won’t be raped again? If I die tonight, will anyone remove ...
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  • Unexpected Gifts

    30 October, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    I have just finished reading ‘Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community’ by Christopher L. Heuertz. Jean Vanier, himself a world guru on community life, says of the book –”Unexpected Gifts is a prophetic book about the wisdom of community. For nearly two decades, Christopher Heuertz has led the community Word Made Flesh, whose goal is ...
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  • Church Prayer Meeting Update

    23 October, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    Last Wednesday evening October 15 we held a prayer time for the whole church. Thank you to all those who came out and joined in prayer. The primary theme of our prayer was for the unity of the church. We are a relatively big church with many entities and things happening. In this thick tapestry of ...
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  • New Life

    26 September, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    Over the last two weeks I’ve watched the cherry tree outside my window slowly come into blossom. I see it each morning as the daylight emerges and, little by little, the array of small white flowers become visible. Today the tree is in full blossom, probably tens of thousands of small, perfectly white flowers spread ...
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  • Comfortable Numbness

    26 September, 2014 by Alan Jamieson
    I’m a baby boomer. As such I am one of the most wealthy, best educated, privileged and pampered generation ever to live on earth. But sadly, my generation is also the most self-serving generation every to live. When I look at my kids and, now, my grand kids, I am hugely embarrassed by my own generation ...
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