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

Pastoral appointments: rethinking our process

The BBC political panel show, Question Time, is now seeking a new host. After 25 years in the role, David Dimbleby is stepping down. Of

Does presbyterianism innoculate against abuse? I’m not convinced

Yesterday, I saw this somewhat bizarre comment on Twitter: “Mr. Hybels built a church independent of any denomination. In such churches, there is no larger

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

Should retiring ministers move on when they step down?

There is a standard convention that retiring ministers should leave the church they pastor at the end of their tenure. There is a broad consensus

The planter mirage: There’s no shame in being an ordinary pastor

Last week, my friend Dave Williams came to see me. The primary intention was to eat some of the awesome Pakistani curry Oldham has to

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