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Practising for Christmas?

On a personal level, I don't even begin to think about Christmas until December 1st - at the very earliest! In terms of local church we can't afford to wait until then, so I hope all your plans are in the bag and they simply need to be implemented … or maybe that’s...

Partnership for Mission in Practice

Jesus sent the Seventy-two to the towns and villages of Galilee in pairs, so partnership is our model for mission activity. This story, which first appeared in The Baptist Times, describes what happened when two churches from different parts of the country decided to...

Dare I Assume Responsibility?

I’m passing on this challenge wherever I go at the moment. It’s one I’ve received myself: Assume responsibility. These two words are the title of chapter one of Derek Tidball’s latest book Lead like Joshua, and they summarise what he’s hearing from Joshua 1:1-6. For...

Today Will Be Different

Today has been handcrafted by the Lord, so we will enjoy it, and augment it with our gladness! This is my slightly flowery paraphrase of Psalm 118:24. I did so originally to rescue it in my mind from the tyranny of the old Sunday school tune, but also to recapture the...

Planning for Fruitfulness

Are you planning for fruitfulness? We probably know some these verses by heart: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,...

The marginalised middle-classes

Ok, so I know that having read that title some of you are already sharpening your doctrinal pitch-forks to administer some ‘correction-in-love’ to this soon to be skewered heretic… but hear me out first… please! I grew up in the evangelical Church in the U.K where,...