Tuesday, January 28, 2020

All things new

The Tim Keller archive is slowly being uploaded via a podcast. I listened to 'All Things New' and the last ten minutes of this sermon left me overwhelmed afresh by the gospel.  It was preached some years ago as a January sermon and you'd do well to let its message prepare you for 2020.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday musing

1. I am starting a new sermon series on Psalm 23 that will last four weeks. There are lots of books that are good on this but if you wanted one, 'The Good Shepherd' by Kenneth Bailey is hard to beat.

2. I am reading the 'Reappearing church' with my early morning pastors prayer group. It's a great resource.

3. The documentary 'Exposed' is necessary watching for anyone who leads a church or oversees anything to do with children or young people. One of my team who watched it described it as 'jaw dropping'. Horrific and stomach churning.

4. If you don't get Ryan Holiday's email about reading and books you should.

5. So grateful for Peter from OM who came to inspire us to global mission yesterday. If you are in London do invite him to come and speak in your church.

6. I read this quote today as I studied Psalm 23 and it struck me:

'It is clear that Christ himself was responsible for the drawing near of sinners who came to him and sat to eat with him. They came because in him they discovered themselves to be lost, and their tormented consciences found rest and peace. They loved him because they felt his love for them' 

Matta al Miskin

The Good Shepherd, p 115

7. A piece on 'Bishop's statement on Civil Partnerships'

Saturday blog-sweep

 Some interesting books for pastors The State we're in Attack at dawn Joseph Scriven Joy comes with the morning When small is beautiful