Don’t Hide Behind A Stiff Upper Lip

“I’m fine” We’ve all said it, even when it’s as far from the truth as possible. “I’m fine” We’ve said it even though we’ve just balled our eyes out in secret. “I’m fine” It’s a coping mechanism that portrays an image of strength, but in reality it’s a mask that hides the crumbling emotional lifeContinue reading “Don’t Hide Behind A Stiff Upper Lip”

Is It The Fault Of Evangelism?

I recently watched a Speak Life discussion between Glen Scrivener and Paul Feesey, on a subject that I’ve been following for weeks, where they discuss the question “Could the recent issues in the church have been avoided if we placed more emphasis on building the church rather than evangelism?” The video is an hour long,Continue reading “Is It The Fault Of Evangelism?”

Saturday Snippets (April 17)

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…

Pastors, platforms and pedestals

Pastors can be loved by their congregations. That is a good thing. It’s good for faithful ministry to be appreciated and celebrated. The Church is full of many gifted pastors who preach faithfully and point people to Jesus. But there are also dangers. For example, one danger is that pastors are put on a pedestalContinue reading “Pastors, platforms and pedestals”

Go Outside Your ‘tribe’

I’m not a fan of labels. But that’s probably a whole different blog post in itself. Labels don’t often fit. They can cause misunderstanding where it doesn’t exists. But labels also create the potential danger that we only gather around likeminded people and create a hive mind, in the negative sense. This is usually calledContinue reading “Go Outside Your ‘tribe’”

Saturday Snippets (March 27)

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 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”

Saturday Snippets (January 30)

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…

Saturday Snippets (January 23)

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…

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”