Tagged with Alan Roxburgh

Pseudo-belonging

Pseudo-belonging

…we become captured by the impression that technology makes place irrelevant.  Once we buy into this language of networks and third spaces, we are essentially buying into a conception of radical individualism in which we create, manage, and control spaces and time and where we intentionally attract (or avoid) particular kinds of people at the … Continue reading

Leading as apostle

Leading as apostle

At the moment, I’m reflecting on Roxburgh’s metaphors for the kind of leadership needed in the church of today.  You can read more about them in The Sky is Falling and various of his other books.  It’s been inspiring me to think a little about the kind of leader I want to be; at the end of … Continue reading

Leading as prophet

Leading as prophet

At the moment, I’m reflecting on Roxburgh’s metaphors for the kind of leadership needed in the church of today.  You can read more about them in The Sky is Falling and various of his other books.  It’s been inspiring me to think a little about the kind of leader I want to be; at the … Continue reading

Leading as poet

Leading as poet

I’m feeling better than earlier this week because I have finished three more books.  Two of those were review books but, even better, the third was actually related to research. You could probably tell that because it has already made it on to the blog in the last few weeks.  I can’t decide how it … Continue reading

Staying attentive?

Staying attentive?

How is this for an arresting question? How do you stay attentive to the Spirit when you are immersed in radical, discontinuous change all your life? It comes from Roxburgh’s The Sky is Falling and is a question which was asked of Roxburgh by two leaders in their thirties. The point these leaders were trying to … Continue reading

Dreaming new maps

Dreaming new maps

The week before this was quite a good week for finishing books.  I like weeks like that, mostly because it frees up more space on my shelf of half-read books!  (For those who like my updates in the book saga, there’s a photo here; as you will see, I’ve put those classy new Argos shelves … Continue reading