Add a little zest
I discovered something.
Spice. Zest. Flavouring. The smell of coffee. Every organization or community or person needs it.
Kings have jesters. Newspapers have columnists. Our communities have artists, comics, novelists, playwrights and musicians. Even though they’re often wrong and not experts, they amuse, prod, unsettle.
The people who actually do the work in this life then go on and do it better.
I discovered I was one of these creatives, that it was OK, and that sometimes it even helped people.
I’m a Christian, and a writer. I’ve been both these things all my working life. My blog is currently one minute’s reading, twice a week. It’s based on two ideas: (1) the Christian faith is important. (2) How we live it needs re-viewing, sometimes from funny angles.
Like lovers of slow food, we need to be into ‘slow mission’: the gospel apprehended fresh and then crumbled, drizzled, baked into our lives and into the world around us.
A gift for yourself
Your head and heart may already be full, but on the other hand, this stuff may stir something for you. It does in me. A squirt of it might be useful in the baking-bowl of your day. Sign up to find out. Of course it’s all free and you don’t have to stay.
Some of what I write here gets turned into books, which would come free or on special offer to you — all aimed at making the best of ourselves for God in this world.
You would be joining the more than 100,000 people on five continents–all of them furiously clever and incredibly discerning–to whom my books have found their way over the years.
Here are some of my least unpopular recent posts:
- Swing low, sweet chariot
- What I learnt from nearly dying
- At the smell of coffee
- On why Atheists and Christians should be friends
- Why God keeps you waiting
- Slow mission values