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Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 3

Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 3

Effective leadership is always shaped by context. One of the features of our present Covid-19 context is the presence of a raised degree of anxiety in society in general and in Christian communities. By considering the impacts of anxiety on human behaviour, we can...

Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 2

Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 2

In my first blog I wrote about relating to God in prayer as the foundation for leadership in anxious times. The first leadership initiative I’m recommending is to remain calm, and prayer makes this possible. The next two initiatives on my list are about how we relate...

Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 1

Leadership in Anxious Times – Part 1

Uncertainty and stress due to Covid-19 in recent days are producing a pervasive anxiety throughout society. That anxiety can look different in different people but, if you pay attention, it’s there in the excited and upbeat people as much as in those who are negative...

Crisis On Planet Baptist?

Crisis On Planet Baptist?

Take another look at David Attenborough’s closing message from the Blue Planet episode, which catapulted our response to the climate change emergency from a nodding awareness into action. It’s only 49 seconds long: “Never before have we had the awareness and never...

Financing Missional Experiments

Financing Missional Experiments

In the beginning it all seemed so obviously a ‘God-thing’ that it would have been faithless to doubt that all necessary material provision would follow. Commitments were made, bridges were burned, the adventure began. Now you are well into your missional experiment....

Keep Sabbath

Keep Sabbath

What would you say to your younger self about some of the challenges and delights of ministry? In his latest book 'Letters to a Young Pastor' Ian Stackhouse returns to the art of letter writing, to capture and share something of what God has shown him over the last...

Facilitating Change

Facilitating Change

The moment we get involved in the mission of God we are confronted by the challenge of change. God’s mission is all about setting to rights the things that are not as they ought to be, and that spells change. As agents of God’s mission, we often have a role in...