As always, Jim Packer stiffens your spine even as he warms your heart and clears your mind.
Author: Chris Green
Christians have a vested interested in the Christianised Middle Ages; was it really a time of mud and ignorance? Or is that a piece of ignorant mud-slinging?
I’m delighted that The Gift is now available to buy. I wrote it because decent, biblical leadership is a deep need in our churches, and one we are failing to meet. Had working pastors are preaching good sermons – and leaving the teaching there. Or, knowing that there’s work to do, they reach for the
It is shameful and shocking that an investigation has found the Conservative Evangelical subculture to be characterised by fear.
There are only six ways for senior leaders to react to the Thirtyone eight Report and the IAG statement which goes with it. Three of them are deadly, and two more are unwise. By ‘senior leaders’ I mean the leaders of the larger churches, those who serve on Conservative Evangelical trust and committees, the people
When a scandal comes really close to home, commenting is no longer gossip. There is, as Ecclesiastes says, a Time to Speak. This is it.
If we are to understand China, we need to face it as it is, not as it was, nor how we might wish it to be.
The last year has made me face four specific challenges, which I’ve not found easy. I expect you’ve face them too, and I’d love to hear how you have done.
There comes a time when we have to discover our own voice, and I remember when I discovered mine.
I’d invested hundreds of hours in maintaining a useless system
Do different kinds of personalities prefer to give to different kinds of causes?
How are Christians in China facing its new, urban – but totalitarian – future? A book review for pastors.
Invisible blessings are – a bit wispy, aren’t they?
There’s a learnt skill here, which is completely levelling.
Great chefs start each day in the kitchen will the simple discipline of cooking an omelette. We can learn from them.
A pastor wearing the glasses can look at someone, and their name, family members, and small group appears beside them. So what could go wrong?
If Steve Jobs said that personal computers are bicycles for the mind, could they also be bicycles for the soul? For the church?
Where you stand on the tech time-line will position you as a Christian, and as a pastor, and will have an influence on what your church assumes or is surprised about.
Set aside your calmness, your carefully balanced and emotionally clear stance, which you may well have taken to lead a church through chaos. I want you to be honest with God about what’s being going on. And the wise writer of Ecclesiastes would encourage us to leave the balancing calm behind, and head to both ends of the spectrum.
Tech’s leading thinkers weren’t asking, what can we do faster, but what could we do that we could never have imagined?