The spirit of Tetzel and Evangelical basilicas

The Beatles famously sang, ‘I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.’ And, indeed, it can’t. But money can buy

Solent Gospel Partnership – Solutions to the problem of comfort

I was asked to speak to the Solent Gospel Partnership. I was given two talks to do on the problem of comfort in the church.

Five reasons to avoid sending short-term mission teams

I’ll be honest, if you want to get a short-term missions team into your church to do a mission week or whatever, I’m not going

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

How will deprived areas be reached if we won’t fund those willing to go?

An interesting discussion broke out on Twitter yesterday. Here are some of the highlights: Two indigenous interns just got turned down for funding from an

Why bi-vocational working doesn’t work in deprived communities

An interesting discussion opened up yesterday on Twitter. Gareth Russell tweeted the following: An interesting article that suggests that a potential solution for church revitalisation

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