My name is Christopher Dryden. I am a minister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Saying that can sound rather conceited in certain religious circles. Calling yourself a minister comes with certain expectations and perceptions derived a great deal from various traditions and cultures. So allow me to be clear in what I mean. I am […]Read More Minister
A friend of mine was concerned. He was asked to facilitate a session standing in for someone else. My friend’s concern was how to facilitate the session in the typical way that the absent facilitator would do it. The concern was understandable, after all, my friend didn’t want to upset a routine that people got […]Read More Does That Suit You?
If you don’t get good service, you are often going to do something about it, even if it’s just grumbling to someone else. What happens, however when we benefit from outstanding service? Authrine and I had the pleasure of her company, recently. It was great spending time with her and hearing how she was doing. […]Read More Acknowledging Good Service
One of the pivotal moments in my wall with Jesus took place in a church building in South London. It happened almost 20 years ago. The place was old and the inside was typically cold. Not many of us were gathered and that gave the place a sparse look about it all the more. Nevertheless […]Read More What’s So Sweet About It?
Thank you, Lord. July is over. I did not dislike July. Quite a number of beautiful things happened over the month. Flicking through the blogs written over the month, I like quite a lot of what I wrote. Yet July is still a wilderness month in the summer. Never been a big fan of the […]Read More A New Month A New Season: Dryden Update
I used to sing with a choir. The beauty of singing with a choir is that your voice is not the main thing, it contributes to the main thing. When we rehearsed what we were singing, time was given to get accustomed to the structure of the song and the parts in it. Time was […]Read More Once More With Feeling
When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. (1 Samuel 18:28-29 NIV) The story of battle that David is usually known for is his tussle with Goliath, but the real […]Read More Sam’s 1st Epic 18 – Saul vs David: The Battle Begins