Thirsty – A dry and parched land

Thirsty – A dry and parched land

The first of a series of three on the desperate need for spiritual renewal in our lives, churches and land. churches and land. William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army is quoted as saying… ‘The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion...
Hope 23-24

Hope 23-24

I was able to catch-up with Rachel Jordan-Wolf to chat about Hope 23-24. She makes a challenging point, for me, comparing a church doing evangelism to me washing my car. Have a listen, although I can bear testimony to the fact simply agreeing about what you need to do...
Getting to know the Neighbours

Getting to know the Neighbours

I have lived in my present home for 16 years but it’s only in the last three or four years that I have begun getting to know my neighbours. When we first moved into this street I was the Senior Pastor of a busy church that took up virtually all of my discretionary...
Faith in Later Life

Faith in Later Life

The Bible is packed with examples of older people living purposefully for God, being respected in their communities, and sharing wisdom with future generations. Abraham was 99 when God promised to make him the father of many nations. Moses was 80 when he spoke to...
Can the trickle become a flood?

Can the trickle become a flood?

I’ve just been thinking about a few conversations I’ve had, over the last two weeks, which have stirred my heart and made me wonder: can the trickle become a flood?  Four church leaders, four conversations, four times the repeated words: ‘and the great thing is, we’ve...
Divine Campaign: The Bible

Divine Campaign: The Bible

At the coronation of King Charles the Third, he was handed a Bible and was told these words… “Sir: to keep you ever mindful of the law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, receive this Book, the most valuable...
Celebrate Conversations as well as Conversions

Celebrate Conversations as well as Conversions

A recent study revealed a gap between confidence and connection.  77% of Christians feel confident to talk about Jesus, but 42% said they don’t know any non Christians well enough to talk to them. There is a gap forming where people who are willing and able but...