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John Maxwell has written a shed load of leadership books – a cracking one to read (or re-read) at the start of 2012 is ‘Today Matters’ – he recommends 12 daily practices / things to think about every day. Quality stuff,that seriously could have a transformational impact – I highly recommend this book. I also......
Well, here we go then . . . origami Christmas has begun! 1st December has kind of caught me out . . . was hoping to have a shed load of stuff done by now so I could just “post it” rather than being in a panic about what I have left to create .......
Well – we are underway – a bit late to be blogging, but just a couple of quick reflections. 1. There are a great bunch of people here, conversation feels easy and natural – we are among friends! 2. Great reflective, and thought provoking opening sessions from Jenny Baker – a statement (a quote from......
This is the new Christmas Ad that many churches will be using . . .   I am not having a “bah – humbug” moment, but I don’t like it . . .  Here is why in a couple of bullet points: The consumerism versus the real meaning of Christmas is a bit cliche –......
Amidst a torrent of Christian books it can be a challenge to find stuff worth reading that will challenge, inspire and encourage the reader to scurry back to the scriptures and reflect on what God is saying and doing . . . in “The Word Made Flesh”, Peterson has written a small book of genius......
Richard Passmore from “Streetspace” spoke at our “Link Up” event last week . . . one of the ways he encouraged us to meet young people on their terms, to meet them where they were at was to be powerless in their presence.  How hard is this!  The Gospel is powerful (Romans 1:16) it is......
Well – the picture above tells you what springs to my mind when I think of “misfits” . . . this is a media stereo-type of young people as ASBO Jesus (the legend that is Jon Birch) indicates . . . as a youth worker I have often had to discuss young people in a......
 This is probably obvious, but, keep with me . . . as I think we have not challenged ourselves enough about our wealth . . . I am on a “stipend”, which in terms of actual income is below the national average in the UK – but, I get my accomodation provided, water rates paid,......