Monday, December 29, 2014
2. Proof: Finding freedom through the intoxicating joy of irresistible grace by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones: I discovered this book mid-year and it sat on my unread pile for a while. 'Proof' impacted me in all sorts of ways but it was the story about adoption (p.81-84) that Jones tells about his own family that moved me most deeply. I walked away from the pages of this book changed.
3. Prayer: Experiencing awe and intimacy with God by Timothy Keller: This is a very thorough work on prayer and ends up with Keller commending the BCP and the daily office which made me smile. The chapter on repentance is the one that really did me in and this is a book that will benefit from serial rereads down the years.
4. Fail by J R Briggs: I happened on J R Briggs through his blog which was a real blessing to me as I was planting our church. He has gone on to write a book about what happens when things go wrong in ministry and life and when they don't turn out like you planned. How do you cope personally and as a church when it all goes pear-shaped? No one is immune to failure and acknowledging this fact will help keep you humble- especially when you experience any measure of God's blessing on your ministry and life.
5. When love is not enough by Lois Wilson: My sister put me onto this read. If you are involved not just in church but in life you will soon enough come into contact with those who have battled addiction. AA is the most extraordinary movement and I have always wondered about its origins and history and this is a pretty good primer if you too are interested. It is told from the perspective of Wilson's wife Lois who describes so vividly the agony of living with an alcoholic.
6. Miracles by Eric Metaxas: Eric Metaxas takes on the subject of miracles and divides his book into two sections. The first is allotted to telling you what miracles are and making the case for their very real and tangible existence. The second half has about twenty case studies of miracles that Metaxas has personally researched and come into contact with and therefore he can attest to the authenticity of their sources. I can recall a few of these very vividly (especially one of a marriage being rescued and the other about Larry Crabb's son). This is a very good book to give away to others who perhaps are sceptical about the supernatural intervention of God in human circumstances.
7. Facing Leviathan by Mark Sayers: I am always interested in books about leadership and this is a far from run of the mill one. It's starting point is failure and breakdown and unusually it doesn't try to offer neat solutions and take away principles and tips. Instead, Sayers uses story and history (a backdrop of Paris in the 19C) to work out what it means to lead and create in a culture that is not naturally disposed to God.
8. Shrink by Tim Suttle: Many of us who are involved in leading churches struggle to know if we are doing it right or doing it well. The primary measure used by many is whether or not the church is growing and this, suggests Shuttle, is not always the best indicator of health. As someone who spent years in the corporate world, I worry when I see churches that seem to be run like biscuit companies instead of communities of broken disciples. Of course there is much to be learnt from the marketplace but the great swathe of church history holds a much richer and more demanding treasure trove than simply setting a few SMART objectives. This was a helpful read for me.
9. The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis: This is a book written by my sister's partner and is aimed at teenage boys (which I was once). I read it on holiday and particular scenes have stuck with me since reading it. A twist and turn saga about a young lad evading his adversaries and coping with/processing a complex family history. Dark, vivid, quirky and interesting.
10. The Walk, Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus: I have been reading this book slowly with a new follower of Jesus in our church and we have been really blessed by it. If you are looking for a book to unpack the basics of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus with someone else then do check this out. Simple but deep and rich stuff which is accessible to all. Find someone to read it with in 2015.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I enjoyed 'if politicians scripted nativity'
The Green Report is causing a stir in the C of E and apparently we are looking for talent. Ian Paul has some good thoughts but I recommend reading the report for yourself. I do also commend reading Shrink for a perspective on both sides of this discussion and always a take in a good dose of Eugene Peterson.
Hyatt has some apps that made a difference to his team.
Once upon a time a person was drowning
Justin was on Desert Island Discs
The Everything Book
I've been mulling on the prosperity gospel and the level of my own generosity as I read 'The Blessed Life'
We are going to be singing Hallelujah for Christmas at our late service on Christmas eve as we share communion. Do join us.
I watched this and felt encouraged and amazing. Not even a kiss.
Leadership Journal on the lessons of Mars Hill and Bob Hyatt on 5 lessons from Driscoll.
