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Further, Faster … Or Fewer, Deeper?

Further, Faster … Or Fewer, Deeper?

My life during this pandemic has been like living on a pendulum. Challenges and opportunities, losses and gains, sorrows and joys. It’s neither one thing nor the other for long. I know I’m not alone, but hopefully the balance for you is tipping in the right direction....

Big Versus Small

Big Versus Small

I forget which Henri Nouwen book it was – one of you reading this will know – but he wrote about how God most often works in ways contrary to the preferences of our culture. Nouwen specifically named our culture’s fascination with things big and fast and famous. In...

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...