Holistic care

As some of you may know, I’m in the process of writing my final year dissertation for seminary. It’s a 10,000 word document that focuses specifically on how to care for the depressed in the context of a local church. This is a topic that has been close to my heart for many years probablyContinue reading “Holistic care”

Don’t Be A Ticking Time-Bomb

Another famous Christian has been proven to have committed horrible acts. I’m not here to comment on the whole Ravi Zacharias thing. Enough people are doing that, some good and some bad. But the sad reality is that this whole situation will largely be forgotten about in a years time. There will be those whoContinue reading “Don’t Be A Ticking Time-Bomb”

The war that is raging, whether you show up or not

Over the last few weeks I’ve come to realise that I know very little abut spiritual warfare. Sure, I know some of the Bible passages that refer to spiritual warfare. But I’m not sure exactly what it looks like on the ground today in all of it’s shapes and forms. My wife and I haveContinue reading “The war that is raging, whether you show up or not”

The importance of truth in a truth-less world

I was in a lecture today and a minister who was conducting our Q and A session mentioned a quote that I’d never heard before. G. K. Chesterton said this “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” When IContinue reading “The importance of truth in a truth-less world”

To ‘seminary’, or not to ‘seminary’

This may sound a bit weird if you’re coming to this post completely out of the blue. Allow me to give you a bit of context. A few days ago on Twitter I came across a tweet from Ed Stetzer, which peaked my interest. Stetzer said “I don’t know who need to hear this, butContinue reading “To ‘seminary’, or not to ‘seminary’”

Don’t Substitute Your Pastor For A Screen

I know, I do see the irony, we are all on screens at the moment. However, there has been a problem with this whole thing way before COVID was an issue. The problem is that many Christians are very quick to make famous pastors ‘their pastors’. Whilst there are many great things we can learnContinue reading “Don’t Substitute Your Pastor For A Screen”

The Lone Ranger and The Couch Commentator…

The Lone Ranger, the person characterised by the catchphrase “I work on my own terms”. The couch commentator, the one always sitting on the sidelines but always has an opinion on how things should be done. We laugh and joke about these generalisations, but they are real and they are dangerous…

Do Not Build Your Faith On The Sand

The foundations of a house are unseen, hidden behind layers of earth, hidden beneath a heavy structure that looks the part and maybe even has all the right features to say it’s beautiful. But if there is a crack or a fault in the foundations, that beautiful house won’t stand for long. It won’t crumbleContinue reading “Do Not Build Your Faith On The Sand”

The Certainty of The New Year…

To say that 2020 was a bit of a surprise is probably one of the biggest understatements in the world. Nobody expected to spend the majority of the year at home. Like many people, you maybe began the year with hopes and dreams, laughing and hugging loved ones whilst watching fireworks and sipping some bubbly.Continue reading “The Certainty of The New Year…”

Transfer growth ≠ growth

Last week I wrote an article about how transfer growth isn’t something that should be celebrated as much as it is. It’s fine, but it’s no indication of spiritual growth or sadly of people becoming Christians. You can read the article here. Naturally there was some discussion afterwards, publicly and privately which has lead meContinue reading “Transfer growth ≠ growth”