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.
Month: August 2018
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.
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?
It’s the old adage: if they’re not actually learning, then I’m not teaching – whatever else I think I’m doing.
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.