How do we handle concerns of non-attendance?

‘Where was John? I haven’t seen him for a few weeks.’ I am sure the question, or something close to it, has surfaced with more

Pastoral exceptions on baptism?

Anyone who follows this blog knows that my church holds to Strict and Particular Baptist polity. That is, we believe in a baptised membership, administered

What does committing to the local church mean?

Most people recognise that joining a local church means committing to it in some way. But what does it mean in practice to commit to

We run a paradoxical race

A story regarding the operational management of the London marathon emerged yesterday. The start time for the slower runners in the marathon was delayed but,

Beware those who hold you to ransom

The billionaire founder of Phones4u, John Caudwell, hit the headlines for stating – in a magazine aimed at other super-rich people – that he would

Membership, discipline & revitalisation

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