Book of the year lists: Tim Challies, Michiko Kakutani, Justin Buzzard, Trevin Wax, Kevin de Young. I will try and get my own out before the end of the year for anyone who is faintly interested.
This was fascinating on the mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher in 1926 (h/t Mark Meynell)
Sunday, December 21, 2014
― Francis A. Schaeffer
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
2. It's hard to put into words the moment I had reading Chapter 13 'Intimacy: Finding His Grace in Keller's 'Prayer'. Finding his grace indeed. It is interesting that he concludes that the most complete method of prayer is to be found in Cranmer's daily office in the BCP and in his monthly rotation of the Psalms confirming what some of us have suspected for a while- that Keller really wishes he was a clergyman in the C of E :)
3. J John told the story of O Little town of Bethlehem at our Carol Service and used this verse as his salvation receiving prayer.
'O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us to-day.'
4. I love the question 'If God could do a miracle in your life what would it be?'
5. I read 'Mountains of the Mind' while having a few days off last week.
6. I am 90 pages into Boettner on Predestination as a result of Joni Earickson Tada's recommendation of it in Indelible Ink. Article 17 for those of you who are Anglican.....
7. If you want a 'new year is coming sort yourself out and get organised in your soul' type book packed with common sense and basic biblical wisdom then 'Simplify' might be for you.
8. We will finish up Galatians before Christmas and of all the commentaries I read I really appreciated 'Exalting Jesus in Galatians'
9. Maybe you should start a journal? Put this on your list for Santa (a bargain @ £0.01).
10. Ian Paul's piece on the autumn statement is worth a read.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
David Keen's Christmas bits and bobs
Why apologetics still matters
Episcopal theological quotas
Four books that deserve to be classics
Why everything you think about ageing may be wrong via David Murray
To God be the glory great things he hath done
John Stott's 'Right Hand'
Don Carson on the 'Five failures of the Young, Restless and Reformed Movement'
Testing leadership ambition via Dash House
Challies on Notable Books
Tom Wright on A Theology Joy and Miroslav Volf on 'The Difference between Joy and Happiness' via Preacher Smith
Saturday, November 29, 2014
14 ways to teach kids to be grateful
5 Quotes from G K Chesterton on Gratitude
The Rob Bell Show
Rick Warren on Unity with Catholics
Our secular salvation myth distances us from reality
This atheist is thankful for the clergy
Wilderness, Depression and Stars in the Night
5 ways to refresh your Bible reading
How do Jesus and Paul fit together?
5 mistakes people make when reading the Bible
Why not same-sex marriage?
Friday, November 28, 2014
2. We are going to start 2015 with a sermon series called 'Simplify' inspired by Bill Hybels newest book.
3. We are then diving into the Psalms with a bit of help from Eugene.
4. I gave a friend a book and she texted me 'I just want to says thanks for Lysa's book 'The best yes'- it blessed me and my home group hugely!!!!!'
5. I can't stop listening to the song 'Love'
6. I have been working through James MacDonald's 'Weekend features' on repentance and strongholds. A much needed listen for my, at times, hard heart and mind. This sentence lingered with me 'God sometimes lets us feel the full weight of our choices'
7. As you know, I love a books of the year list and the new biographies of Hannah More and Whitfield look interesting.
8. Mrs C tells me her Ma is being mightily blessed by the book Prayer.
9. I do enjoy a leadership book and this one looks interesting which also contains this TK quote from this set of sermons.
10. Did you know Amazon prime allows you to lend and borrow books? I haven't quite yet worked out how it all works.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
My pal Ellie guests singing her own song 'Joy comes in the morning' and it's a real joy to listen to her amazing voice. Connor Patterson and his brother Johnny's song 'Love' is also wonderful. It has a moving voice-over of some words from Augustine that made me cry when I listened to them 2 minutes into the song.
I spent five Soul Survivor's in the rain with Johnny and Connor and this worship album is worth all the mud and leaky tents as I listen to the fire for Jesus that now burns in their heart. Here is a request. Please give them some support by downloading it and spreading the word across Social Media. It's time for a new song writer on the British worship scene and at 17 years old Connor is quite possibly just what it needs.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
What does it mean to be gospel-centred and Have no fear of them
No, you are not running late- you are rude and selfish
Don't miss the cross
I am second
Dressed for the moment
Peter Ould's Review of 'More perfect Union?'
