Three ways we impede gospel ministry in deprived communities

I am delighted more people are talking about church in deprived communities. This is long overdue. But there are still several ways we continue view

‘But it looks beautiful!’ When looks deceive

A short while ago, our church had some visitors from New Zealand. They asked about our church, what we were doing and what the local

What are some of the issues you face in Oldham?

I occasionally get asked about the big issues we face in Oldham. If you want to get an idea about what it is like living

What is the biggest problem facing Evangelicalism? Comfort

The biggest problem facing the British Evangelical church today is, without doubt, our own personal comfort. Far too many of us are happy in our

Tory MP cries at impact of Universal Credit – would that the church was so moved by the plight of the poor

The government are intent on rolling out Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship programme of Universal Credit. My town, Oldham, was one of the places in which

If you have no money, how do you run a church budget?

Early on, when I had first started at Bethel Church, I remember having a general discussion about budgets. I forget specifically why we brought it

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