Are you tired?

I have no problem admitting, when Monday rolls around, I am pretty tired. Some Mondays are worse than others, but most of them begin with

The Goldilocks zone: to programme or de-programme the church

I saw somebody paraphrasing Howard Hendricks recently. The context in which they were name-checking him was entirely different to this one but the point they

As the Southgate Preacher is arrested, how is the so-called ‘British value’ of tolerance at play?

Over the weekend this disturbing footage emerged of a street preacher being arrested outside Southgate station in London. Three troubling things stand out about the

Invoicing weddings and funerals is perverse

An interesting discussion broke out yesterday on Twitter. It was prompted by news that the Bishop of Burnley – Philip North – argued that current

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

Why two or three does not constitute a church

It is a common enough trope around churches to hear somebody throw out the line, ‘where two or three are gathered…’ and go on to

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