Day: March 16, 2009

sharing the gospel by feel

At church we’ve just begun an ‘integrated series’ about extending a gracious witness. That means that over the next four weeks, all the sermons, Bible studies, etc will all be keyed into each other across all ours services at all our three sites.

In order to help us think through the why and how of extending a gracious witness to the Lord Jesus, we’re using Bill Hybels’ book (and study book and DVD), Just Walk Across the Room. I’m only a couple of chapters in. But I want to say up front that it’s turning out to be really worthwhile.


There’s something deeply appealing and profoundly right in what I can only describe as his ‘organic’ approach to sharing the gospel. He’s commending a kind of evangelism by feel… Continue reading

that’s so organic right now!

Eveleigh Farmers Market is rapidly becoming a Saturday morning favourite. There’s a real buzz in the converted rail siding shed next to the Carriageworks buildings (where they film So You Think You Can Dance Australia). And plenty of the stall owners are out amongst it, inviting — or sometimes forcing — you to try their produce: everything from freshly squeezed orange juice to smoked trout or marinated baby figs.

Basically, there’s this real Organic Is Good vibe. And I’m all for it. Although surely this is going a bit far (check out the ninth item on the menu):


(Maybe I just find this a little too organic because I’m thoroughly British and, as Foucault points out, the Brits have always been a bit squeamish about the relationship between what’s on their plate and the animal it originated from — we eat ‘bacon’, ‘pork’ or ‘ham’ rather than ‘pig’, for example.)