Category: evangelism

‘…or Scythians.’  What the British Museum just taught me about evangelism

There is a small but astonishing exhibition at the British Museum at the moment, Scythians: Warriors of ancient Serbia. The Scythians were a wide-ranging group of aggressive tribes, nomadic because of the inhospitably of their land, and superb with horses.  They were also astonishingly artistic and superb at their craft: their abilities with gold and

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The flappy sail – 6 tiny signs to pay attention to as you hit a new season at church

Another sailing cliché that you can mull on as you still enjoy the remnants of that holiday glow.

How can you tell if you’re positioned to get the best possible amount of energy from the wind, to get where you want to go?

You listen, and you look. Because – ‘a flappy sail is not a happy sail.’

When English is the second language, who comes first?

At our recent new Members class, one of the issues that struck me with great force was how many of those present did not have English as their first language, although it was the language we all had in common.  Apparently this is a global phenomenon: while English is not the most widely spoken language

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Even bigger than Star Wars…

I’m delighted to to announce that my next book will be out in the summer. IVP will be publishing it, under the title: ‘Cutting to the Heart: Applying the Bible in Preaching and Teaching.’ The basic argument is that God uses his Word to change us to be like Jesus, and when we preach we should

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