Why we need to think about ecclesiology and polity more than we care to admit

One of the problems with our lack of thought on ecclesiology is that things are usually fine until they start going wrong. We don’t like

Monthly afternoon service: Penal substitution

We held our monthly afternoon service this past Sunday. We have intentionally tried to make them different to the morning service. Our usual format is

Knowing the gospel is the key to welcoming other cultures

Many churches want to be able to welcome different cultures but so few seem capable of actually doing so. We so often fail to realise

The persecuted Chinese church will grow far more rapidly than if Xi Jinping gave them their freedom

On Sunday, the Observer carried reports – long known within the Christian community – about China’s current crackdown on churches. Up until now, the Chinese

Who could be our elders?

One of the perennial problems facing churches is the question of who will lead them. There are basic questions, such as what is required to

Champagne theology bores

My son is the only 5-year-old I know who specifically requests to watch Mary Berry cooking programmes. He gladly sits and watches back-to-back episodes totally

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