Month: November 2012

The S-curve (1) – why your church might be like Ayers Rock

The ‘S’ curve. So many things seem to follow this shape that it’s easy to think it’s entirely and irresistibly natural. Mathematicians call it a Sigmoid curve – a horizontal line lifts up, and then gently falls. In the next few blog posts I want to think about some aspects of it for gospel ministry, so

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Apologetics 3: Christ our Best King

Today’s news is that the Charity Commissioners are considering abolishing the right of churches and other Christian groups to claim charitable status.   Charities act in the public good, but churches benefit  themselves, not others, it is argued, and so they cannot claim to be properly charities. QED. Let’s forget for a moment the hundreds

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