10 keys to building strong healthy teams
Time assets vs Time debts via Dash House
A few thoughts on mission and disciple making movements
An Accurate Parody: On Andrew Wilson and Matthew Vines
Does God have a purpose for my life and Three ways the gospel changes our generosity
My secrets may hurt more people than me
N T Wright on 'Marriage as a Signpost'
35 Things we'd better tell our sons about Harassment, Assault and 'Boys will be boys'
Friday, November 21, 2014
The title of the song written by Matt Redman 'Thank you for the blood ' is a matter of crucial significance for the Christian, not least when it comes to our understanding of communion. We are immersed as a church in the letter to Galatians and yesterday, in our staff bible study, we had a lengthy and very interesting discussion about law and grace, legalism and what happens at communion.
This is how this issue came up. Galatians is about freedom from the law and Paul's assertion that we are not bound by the worship regulations of the old covenant. Hence, there is no need for men to be circumcised and former Jewish Christians kids in Galatia can now have pork pies in their school lunch boxes. The 'priesthood' of the temple has been replaced by the 'priesthood of all believers' and freedom abounds and should abound in the church. The religious traditions and ceremonial law of Judaism have been swept aside and grace set in its place. From this grace flows obedience [which comes from the Spirit -Gal 5- do listen to 'How to change'] and with this obedience joy follows.
Why then, says someone, do we still have so many religious hoopla's and do and don'ts in most churches with a special person in a funny costume to do the 'holy stuff' at communion? Surely all that went out at Calvary and wouldn't Paul be as incensed by the 'religiosity' and law-keeping of most churches as he was by the Judaisers of AD 50? We then embarked on a long discussion about what it is I do as a priest and had a debate about transubstantiation. As I was about to embark on a thorough overview of Reformation history which would have been fascinating, together with a potted history of the C of E, sadly time was up (much to the team's relief) but the thoughts have lingered.
As providence would have it, I read later in the day '5 Reasons I reject the Doctrine of Transubstantiation' the contents of which fed into my already churning mind.
Our walk through Galatians continues on Sunday and please do feel free to join us and bring friends. We endeavour to not be too religious so come and see how we're doing.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
' .....if you are a parent and you want to know how the gospel should shape the way you raise your kids- seriously buy Elise Fitzpatrick's book 'Give them grace: dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus'- it is mind-blowing, unbelievable and it's the best parenting book that has ever been written...that's no exaggeration, in my humble opinion.'
Feel free to listen to the whole talk on Romans 7-8 or probably better still spend the time reading the book. As ever, feel free to disagree and if you have found your 'best parenting book' already then do share it.
I have been reading 'Prayer ' by Keller and there is a section on Ephesians 1 that I have been mulling at the same time as coming across 'Prayermate'. Tonight on 'The Prayer Course', in rather timely fashion, we are looking at the subject of 'Persevering in prayer'.
Here is a primer on how to set up Prayermate and do feel free to include me on one of your lists!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
An BBC post entitled 'What the Bible says about women'
The latest C of E attendance figures by Diocese.
I have always tried to cultivate being a lifelong learner .
I am grateful to Darryl Dash for linking to this post and have been pondering how I am doing on the four things.
We enjoyed watching 'Argo.'
Tim Keller has some new preaching lectures and a book on preaching called 'How to preach' is coming out in 2015.
These five things are worth including when preparing a talk for youth.
I've been reading Mike Breen's 'Covenant and Kingdom' in preparation for a sermon on Galatians 4.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Following God can end badly
The church needs to discover its heart
Jesus and the modern man
The Zimzum of Rob Bell
Ordering your private world
Andrew Wilson has a satirical take on idols
Healthy leader healthy church
Thank heavens for Justin Welby
The answer to 'why' is 'who' (compelling story about an Iranian pastor in captivity)
Six reasons established churches should plant churches
Thomas Creedy on links to the controversial
Encountering God in prayer
4 dangers for complementarians
You've got to love a country song about baptism via Preachersmith
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
A friend sent me a great song and it led me to this one which has now got stuck in my head.
