Monday, August 21, 2006

workplace spirituality site

Nigel has been with us as an overseas intern for the last 3 weeks, working with us in the area of workplace spirituality. This includes running a 3 week course on “Where is God on Monday?

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As one (of his many) gifts to us at Opawa, he has developed a website to nourish workplace spirituality; part of resourcing our mission. Enjoy!

Posted by steve at 07:42 PM

8 Comments

  1. With thanks to you Steve and all at Opawa for all that you have offered to Nigel and family (- it has been great to see this placement develop from a speculative suggestion to a blessed reality)from which the Church here will gain too

    Tom

    Comment by Tom Allen — August 22, 2006 @ 5:37 am

  2. With thanks to you Steve and all at Opawa for all that you have offered to Nigel and family (- it has been great to see this placement develop from a speculative suggestion to a blessed reality)from which the Church here will gain too

    Tom

    Comment by Tom Allen — August 22, 2006 @ 5:38 am

  3. Cheers Tom. I note that you use capital C in Church – is that Nigel for the benefit of the entire Anglican Church, the angloCatholic church, or your parish Church :)

    Comment by steve — August 22, 2006 @ 8:32 am

  4. Steve
    When I talk of The Church (I missed the capital T) I instinctively think across current denominational boundaries – particularly with Faith at Work issues our particular affiliations are fairly irrelevant.

    When we did our initial stab at Faith at Work for medics we attracted people of all denominations and none – the advantage here is missional anglicans have the freedom and encouragement to be inclusive.

    More locally at Christ Church our Anglican values encourage people of many (previous) denominations to share in our ministry and to be tolerant and accepting of other peoples traditions and values.

    Tom

    Comment by Tom Allen — August 22, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

  5. Had this flagged up to me!
    Very humbled by the comments – thank you.
    Re denominations – too much damage has been done by denominations – In Shusaku Endo’s novel, Silence, the fighting between denominations is sited as a major reason for seventeenth century Japan rejecting Christianity – food for thought -My view point? One body of Christ in which we are all called to work to the glory of God.
    Only when we go beyond denominations should we have a capital “C”. From my own experiences there should be more cross denominational training and placements (and cross churchmanship training!) – now there’s something a little on the edge…

    Comment by Nigel — August 24, 2006 @ 5:30 pm

  6. Just to say our own thank you to Steve and his church for cherishing Nigel, Jo, Archie and Jacob. We have enjoyed Nigel’s blog and the links. We pray that this cherishing and tolerance of different ideas and cultures will be as broad as God’s vision and love for all His church and I don’t expect He minds in the slightest how we spell it but how we live it. I pray His richest blessing on the members of Steve’s congregation in Opawa and if He teaches something new or regenerates forgotten ways then I also pray that others of us will receive with joy. I pray we all remember as we blog around the world that the way we live together on our computers is as great a witness as how we live together in our daily lives. So come on guys, no little needles, just overflow with the desire to agree in love and to bless each other’s work for Jesus and the peace of God which passes all understanding WILL keep all our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. We praise His Glorious Name and thank you again for sharing His great love with our precious family.

    Comment by Howard and Jane — August 25, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

  7. Howard and Jane,

    i am curious as to where you see a little needle? there was certainly no little needle being given by me (hence the smiley face). and i have not detected any needle in the comments from Tom or Nigel. am i missing something?

    thanks for your prayers for us at opawa. much appreciated, steve

    Comment by steve — August 25, 2006 @ 8:55 pm

  8. Forgive me please. Keep praying God will change my heart of stone to one of flesh but still a long way to go. Guess I pick things up according to my own weaknesses and therefore tend to get it wrong. No criticism intended.

    Comment by Jane — August 25, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

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