The Goldilocks zone: to programme or de-programme the church

I saw somebody paraphrasing Howard Hendricks recently. The context in which they were name-checking him was entirely different to this one but the point they

The scriptures won’t give its riches to lazy minds

All too often, we wander into church and expect the preacher to bless us without doing any of the necessary work to get the most

Prove your worth by leading as though you aren’t needed

I’ve never particularly needed to feel valued or validated by compliments. To be honest, I don’t really know what to do with compliments. I was

Value your ministry Wijnaldum

New Year is looking pretty good for those of us who follow Liverpool Football Club. We are currently sitting pretty, several points clear at the

We are, at least sometimes, called to serve out of weakness

Anybody reading the Bible can tell you that it is full of commands to serve. Few honest, Bible-reading Christians come to a conclusion other than

You’ve got to have a local team

I had a friend who was from a Northern town who supported his local boyhood football club. I, however, knew him when he lived down

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