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?
Global culture has changed, to become a global culture of high-speed change.
As our churches have met online, we think we face two unprecedented challenges: a global pandemic, and a digital revolution. Put it like that, though, and I reckon it’s misleading. To be clear, there is a global pandemic, which is life-threatening and has a widely available vaccine only just on the horizon. And undoubtedly there
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My thoughts, as a privileged white guy.
How can we support small groups online, and how can we lean on them as we move out of lockdown? Zoom.
I’d considered a series on the blog, on how different pastors are responding to the crisis, and the creative solutions they have come up with. But the more I thought, read, and listened, the more I thought that actually, there are some core lessons we are all learning.
Fellowship like this causes headaches and eye strain. It is literally disembodied. The oppose of incarnational. Touch screens are clever, but they don’t enable you to, well, touch.
As I like to say, all our planning is done in pencil. It sounds great, but it is wearying.
My generation of pastors is facing the greatest leadership challenge of its life, globally and in real time. From the human perspective, the future of the church rests on our actions over the next few weeks.
We pastors know that we need to speak to the sheep in our care. But what can we say, when we ourselves are making it up as we go along? Six hard-won lessons.