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Today Will Be Different

Today has been handcrafted by the Lord, so we will enjoy it, and augment it with our gladness! This is my slightly flowery paraphrase of Psalm 118:24. I did so originally to rescue it in my mind from the tyranny of the old Sunday school tune, but also to recapture the...

Planning for Fruitfulness

Are you planning for fruitfulness? We probably know some these verses by heart: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,...

The marginalised middle-classes

Ok, so I know that having read that title some of you are already sharpening your doctrinal pitch-forks to administer some ‘correction-in-love’ to this soon to be skewered heretic… but hear me out first… please! I grew up in the evangelical Church in the U.K where,...

Bread-and-Butter Truth-in-Loving

In recent years there’s been a growing recognition that if the church isn‘t making disciples, it might as well go home. Church communities need to be places that foster discipleship, and that means seeking to help and resource followers to grow in their love for God,...

Needed: Soft eyes for the way ahead

I’m not saying I’m addicted to watching TV crime and detective series, but Morse, Shetland, Endeavour, Lewis, Wallender, Midsomer Murders, etc. means the higher number channels are most frequently turned on in our house. I’ve never watched The Wire, apparently a US...

Scrapheap Disciple

Saved? Check Called? Check Mobilised? Check Fruitful? Check ….and then my marriage broke down, irreversibly. The day I saw the point of no return I resigned from my church leadership team. Nobody asked me to, but I assumed it had to be done. Everyone comes from a...

Incarnation, Sacrifice and Resurrection

Last week I tweeted this “The church needs to stop talking about justice or praying for justice and start acting justly”. To be honest I am not 100% I agree with it. The Big Church Day Out has been happening in the South and the North over the last few weeks. It has...