Five key questions to ask of your church polity

Tony Benn famously said there are five essential questions to ask of anybody in positions of social, economic or political power: “What power have you

Failure to welcome isn’t so much cultural as human

On Twitter recently, there was an interesting discussion about welcoming folk. Whilst the whole discussion is worth a look, I just want to share a

Communion, membership and the reality of fellowship

Just before I became pastor of Oldham Bethel Church, I was careful to try and outline some of things I intended to do. My goal

If it saves even one life

The Guardian report that Volvo are planning to cap the top speed of their vehicles across the range to 112 mph. I don’t drive a

Act as though there are visitors in the room

I mentioned yesterday that I was preaching at a different church on Sunday. It was really nice because it is a church of people I

Three good things when you go to another church

I went to speak at another church yesterday. I love that church because it is one I used to go to when I was a

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