Class, identity & regional difference

Failure to welcome isn’t so much cultural as human

On Twitter recently, there was an interesting discussion about welcoming folk. Whilst the whole discussion is worth a look, I just want to share a

Guest post: You can’t “prophetically” challenge comfort whilst aspiring to be comfortable

This is a guest post by Dave Williams, minister at Bearwood Chapel in Smethwick, W. Midlands. The other day I read an article asking whether

Assumptions without reflection: assessing cultural values in light of Biblical values

I was asked to write an article for the Affinity journal Foundations on how we often make cultural assumptions in the church, particularly in respect to class, without really

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

What is the real hard area?

One of the great things about working in an area like ours is that there are certain issues that require almost no defence whatsoever. Many

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