You’ve been called when you’ve been commissioned by the local church

This last Sunday we were looking at the beginning of Acts 13. You can hear the whole sermon here. One of the things we considered

Presbyterian v Baptist polity

I appreciated this conversation between Ligon Duncan and Thabiti Anyabwile. What are the commonalities and differences between Presbyterian and Baptist polity. Here is a, not

The case for congregationalism

There has been a bit of recent debate on the issue of polity and church governance. By some happenstance, I was preaching on Acts 6

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

We had a baptism yesterday: here’s what we did

At Oldham Bethel Church, we had the privilege of baptising and bringing into membership one of our Iranian brothers. There are several things going on

Beware the Elijah-complex: a lesson from history

As followers of this blog will know, or those of you who care enough to read the ‘About’ page, my formative Christian years were spent

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