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

What are spiritual gifts?

During some study of this question several years ago, I came across Ken Berding’s book What are Spiritual Gifts? I continue to find the view he advances

If you want to understand the role of the pastor, you can do much worse than read this book

I recently bought Jared Wilson’s The Pastor’s Justification on the recommendation of another seasoned minister. I am only early on in the book but it is already

Is the intercession of the Spirit different to the intercession of Christ?

“Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes

Church climbing, pride and why I’m not like you

Church climbing is a particularly repellent activity. Treating the church as though there is some sort of greasy pole to climb really irritates me. The

The role of the pastor’s wife

I should go on record from the outset and state that I am neither a pastor nor a pastor’s wife.* I would like to think,