There are a lot of new people who don’t know what ‘normal’ looks like in your church. So what’s the plan?
Author: Chris Green
We can now see more clearly what’s been happening to churches in the UK, pre and post lockdown.
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Healing the Divides is such a good and important book, that I’m not really going to review it, merely praise it.
Can you preach, with that curse ringing in your ears? You must.
I admit to becoming increasingly aware of envy, and it is ugly. And I’ve started to notice a pattern, which you might recognise, and maybe a way through.
Isn’t abuse something that should make us angry? Isn’t standing up for the victim something God’s people do? Something the leaders of God’s people are supposed to do?
The line between here and overwhelm is vanishingly small.
We’re still concentrating on leading our churches, one decision at a time. No wonder it’s exhausting.
Just because pressures are common or even fun doesn’t mean they carry no weight .We aren’t immune.
As always, Jim Packer stiffens your spine even as he warms your heart and clears your mind.
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