A New Sound For A New Season?
We often match sounds to particular moments – birthdays parties have party songs and candlelit dinners have more romantic playlists. If the church is stepping into a new season (see previous blog) then should there be a new corresponding sound? I believe so. This new season will have a fair amount of contention. A spring…
Are we in a New Season?
Are we in a New Season? Is God doing something new? I and many others are sensing we are stepping into a new season and it is causing us to evaluate everything we do in light of this. Many of us have sought to do our best over the years of our ministry – to…
The Refocused Church
Has the church in the west been focussing on the wrong things? See what you think and explore what we can all respond to refocus.
Humble Yourself Western Church
Is the western church arrogant? There is much to suggest we are – but peel back our glossy covers and we are likely to see some unimpressive realities.
Don’t Take A Census?
Leaders want to assess their strengths – but when King David called a census it was an offence to God, resulting in an awful judgement for the community. What lessons can we learn from this today?
We Are Too Strong
We are too strong! But like me I suspect you think you are not strong enough. After all, I have weaknesses, shortcomings, lack, inabilities and blindspots. These weaknesses can easily intimidate and confine me – but my main problem is not that I’m too weak. My main problem is I’m too strong. We generally buy…
We used to think the future was fairly predictable and made our plans accordingly – but thanks to a global pandemic and its’ significant aftershocks, we are now finding it a challenge to plan just a few months ahead. Some of us had become very accustomed to filling our diaries and wall charts with hopes…
How Wrong I Was
As 2020 approached I had such an expectation in my spirit about the impending 12 months ahead. It felt like I was bubbling with a prophetic sense that something ‘new’ was about to happen in the church and this theme was reinforced by a number of respected and trusted guest speakers we had invited. I…
New Opportunities For Discipleship
How many books have you read about discipleship? If you are a church leader then you have probably read quite a few. I have – I’ve loved them all (well maybe not quite all) – but I’m aware of a frustrating gap between many of their idealogical concepts and practical implementation in our lives. Are…
Restoring What We’ve Lost
There is much for us to grieve. We’ve lost so much. There is much that we should have had that has sadly been lost – it’s an absolute tragedy. I’m not talking about the impact of the lockdown. No, I believe we lost so much before the coronavirus became a thing on our news channels.…