Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Timbercrete at the Home Living Expo

Timbercrete Adelaide South had a great weekend at the Home Living Expo this last weekend. Many future possibilities and leads that could be very exciting.
Sorry for not posting lately, been flat out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Transperancy and Analysis

If only Businesses, Churches, maybe even as people we had analysis like this! There is something about the honesty here and self evaluation that is really good. Some of us don't cope too well with being transperant and allowing others to help us to grow but it seems a footy club is heading in the right direction here. Makes me wonder if there are many things that could be adopted to church life and life in general.
Here's a snippet of what I'm talking about:
"We have a guy by the name of Tim Hart who is employed to sit in the box with the aim, purely, of improving us as coaches.

Before the game, Tim comes into the rooms and senses what the mood is like, how he feels the players are receiving what the coaches are saying and how the players are responding to it.

He listens to our communication in the box and looks at the rotations each coach calls. Tim also assesses how productive we are, how we use statistics and how reactive and clear in thought we are.
Full Article

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Power Disaster!

Four losses in a row! We were 47 points up near three quarter time. Too arrogant. Time for some newbies. My Hunch: Out goes Westhoff and Ebert, Thomas out injured for a few weeks. So, in comes White or Willits, Robbie Gray and Adam Thompson. Something has to happen from an effort like that!

Thursday, April 03, 2008


These blogs have had me thinking about prayer and the usual styles of what we've done in the past. It's been great to read. We've started experimenting with prayer in these ways in our own group and as individuals. I'm really excited about what this means in deepening our relationship with God. Check em out.
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Buildings and Wages in Western Church?

The Christian church has created a bit of an issue I believe and that is the drain that buildings and wages has on its purpose.
It's pretty much common knowledge in church circles that the larger percentage of a church's resources / funds, are spent on the inner goings on of church itself. When I was in a formal ministry role, something like 40% of all income was spent on the pastor's wages. It raises questions for me and the validity of paid pastors. What also is an issue is the dollars spent on buildings, maintenance, technology etc so that a church stays functional.
I have to question whether this money spent really fulfills the purpose of church. Is it not more like Jesus to give to the needy, use the funds for mission in some form, more than on the inner sanctum, more than the importance of the Sunday service?
I can't help but think of the church from the perspective of people on the outside looking in, especially here in Australia. What they see is sometimes a fairly well-to-do institution that can come across as judgmental and middle class. A fair target for an Aussie's tall poppy syndrome. Would it not be more effective if it was humble, generous, more concerned with the community around them and heavily grounded in reality, functioning for the purpose of people?
Where your heart is will probably determine where the $ are spent.