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  1. Six questions to sharpen your next sermon


    08/11/2018 by Chris Green

    There are six questions for me to ask myself, with bite to them, which help me to focus as I prepare.  They’re a test. If I can’t answer them simply, then I need to do some more work.

  2. Why you should choose heroes who disagree


    11/10/2018 by Chris Green

    Like you, your heroes are average at almost everything they do – you’ve just shone a light onto the brilliant bit.

  3. Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner version 3.0

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    26/09/2018 by Chris Green

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    I’ve updated my review of Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner, as it’s now in its third edition.  Summary: It’s even …
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  4. No, you can’t see inside my bible


    21/09/2018 by Chris Green

    If this bible hasn’t been opened, I haven’t exposed my heart to God for myself that day, however much I’ve opened the bible for and before others.

  5. When your meeting’s stuck in the mud, revving


    19/09/2018 by Chris Green

    The committee was stuck in the mud, revving its wheels like a stranded Land Rover.

  6. The customer isn’t always right… (but she often is)


    07/08/2018 by Chris Green

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

  7. BOOK REVIEW: When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend, by Mark Meynell


    01/08/2018 by Chris Green

    Mark Meynell, depression, When darkness seems my closest friend

    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.

Shortlisted for “Most Inspiring Leadership Blog, 2018”

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God, Suffering and Joy

A conversation between me (with cancer) and Michael (with Multiple Sclerosis)

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