Monday, September 22, 2003
Today, a BIG day. The miracle happened and we were able to collect over Sfr. 40.000 for the newspaper to start - in two days. I did the first step towards a dissertation. And I worked hard on my garden pool and brook. After supper, rewarded myself with an excellent cigar (the best and only one I have). Re-discovered Dashiell Hammet detective stories.
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Today, national Alphalive conference; had a speech on the Challenge of postmodernism. There are more than 20.000 Alpha courses running worldwide, several hundred in Switzerland.
Saturday, September 20, 2003
We need 40.000 Swiss Francs until 5 pm on Monday to really make the newspaper start. Anyone's purse itching?posted by Reinhold | 08:35
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Wow, its me again. Great days, much work. The new newspaper is a crazy enterprise with a bunch of idealists and costs me some time to write and find articles. But being able to write about spirituality issues to more than 200.000 people every other week is quite something and worth some practice. How much easier it is to write for Christians...
Friday, September 05, 2003
Today and yesterday, taught 8 hours each of Natural Church Development at the IGW in Bern. Was real fun - 25 students, all hidden behind their laptops, lots of questions and interaction. Another 7 hours tomorrow.posted by Reinhold | 23:57
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
We live and act much too fast. Read this morning: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.' Therefore you will flee! You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.' Therefore your pursuers will be swift! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away..." (Isa. 30.15-17) We usually think: the faster the better. We must not miss anything. God seems to say: the faster the weaker. Speed often seems to be a weakness, not a strength. Satan (or anybody) coughs, and we flee. It should be the other way round. The message is: "Slow down! Think! Repent! Be quiet! Listen! Trust!" Too many Christians are burnt out from demands on all sides, trying to hasten "revival" and buried under missionary pressure.posted by Reinhold | 11:06
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
September has started - finally long pants and sweaters again. Welcome late summer, in German "old women's summer" (why on earth??).