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Well, i just really like whisky – this is a helpful graphic to remind me of what is missing from my collection . . . (as I only have one bottle at the moment it is nearly everything!)...
Well, not a very descriptive title for this post!  Thinking a lot about what it “is”, this thing called “Church” . . . there are a few references in scripture (not many actually), but the word in Greek literally means “community of the called out ones”. Community – this is challenging!  community for me is......
Doug Fields is probably best known for “Purpose Driven Youth Ministry”, which was written back in the mid 90s.  This book, still written 10 years ago, isn’t really a follow up – in some ways, it is more a book that gives each of us involved in ministry a context, the values and the ethos......
After his baptism, Jesus is (according to Mark’s gospel) literally driven out into the desert. He then fasts for 40 days and nights, Matthew says, “he was hungry”, which is probably an understatement as I consider myself “hungry” when I have had breakfast, lunch, dinner (at 5.30pm as we have two  children!), by 8pm I have the......
It’s well over twenty years since this book was published – “Awareness” is a collection of material from Anthony De Mello, a monkish guy who encouraged people through retreats, workshops and therapy courses to discover their true selves.  To become aware of who they truly were and their potential.  This great little book is one......
I arrived for a meeting today that didn’t happen. Probably my mistake – somehow I had in my diary to be at the Corn Exchange in Lewes for a review of the ‘Thrive’ programme – which is the remodelled work with children, young people and families for East Sussex County Council – the need for......
I first wrote some of what follows 4 years ago.  It feels like yesterday, but during those four years how many more children and young people have left the Church?  I am doing this current series of 20 essential books for ministry – they span children’s, youth and adult essentials – because (and this might......
With the season of Lent about to start, I have posted this from my YES e-news (which goes out fairly regularly!) in time to help you with resources, ideas and a whole bunch of stuff between now and Easter.  So, three ideas from me, then a bunch of places to go for great resources .......