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Called to Love Discernment, Decision Making and Ministry by Raymond Tomkinson

Called to Love Discernment, Decision Making and Ministry

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Called to Love Discernment, Decision Making and Ministry by Raymond Tomkinson

Life comprises a series of transitions: from childhood to adolescence, adulthood, senescence, death and life beyond death. Christian life is graced by transition into Christlikeness which requires us to make choices, continually, to remain faithful to Christ. At times of transition we seek the will of God as we journey through life making decisions about what to do and where to go next in the service of God and our neighbour. This experience is common to all Christians but in Called to Love the focus is on those in ordained ministry and those aspiring to ordination and explores how we discern God's will and how we make decisions about the direction of our ministry. At the heart of our ministry is love, but how is Love best served. Does the freedom which Love bestows allow us, as individuals ans the Church of God, to employ such decision making methods as seem best to us? What can organisational practices in decision making can offer us? Raymond Tomkinson considers how we articulate the stirrings of the heart to others.


'Called to Love is a beautiful book, disconcertingly accessible and crystal clear. Raymond Tomkinson has the art of the story-teller, and the stories reveal both theological depth and pastoral wisdom. Its messages will resonate with ordinands and clergy, but with others too who sense God's call to love and wonder how to respond.'
The Rt Revd Michael Perham, Bishop of Gloucester This is a beautifully written book in a meditative and reflective style and would be inspiring to anyone seeking to discern God

's call at any stage on their vocational journey. I found myself enriched, challenged and stimulated by wrestling with the issues developed by the author. -- Alan Abernethy Search, A Church of Ireland Journal, Vol 36, No 2'

About the Author

Raymond Tomkinson was a nurse, a monk, a parish priest, a clergy development adviser and a spiritual director before becoming Chaplain to an Anglican theological college. He writes and teaches on Christian spirituality and prayer.

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Publication date

30th April 2012


Raymond Tomkinson

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SCM Press


192 pages


Christian theology



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