So I lost speaking, leading, visiting – all went from the diary. I thought I’d be able to catch up with some reading, but that was a major reality check too. I had two piles of books waiting to be brought into hospital, but my wife laughed when she saw them – and she was
Month: December 2015
I was still quite a new Christian at university, when I was put onto the importance of reading my Bible consistently and comprehensively. Back then there was only one tool to help me do that, now there are dozens, but I think the original is simplest, and best. Robert Murray M’Cheyne was a Scottish minister
Few things will undermine you more than a visual aid that is neither visual, nor an aid.
My Carol service talk, True Truths vs. Tinsel Truths, is available online. You’ll need to open this post, and then the link here will be live.
Christians need church – and I take it you know what I mean by that. All Christians need the sustaining power of God’s Word preached, prayers, fellowship, relationship, and praise -what we sometimes call ‘the means of grace’. We can structure those formally or informally, scale them up or down, make them contemporary or trad,
This is a really positive review of Cutting to the Heart by Peter Lewis, writing in Evangelicals Now. ‘Not a mirror but a doorway’ I have read, over the years, a number of books on preaching which I have particularly valued. They included books by Martyn Lloyd Jones (classic); John Stott (comprehensive); Haddon Robinson (perceptive and
The first task I had to do was unexpectedly hard. I had to clear my diary. Once the penny dropped about how much of 2015 was going to be unavailable for me to do anything much (or, as it turned out, anything at all), I had to go through the year and let people down.
My blog has been relatively quiet lately, but I intend to pick up the pace a bit because I have a new edge. Up till now I’ve had a few reliable reasons to write. When I was a lecturer training pastors, there were frequent stimulating questions and conversations; as I moved back into church leadership