Raising up BME elders: why we struggle too

For fear of being accused of throwing stones in my glass house, I’m going to make an admission. I have a wholly white, fairly middle class

Like begets like in the church

We all know like begets like. Horses beget horses, humans beget humans and God begets God. That is, indeed, why the eternal Son – who

Know your limits: not all opinions should have equal weight

I want to go on the record: all views and opinions are not equal. We do not have to take each opinion and viewpoint as

What sustains you in the ministry?

A few days ago, I wrote about how we can know we are called to pastoral ministry. You can read that post here. A few

In the long run we are all dead

One of the best known John Meynard Keynes quotes is the pithy, ‘in the long run we are all dead’. Many people take the comment

Defining members from non-members

At Oldham Bethel Church, we regularly have the joy of speaking to folk about baptism and membership. At the present time, we are talking to

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