Where do good ideas come from?

Steven Johnson penned a book with this brilliant title a few years ago and it completely changed the way I thought about my role in ministry. For too long I was interested only in what I was doing in my own context and if it was working. It was great to go on conferences and read books and hear new ideas and have new ideas pop into my head. But one chapter of Johnson’s book completely changed my view about innovation, ideas and my own work. That chapter was titled: the slow hunch.

This little video explains it better than I ever could.

So what does this video have to do with this blog?

Well the hope is that this blog might be a place for those engaged in ministry in Anglican Schools to start speaking about some of their hunches in the hope that over time new ideas and innovation might emerge. Innovation and good ideas come from sharing.

I wonder do you have a slow hunch or an issue that you would like to write about. Are you seeing something changing in the landscape of school ministry or with the people you work with?

Don’t keep it to yourself. Share it!

If you would like to contribute email me at editor@aplaceformission.org

You might have the piece of a puzzle someone else is looking for.

Topics might include:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Religious/Christian Education
  • Evangelism
  • Anglican/Christian ethos’
  • Church/School relationship
  • Chaplaincy
  • Service

Stephen Harrison



  1. Lyndal Foote
    October 5, 2016

    I would love to follow your blog. Is there a way to receive updates and posts?

    • Stephen Harrison
      October 5, 2016

      Hi Lyndal,

      I can see that you are subscribed.Have you not been getting the email?

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