Champagne theology bores

My son is the only 5-year-old I know who specifically requests to watch Mary Berry cooking programmes. He gladly sits and watches back-to-back episodes totally

Unholy ghosting

I have made no secret of my dislike for networking and that whole aspect of life in the ministry. I have mentioned it here, here, here

Sometimes you’ve just got to get your hands dirty

Some years ago now, I was on a mission with my Dad. These missions, at least back then, tended to involve staying in some fairly

The both-and debate continues – a rejoinder

Dave Williams has been blogging lately about a ‘both-and’ approach to utilising our resources. He has been broadly arguing in favour of recognising certain things

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

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

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