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Fail to plan, plan to fail

Fail to plan, plan to fail

I don’t like this phrase because I’m not a great planner. I tend to nod towards the truth it contains, but then bury it and try and convince myself that I’ll get by. I’m experienced at ‘winging it’. When I listen to God, however, I’m frequently reminded in a whole...
Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

We are in the midst of a crisis of leadership. Whilst I have my own perspectives on Brexit, Trump, North Korea, the EU, Russia, etc, right now I’m particularly concerned about my own Baptist family, although this issue spans all the historic denominations in the UK....
Prayer changes things!

Prayer changes things!

Prayer changes things … you know that, I know that, but do our practices demonstrate it? I had reason to go into Accident & Emergency recently, in a great deal of pain. As soon as I’d given my details into reception I felt my phone ping. It was a text from a...
‘Get up out of your seat’

‘Get up out of your seat’

Billy Graham’s death on 21st February 2018 has already been designated as marking ‘the end of an era’ by a variety of commentators. He preached to live gatherings of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries around the globe. Not surprisingly, it is claimed...
Resolve: A firm determination to do something

Resolve: A firm determination to do something

Well we’ve reached that stage in a new year, when if I were to ask the question ‘so who’s still sticking to their new year’s resolutions?’ I wouldn’t expect many positive responses. However, two particular places in scripture have provided the rootedness for my own...