Anne Lamott on the true gift of friendship
I am mulling on this ditty on holiness from my BiOY this morning and loved the CS Lewis quote.
I love a list and leadership and productivity guru Michael Hyatt has shared his top ten books of all time.
I have revisited his post on Evernote which I am now using more and is fast becoming where I store everything. Don't buy a scanner (as Hyatt suggests and will cost you £350) just download scan drop and you can scan from a standard HP scanner.
I have taken delivery of Prayer by TK and I am just finishing Miracles which I have really enjoyed.
My friend's life verse is Acts 9:17
David Keen has the latest C of E stats.
The Natural Evangelism Course looks like good stuff and might help C of E numbers a tad. I am going on this in January to 'sharpen my saw' as Covey would say.
We are running the Prayer Course with a group. I sent them a couple of talks on prayer last week called Pray First by Chris Hodges and everyone listened to them. I was much encouraged. They are good stuff.
A pal is using Precept Ministry study material in her home group which were new to me. She says it's brilliant.
We've finished watching 'Suits' which is a box set worth asking Santa for.
So far on our lists for Christmas Mrs C and I have a cling film cutter which my Ma is going to give us. We'll be made up and it's £5.99. Christmas is cheap in our house :)
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Without the help of the Spirit, without a continual refilling of your soul’s tank with the glory and love of the Lord, such submission to the interests of the other is virtually impossible to accomplish for any length of time without becoming resentful. I call this “love economics.” You can only afford to be generous if you actually have some money in the bank to give. In the same way, if your only source of love and meaning is your spouse, then anytime he or she fails you, it will not just cause grief but a psychological cataclysm.
If, however, you know something of the work of the Spirit in your life, you have enough love “in the bank” to be generous to your spouse even when you are not getting much affection or kindness at the moment.
To have a marriage that sings requires a Spirit-created ability to serve, to take yourself out of the center, to put the needs of others ahead of your own. The Spirit’s work of making the gospel real to the heart weakens the self-centeredness in the soul. It is impossible for us to make major headway against self-centeredness and move into a stance of service without some kind of supernatural help.
The deep happiness that marriage can bring, then, lies on the far side of sacrificial service in the power of the Spirit. That is, you only discover your own happiness after each of you has put the happiness of your spouse ahead of your own, in a sustained way, in response to what Jesus has done for you.
– from The Meaning of Marriage
Tim and Kathy Keller
H/T Trevin Wax
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Here's where your neighbours are theologically (US context but interesting)
Why I don't go by 'Pastor Mark' via Dash House
The bowling ball and the feather
If you can't lead a church don't lead a church
Karen Prior on her new biography of Hannah More via David Murray
How a mega-church melts down
Cranmer on feminist theology via Jesus Creed
Ten mistakes parents make with teens
Saturday, November 01, 2014
I am really enjoying reading this and it's a book sceptical friends and interested seekers might find compelling.
The tragic tie between abortion and down syndrome and UK Abortion Chief 'Abortion should be as easily available as contraception'
What is my purpose
Mars Hill dissolving into local churches
One more reason to get a good nights sleep
Extraverts and Introverts
Brittany Maynard and God
Tim Cook speaks up
An easy or Awesome life. Choose wisely via Dash House
Why are so many middle-aged men falling into sexual sin? via David Murray
Confessions of a rich pastor
Christianity is getting hard to control in China
6 Nuggets of wisdom for leaders
10 questions on prayer with Tim Keller
The metric of a prophet
7 marks of a deeply deadly sin
The both/ands and 175 Free Theological and Puritan ebooks via Mark Meynell
Luther's 95 Theses
Thursday, October 30, 2014
'Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God's messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.'
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
(Free as an ebook -126 pages):
'Man, think on eternity,
And do not mock the time of grace,
For judgment is not far off. '
Monday, October 27, 2014
This talk 'Cultivating Private Prayer as a Pastor' gave (and is giving) my prayer life a kick.
So good and so much food to chew on.
Oh that we pastors would pray with more zeal and more expectation.
Oh that I would do so.
