1. What can you give to the newest Christians in your church?

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    05/04/2018 by Chris Green

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  2. 24/11/2017 by Chris Green

  3. When your meeting’s stuck in the mud, revving

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    19/09/2018 by Chris Green

    The committee was stuck in the mud, revving its wheels like a stranded Land Rover.

  4. Overblowing the last trumpet? Verdi’s Requiem terrifies – and why not?

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    04/09/2018 by Chris Green

    Why shouldn’t we be in dread of the Last Trumpet? Won’t we leap to our feet, heart in mouth, when we hear it? Shouldn’t we tremble in death’s presence, and thrill at its defeat? Shouldn’t we preachers use all our skill too, to help people see God’s awesome glory?

  5. Why making your sermon prep into a routine might make you much more efficient.

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    29/08/2018 by Chris Green

    If I write in my diary, ‘Sermon prep,’ and block in 2 hrs,  I make progress, but it feels vague. I don’t really know how I’m doing, as I move towards Sunday.

  6. Just… us

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    13/08/2018 by Chris Green

    It’s not hard for our folk to be fed by superb bible teaching from around the planet. Then they come to church on Sunday, and it’s plain old us.

  7. The Weekly Review – why it’s the most important half hour of your week

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    09/08/2018 by Chris Green

    When I started out in ministry, running full-pelt, I didn’t a weekly review because I thought it was a luxury.  Fill the diary, keep your eyes on the road ahead, drive fast and hard. But it’s the old effectiveness/busyness issue, isn’t it?

  8. The customer isn’t always right… (but she often is)

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    07/08/2018 by Chris Green

    It’s the old adage: if they’re not actually learning, then I’m not teaching – whatever else I think I’m doing. 

  9. BOOK REVIEW: When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend, by Mark Meynell

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    01/08/2018 by Chris Green

    Mark Meynell, depression, When darkness seems my closest friend

    This is an honest book, written by a sensitive Christian for a Christian readership, to help us to understand, embrace, sit with and pray for our sisters and brothers who face depression as a daily reality.

From Now On: first steps for new Christians

Launch dayJune 1st, 2018
You can now order 'From Now On from The Good Book Company

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Pastors are busy, and leading a church is a demanding task.  That’s why I wrote this e-bookchecklist: The Pastor’s Checkup – The Top 10 Questions every pastor needs to answer (and helpful stuff if you can’t)

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