The problem with pursuing relevance

It was one of those Christian buzzwords for a while. Every other church was lining up to label itself ‘relevant.’ The question I had whenever

The lure of the quiet life

So often, much of what we do is driven less by gospel priorities and more by the idol of comfort. Far from prioritising the things

What is the worst that could happen? Not receiving your eternal asylum

What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen? So went the question my fellow elder asked. We were having a discussion about our Iranian contingent

The importance of contextualisation

We have been continuing our series in Acts on Sunday mornings. And we have come across the concept of contextualisation a number of times. But

Guest post: FIEC Pastor’s network day (Manchester)

On Thurday, I attended the Manchester FIEC Pastor’s Network Day with my friend, Andy Smith. Andy is in the process of affiliating his church to FIEC and I thought it would be interesting, given this was his first time at one of these events, to get his perspective on how he found things. This is what he wrote: Our church is in the process of joining the FIEC so I attended the regional networking day for FIEC pastors in Manchester. At this

Don’t confuse important things for the chief thing and act like it is the only thing

I recently wrote about getting your polity and ecclesiology right before problems arise in your church. In it, I made the claim, ‘the overwhelming majority

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