Do listen to it, pastor or not, and I do believe there will be some nuggets that will light the fire of prayer in you once again.
Apparently, one in fifty of the C of E's clergy don't believe in God and we wonder why we are struggling a tad.
I am still chuckling about a phrase Geoff Surrat used about applying Willow leadership fads to the local church. He said too often pastors find themselves ''Up a creek without a Hybels"
I am so enjoying Shrink. I've had it now for a few days and it's dog-eared and heavily underlined. So much that Tim Shuttle writes is resonating with me and the way I am shaped. I used a story about Andre Agassi in my sermon on 'Justification by Faith' (do listen to this by Keller if you want a primer on what JbF is!)
This story that Ann Voskamp posted is one to read about Ebola.
I have been mulling on the testimony of Rev Richard Coles and the fact that Forward in Faith Bishop Jonathan , Episcopal overseer for traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women, has asked for permission to remarry which has been granted.
Since reading about Rev Richard Coles I have been singing 'Don't leave me this way' around the house which was something of a dance floor smash in the 80's. To my disbelief, Mrs C had never heard of it and was not even helped by my trying to dance to it in the style of Jimmy Sommerville. She was only 8 in 1986 so I've let her off the hook on her musical ignorance. Next things is she'll be telling me she's never heard of 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark' :)
The is a lot of darkness advertising locally. Halloween is Christmas for the other side. I always remember Danielle Strinkland's phrase in a talk at Soul Survivor that went something like- 'where the light is passive the darkness advances unopposed'. It has and will act as a wake up call for me and our people.
Boris Johnson has written a biography of Churchill called 'The Churchill Factor'.
We had a fantastic film sermon at our 16:30 service. It used the film 'The Guardian' which for some reason had passed me by. If you watch this film and it doesn't ignite the evangelist in you then I'll eat my sandals of peace. I watched it last week and, of course, it made me cry.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Chances are your teen is watching porn
How to prevent the extinction of the C of E
5 Lessons from Driscoll
How to get a good nights sleep
7 things you need to stop doing to be more productive via Dash House
What millennials misunderstand about marriage
15 things to start doing by the time you are 30 via Preacher smith
When the churches "welcome" to LGBT people hurts
Piper, Keller and Carson share some encouragements
How to get things done: Organisation and Systems
Learning to lead differently as you age via Head Heart Hand
How to save a Diocese and How to save the C of E
Thursday, October 23, 2014
From BiOY today:
'He is one of my great heroes of faith. He was a model of godliness, faith and humility. God used him greatly. When he died in 1982, his executors were unable to trace a single member of his family still living. No one came forward claiming to be even a distant relation.
Yet, The Times obituary about him rightly noted that his influence within the Church of England during the previous fifty years was probably greater than any of his contemporaries. John Stott, who was one of the numerous influential Christian leaders whom he led to faith in Christ, said of him: ‘Those who knew him well and those who worked with him never expect to see his like again; for rarely can anyone have meant so much to so many as this quietly spoken, modest and deeply spiritual man.’
Why was this man, the Reverend E.J.H. Nash – better known as ‘Bash’ – so useful to God? How can we be useful to God? It is no secret, the Bible tells us how.
St Paul writes, ‘In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets – some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage. Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing’ (2 Timothy 2:20–21, MSG).
John Stott writes, ‘No higher honour could be imagined than to be an instrument in the hand of Jesus Christ, to be at his disposal for the furtherance of his purposes, to be available whenever wanted for his service.’ Being useful to God starts with dedicating your life to him and re-dedicating it regularly to his service.'
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Five principles of prayer
7 things your church needs from you
Hillsong and Evangelicalism's Future and A Church in Exile
Three reasons Mark Driscoll's resignation changes everything
Advice to young pastors from Keller et al
The Hopeless Marriage via Tim Challies
When a pastor resigns abruptly
5 reasons people aren't volunteering at your church
What if having an extraordinary life isn't the point
How to be refreshing in your local church via Dash House
Becoming an influential leader
Insight into Nigeria's Mega-churches
Friday, October 17, 2014
I was chatting with a friend today and he reminded me of a comment a mutual pal had shared a few years ago about Mark Driscoll.
