Don’t make what is already hard harder than it has to be

Evangelism is hard. Let’s not soft peddle it – I find it hard, everyone else I know who does it finds it hard and the

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

Invoicing weddings and funerals is perverse

An interesting discussion broke out yesterday on Twitter. It was prompted by news that the Bishop of Burnley – Philip North – argued that current

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

All churches need work; not all churches need the same work

We are just gearing up to move house. We have packers coming today to box up all our belongings and then, tomorrow, we will be

What do we mean by ‘gospel work’ and what is the gospel? Points from a robust discussion

I got into a bit of a discussion on Twitter last night. It was in response to my latest blog post, which you can read

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