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ooh. sounds awesome, i will be getting that book. Please God may i find some of those doors one day.


Good stuff. Will the recordings of Breakout be made available anywhere?


yes they will. i'll blog it when they appear along with notes and slides etc...

Ric Stott

Exciting stuff Jonny,

More and more I'm seeing (and experiencing) the universe as pregnant with creative potential (be that in art, or faith, or living life to the full etc) - perhaps its the same thing as the Kingdom Jesus talks about - 'look its right here, right in front of you, breaking through'. Like an over saturated solution that just needs one speck of dust for crystals to form or like michaelangelo finding david in the lump of marble. Its already there, we just need to *be* in the world in such a way as to bring it to birth.

That's the painful moment when prophetic imagination moves into prophetic action and creation.

Best wishes,



just bought it... thanks for the tip

steve taylor

this is fascinating in light of some of the tensions i've sensed in UK re fresh expressions. here are some links

1 - change comes not from a radical jump, but from the borders ie that strange space that might still be shaped by the centre

2 - those in the boundaries will be finding multiple places to explore, which means we need a great deal of tenderness and excitement toward those who are exploring, even if there place is slightly different from us


steve taylor
bored at manchester airport

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