Our Christian Hope

Our Christian Hope

I’ve been involved with leading churches for more than thirty-five years, but it’s never been easier to talk with people about death and the issues it raises for them, since the dawn of the pandemic. Now the death of our Queen Elizabeth II has raised the awareness of...
No ‘wow’ without the ‘how’

No ‘wow’ without the ‘how’

If less than 10% of the people I preach to in church on a typical Sunday morning go beyond their apparent listening, what can I do to help? That was my particular question and the challenge which has led Seventy-two to produce The Discipleship Cycle App. What can you...
Opening our doors to God – Revival

Opening our doors to God – Revival

“Hello I’m looking for a Donald John Smith. I don’t know if you can help me, but he’ll be quite elderly now and may not even still be alive, but I understand he lived here in Shader.” “Do you mind me asking why you’d like to meet him?” “It’s in connection with the...
Opening our doors to God – Revelation

Opening our doors to God – Revelation

The Bible passage which has provided a key focus in fuelling our praying this month has been the letter ‘to the angel of the church in Laodicea’ in Revelation 3:14-21. As I’ve read and re-read this passage, listening for the heart of God, I’m struck again how this...
The Discipleship Cycle App

The Discipleship Cycle App

I’m super-excited the launching of the Discipleship Cycle App is finally here! Am I allowed to say that? At the risk of sounding American that’s how I feel; super-excited! I’m under no illusions a digital application (I think that’s what ‘App’ is short for) will not,...