Why should you consider a move to Oldham?

You have no doubt heard that Oldham is the most deprived town in England, beating Salford, Middlesborough, Walsall and Liverpool to win the dubious honour.

On being from nowhere and the problem of belonging

Where are you from? Pretty simple, every day sort of question. For some, the answer is incredibly simple and straightforward. They were born and raised

The Trellis & the Vine: a critical appraisal

You can purchase a copy of The Trellis & The Vine here I have been away over Christmas and tried to avoid working, and blogging,

I can’t be self-interested, I’ve given a theological justification!

About a month ago, I wrote a piece titled Comfortable Christians are killing the church. I suggested church planting and revitalisation efforts in the UK,

Comfortable Christians are killing the church

Like many church leaders, I would love an influx of workers. Ours is a relatively small church with only a handful of people able to take gospel

How to dress up gossip as spiritual & how to address it in the church

Christians are particularly adept at dressing up gossip in spiritual language. Here are some of the ways we do that and why it is a much more serious problem than we often realise.

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