For further progress, we need a new narrative

Long-term and regular readers will know that I have commented with some frequency about Evangelicalism – particularly Conservative Evangelicalism – and our deficiencies in reaching

How do you figure out who to work with?

Most of us – even dyed-in-the-wool independents like us – want to have a level of inter-connectedness with other churches. Whilst there are certainly some

When is it legitimate to leave a church?

It is a sad reality of the world in which we live that sometimes people leave churches. In my experience, the vast majority of times

What if we lost charitable status?

I’ve seen quite a few of our American brothers and sisters beginning to get tetchy following a CNN broadcast of questions put to presidential candidates

We can’t draw a straight line from the number of services to spiritual health

I was involved (briefly) in a little discussion about church services the other day. Some were pushing the two-service model hard, others were pushing equally

Just put your phone away!

At the beginning of our church service, we always usher a call for people to put their phones away and turn them off or onto

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