Doctrine & Theology
Is Traditional Preaching Finished As We Know It?
This question seemed to be one of the premises behind a book I read recently, although I am uncertain as to the author’s final answer. Because I haven’t done a book review for a while I thought I would review this one which has been sat in my drafts box for a few months. In the course…
Starting The New Year Off Right: Bible Reading Plans For 2013.
Happy New Year to one and all! Can I start off my thanking those of you who take the time to log in and read some of my thoughts from time to time. I am constantly amazed at the numbers who read this blog from around the globe. It is with this in mind, alongside the launch of 20schemes, that this…
Do You Really Want To Plant A Church?
I haven’t posted to ‘Ordinary Pastor‘ (one of my favourite blogs) for a long while. So, here you go! A mini series on church planting. Enjoy it here. Note: Re-posting doesn’t always mean 100% agreement. 🙂
Gay Marriage Issues: A Christian Response
I have been away in the US for the launch of 20 schemes and so I have been a bit disorganised with my posts. Tomorrow, I hope to post a review of my trip overseas. But, for today, I will link to two posts that struck me for different reasons. John Stevens link here. A really helpful (and in-depth) article on the gay marriage debate. Please take the time to read it…
Women Bishops: Who Cares Really?
A few people have asked me on the scheme about my opinion on the women bishops debate and my Twitter feed and Facebook have been full of those in favour and those against. Everybody has an opinion on this one. My response was to ask my friends whether having women bishops would make them more likely or less likely to go to church. The answer: “We don’t care.…
God’s Love & The Reality Of Hell
Jared Moore has put together some resources by Don Carson on the difficult doctrine of the love of God here. Although his context is American Southern Baptists it is a topic that is pertinent for all believers. The topic of God’s love and His wrath is just so important in a ministry like ours. Real people are going to a real hell. Jared writes: The wrath of God…
From Sleeping In A Graveyard To Walking With The Living God
Why The OT Points to Salvation & The NT Points to Judgement
Great stuff from the great man! [youtube=http://youtu.be/waI2o-rV5N0]
Steve Timmis: The Mission
Here’s a bit of the silver (skipping) fox on “The Mission”. Always worth a punt.
Holiness & The Church Planter
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). At our “In this City” Conference last night, Tim Chester was looking at the issue of the church planter and purity. Character before gifts is a fundamental premise of all Christian leadership and Crossway have produced a helpful list of e-books on the topic of pursuing holiness. Worth…