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

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

Four things to remember when your pastor is ill

I have been sick the last few days. Not sick enough for anyone to be overly troubled but enough to make concentration a lot harder

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

Is your sacrifice worth it?

Yesterday, I commented on the idea of comfort and sacrifice. I noted that we can often get support for our work amongst Muslims but struggle

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