The reality of ministry

Around three years ago, my friend – Mike Tindall – delivered an address at my pastoral induction. Ever the encourager, here was what he had

3 reasons to press on in an unknown, unseen ministry

Ministry can be a lonely place. It is even more lonely when you minister in a smallish church (c. less than 50 members) in a

Children like novelty

My son always likes a ride in a “new” car. Whenever we’re away at either of set of grandparents’ homes, he is particularly keen to

Pastoral care is more than just being nice

We all know it’s nice to be nice. But sometimes doing what seems nice to us turns out to also be detrimental to the person

The church must reconnect with the poor and deprived: a bishop’s swing and a miss

In a recent article for the Church Times, the Bishop of Burnley – Philip North – has taken the Church of England to task for

Good pastors serve God’s glory and lead their churches such that their church doesn’t need them very much at all

I previously posted an early comment on Jared Wilson’s book The Pastor’s Justification. You can read that brief post here. I purchased the book on the

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