The Trellis & the Vine: a critical appraisal

You can purchase a copy of The Trellis & The Vine here I have been away over Christmas and tried to avoid working, and blogging,

Comfortable Christians are killing the church

Like many church leaders, I would love an influx of workers. Ours is a relatively small church with only a handful of people able to take gospel

Flattery and ingratiation are self-serving sins that damage the church

  This may come as something of a shock: Christians are not supposed to be people full of pride. Gospel-centred sermons typically teach that the sinner

On the "stand up and greet time"

Thom Rainer recently produced a post on the top ten ways to drive guests from your church. He followed this up with a post here,

Willful misapplication of the law: a case in point

Three days ago, I commented on the Home Secretary’s troubling new proposal to introduce Extremism Disruption Orders. You can see my comments here. My central

Mark Steel is half right… nobody will abandon religion simply because an atheist bangs on about science

I generally like Mark Steel. He is usually funny and happens to take a political stance in his comedy that appeals to such as me.

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