Friendship, The Spirit, Evangelism and the call to be Holy…

I was recently on holiday, as you can probably imagine, one of the hardest things for me going on holiday is knowing which books to take with me. Depending on the holiday destination, I like to spend a lot of time on the beach or by the pool with a good book. That’s what IContinue reading “Friendship, The Spirit, Evangelism and the call to be Holy…”

Authentic Ministry

There are countless books on ministry that fill bookshops and online-bookshops all over the world. Many of them focusing on the role of a person in church leadership, particularly their actions. For example, there are plenty of books on preaching, pastoral care, discipleship, etc. Those books are good and necessary, but they assume something –Continue reading “Authentic Ministry”

Saturday Snippets (March 12)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

Imagine every Christian is standing before a judge. They’re then ordered to tell the gospel, but before the begin they must promise to say the truth. How many Christians would be able to do so? I’m not just talking about lay-members, how many pastors, theologians, mature and new Christians would be able to share theContinue reading “The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth”

Gospel Smugness

Sharing the gospel is a must for every Christian. Evangelism is a command that Jesus gave the apostles and all of His people must engage in. But the way we evangelise is massively important. There are many books out there on the important of evangelism and some on the ‘how to’ of evangelism too. WhatContinue reading “Gospel Smugness”

Planting, Assurance, Dementia and an Invitation…

This blog is read by a wide range of people, many of whom I don’t know. Among my followers there are pastors, doctors, construction workers, cleaners, office workers, parents, pensioners and everyone in-between. I love the fact that my readership is so diverse, but it also means that sometimes I need to do shorter reviewsContinue reading “Planting, Assurance, Dementia and an Invitation…”

Saturday Snippets (December 18)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

The Least, the Last & the Lost

This book is a must-read for pastors, church planters and those trying to reach people in schemes (council estates) with the gospel. I was sent a pre-published pdf of the book and man, I devoured it! This book is over 400 pages, but it’s super readable and challenging.

Join in with my hobby…

Some people they enjoy watching sport. Others like to paint or get creative and make things. Others find their rest when they are around people all the time. I am an introvert and my health issues mean that noise and bright places are not my friends. So, reading has become my hobby over the years.Continue reading “Join in with my hobby…”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Christmas is just around the corner. I know, I know, it is still October. However, in the blink of an eye we’ll be buying a Christmas tree and preparing to gather with people to sing some carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus. But it’s easy to get caught up in the presents, the food,Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”