project 2020 – commentary & opinion

A few people said they can’t get access to the US FFWPU member’s site, and asked me to post the recent opinion piece that they asked me to write for them. SO here it is: [OPINON] Response to Announcement of the “2020 Project”   The following is a response to the International Memo announcing the […]

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God’s word in context: how power needs to be held to account

God’s word in context: how power needs to be held to account

This is the morning study program Matthew Huish put together for our morning program at our pastors and church leaders meeting with a little bit of help from William Haines and myself. It starts off with a quote about how you should always read with your newspaper in one hand and your bible in the […]

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honesty is always the best policy

honesty is always the best policy

we were doing a kind of SWOT analysis in our church meeting in Cleeve house with leaders and staff about church development this morning. One of the weaknesses that came up was lack of transparency and honesty in our movement’s culture. I said that one of our strengths in the West is that we value […]

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don’t just change the name!

don’t just change the name!

  >>>Name changes: Recently we changed our name of our movement internationally, again. We changed it back to FFWPU. Was this just a change of the name on the tin or was it also meant to be a change of what’s on the inside? If it is going to change on the inside, well how? […]

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the problem with blood brothers

have you ever noticed it can sometimes be easier to serve/help a total stranger or someone from outside your immediate family than those you grew up with as a child? We talk about ‘love your neighbour’, but it can often be a greater challenge to maintain patience, generosity and perspective with one’s actual siblings. I […]

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let your church leadership hear your voice

let your church leadership hear your voice

Just wanted to let people know that from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th the leadership of the UK Unification Movement will be having a residential meeting out in Cleeve House, Seend, Wiltshire. We are currently trying to thrash out what format our meeting should take and what matters we should be tackling, how we can […]

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power of words

What’s in a word?

Words are powerful things and should be used wisely. They should speak to us, not impose themselves on us. Recently our family pledge changed. Not in the very root and branch way it did when it went from ‘My Pledge’ to the ‘Family Pledge’. But the recent change has been much more to do with […]

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an interview with an FFWPU trustee

my recent post about how we develop good governance and make leadership appointments in our movement attracted a lot of debate and interest, which was v helpful for developing my own understanding of things. I thought it would be helpful to share something from the workings of our UK FFWPU charity. Many of our members […]

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A welcome address by Dieter Schmidt for Rev An

Last week there was an event to wish Rev and Mrs Song farewell as they prepared to leave for Japan, and a chance to meet the new director of the European Movement, Rev An. It wasn’t quite like the ceremony that took place in St.Paul’s cathedral today as the new ABC was sworn into his […]

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monday morning emails

About to go through my emails. All of them from last week; gritting my teeth. Who likes it when their emails receive a reply? everyone does! especially in an age when everyone is more likely to get a reply to a txt than from an email. following on from my last post and a comment […]

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