1. 24/11/2017 by Chris Green

  2. Why is ‘The Goldilocks Zone’ the most significant book I have read for years?


    26/10/2017 by Chris Green

    There is a school of essay-writing called ‘The History of Ideas.’  Mike was ‘A Theologian of Ideas’ . He was unique in that field – not just unusual, but one-of-a-kind. I have come to think that this is the most significant new book I have read for  many years.

  3. Deep waters

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    15/03/2018 by Chris Green

    Look at yourself rather than others.  Look in the mirror, and check your deepest motivations.

  4. Seven principles to guide a church prayer meeting


    12/03/2018 by Chris Green

    When I did a readers’ poll a while back, top of the request list was advice on arranging a central prayer meeting.

  5. Unlocking different reasons to give

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    28/02/2018 by Chris Green

    What if there are different reasons to give, some which resonate more with some people than others, and some of which fit our leadership style and our church’s stage of life?

  6. Off-centre?


    26/02/2018 by Chris Green

    Your car mechanic will say if your wheels need balancing.   Your doctor will tell you if your insulin’s out of balance. Who’ll spot if your preaching is off-centre?

  7. Forget managing time – manage your energy


    22/02/2018 by Chris Green

    Three keys to energy management (apart from diet and exercise), to help you build out from a solid core of time when you are at your best, focussing on what’s most important.

  8. Weeping with those who weep

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    19/02/2018 by Chris Green

    Jesus showed us that it is normal for pastors to cry at a funeral,  no matter how strongly we believe in the resurrection.

  9. The Minimum Effective Dose

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    16/02/2018 by Chris Green

    As busy pastors we can take the ‘give me the max’ approach to our diaries.  Sure, another talk, Sure, another visit.  There’s no end to them –  keep ‘em coming.

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God, Suffering and Joy

A conversation between me (with cancer) and Michael (with Multiple Sclerosis)

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