A thoughtful piece by Rory Shiner about the differences between nominalism and secularism and how the worshipping church responds differently to each. The observation that nominalism (people who identify as Christian without meaningfully following Jesus, while following a form of traditional church observance) and secularism (people who don’t identify as Christian or followers of Jesus, …

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Rory Shiner writes a perceptive article about an aspect of ministry that I hadn’t considered, but which makes sense. He poses the idea that the types of activity and attitudes which are great preparation for pastoral ministry differ from the activity and attitudes that usually constitute pastoral ministry. The experience of that difference is not …

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In the time of hiatus (in Australia, at any case) which is December-January Rory Shiner outlines a process of questioning and refining the scheduling of church activities. At the post at Go There For Shiner provides background and expands on the rationales for each question. I need to spend time thinking about the smorgasbord versus …

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