EN article: Need or want?

I have been asked to write a regular column for Evangelicals Now. The latest article (my original, unedited version) is below. Evangelical churches are busy

Asylum claims & polity

Six ways to help prevent abuse from flourishing

Given recent posts, it seemed worth briefly outlining some of the ways we can work to prevent a culture of abuse from forming. None of

How to have a good members’ meeting

Last night we had our latest members’ meeting. No doubt, writing this the day before it’s happened, any of my people might look back and

The problem of having no defined membership

I have made the case for meaningful church membership before. It is my view that membership is biblical, making best sense of what we see

Five ways to encourage genuinely co-equal plurality among elders

Most nonconformist churches – particularly of the baptistic persuasion – believe in plural eldership. At least, we say we do. Often, our model may be

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