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

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

Unity apart from the gospel isn’t worth uniting over

We have been continuing our series in Acts. This week we considered the episode in which Paul and Barnabas separate from one another, asking the

Why I hated a blog post that hated my blog post: a reply to Ian Williamson

I linked to this article by Ian Williamson yesterday in my Snippets feature. I linked to it because I think Ian makes some important points and

Is your sacrifice worth it?

Yesterday, I commented on the idea of comfort and sacrifice. I noted that we can often get support for our work amongst Muslims but struggle

Malign millennials if you want, but at least they’re willing to countenance moving to hard places

It is quite easy to find stuff floating around – particularly the Christian world – maligning millennials. My friends at Evangelical Times are getting a

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