Our pal said this:
'He's not yet had his Jacob moment'
And so arrives the Jacob moment.
A Jacob moment is the kairos event that humbles you. The event that levels your confidence, your pride and your reputation and sets God in his rightful place. It leaves you a deposit of pain in your hip and forever more you will walk with a limp.
The internet is awash with reflections and I too am quietly reflective.
The ministry of Mars Hills been a blessing and encouragement to me in more ways than words can express. It was never a perfect one and was led by a seemingly very imperfect chap and my experience of it, as for many others, was from afar. I discovered them via their church planting and The Resurgence and A29 networks were the source of much wisdom, books, talks and collected learning as I planned for our venture here. Driscoll's passion for Jesus, his fire to see churches planted, his supreme giftedness in many areas, his longing to see the lost reached (particularly men) and a desire to see marriages strengthened impacted tens of thousands of people across the world. Both the church and A29 planting network he started will now outlive his tenure as founding pastor.
I have no doubt the fall out will be, and has been, devastating for those in his church and those connected and associated personally with and to this ministry and its tribe. Unaddressed and unacknowledged brokenness so often does that to others. It is timely for all of us who pastor churches, however large or small, to search for the inevitable planks in our own eyes (and leadership). Of all our flaws, and in my case there are many, it is our unfettered and dealt with pride we must be most ruthless with.
Here are some posts offering further reflection and reading:
The Mars Hill Postmortem
Seven better ways to respond to Mark Driscoll's Resignation
A tale of two Mars Hills
Unhealthy Christian Organisations
The True nature of Elder Authority
Pharisectomy, Peter Haas, Page 21
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
'Martin Luther King said, ‘On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”
‘The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of convenience, but where they stand in moments of challenge, moments of great crisis and controversy.’
Doing what is right in difficult situations in the workplace is a huge challenge. In his book, God at Work, Ken Costa writes, ‘There are right and wrong choices … all the invented terms such as “inappropriate” and “counterproductive” are efforts to avoid the simple ethical fact that there is a right and wrong course of action.’
When facing a difficult pastoral situation those of us in the leadership of the church need to remind ourselves that the first question we have to ask is, ‘What is the right thing to do?’ And only then move to the second question, ‘What is the most pastoral way to do it?’
Of course, none of us get it right all the time. We all make mistakes. As Ken Costa writes, ‘We only grow in wisdom if we learn from our mistakes. Siegmund Warburg [Ken’s first boss] said on this subject: “Some name it disappointment and become poorer, others name it experience and become richer.” ’
In today’s New Testament passage, Paul writes to the Thessalonians, ‘Never tire of doing what is right’ (2 Thessalonians 3:13). Jesus did not go for the easy or popular solution, but he always did the right thing. This is an important principle that runs throughout the entire Bible.'
From my BiOY notes today. As it happen Ken is coming to speak to the 350 today.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Church Times 100 Top Christian Books
How to talk to parents of children with Down's syndrome
The Pornified mind and the glory of God and Men and Porn
How busy people make time to read- and you can too
Church plant postmortem (contains a great quote in the comments stream 'Failure is really redirection' Catherine Rohr)
Why your church is probably closer to planting a church than you think
Dream Year and Pharisectomy (which I got given by the author this week- lovely fellow)
10 Questions for those who are pro-abortion (US in context)
9 Vital signs about depression and suicide
Ten quick responses to atheist claims
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
I've started Edwards on the Christian life which is why he came to mind.
This post got me wondering about being wooly and silent on ethical issues. I do like Andrew Wilson.
The Bishop of Buckingham has a new book out and Andrew Goddard has thoroughly reviewed it.
The Guardian advises that the C of E shared conversations are proving to be challenging.
A verse in Colossians 4 jumped out at me this morning and I have been turning over in my mind what it means to wrestle in prayer.
Any leader should I suppose learn to ask better questions.
Maxwell, the yoda of leadership, has a book to help you.
I watched this again having sent it to someone yesterday.
Some interesting books for pastors The State we're in Attack at dawn Joseph Scriven Joy comes with the morning When small is beautiful
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