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 This image has gripped me each time I have driven past it . . . Straight away, I thought of the Church.  In the Church of England our average age is 61 (national average is about 48) . . . There are, and continue to be, a load of initatives aimed at “getting new people......
In all the stuff about Rob Bells new book, I have not heard much mention of previous books tackling Heaven and Hell . . . I guess we live in an instant culture, if it was written a few years ago, and we have not read it yet . . . man, are we out......
Last Thursday, along with one of my Bishops, I was at the Regeneration Summit organised by Mark Russell (Church Army) and Robin Rolls (Archbishop of Yorks Youth Trust) and then facilitated by Sam Follett and Team (a great bunch of passionate young adults) . . . The day kicked off at 9.30am with GREAT refreshments!  Copious......
There was an interesting bit on the food programme (Radio 4) a few years ago, that got me thinking about youth ministry and church . . . although, the topic was milk. Before “pasturisation” all milk produced was “raw”, essentially, straight from the cow.  The process of pasturisation heats the milk to get rid of......
I know, two blog posts in one day . . . I just had to respond to Churchmouse following the post, “Youth Work and Going for Growth” . . . Mouse does not hold back . . . but it is strange, mouse agrees (“I could not agree more”), with the thrust of the report and......
The following is a response to the Guardian Article from Nick Spencer – I ramble a bit, but was pretty frustrated after reading it . . . ! Hmm, a confusing article – assuming that academic attainment = intelligence. Question then: We had a supposed economic genius run the country into the deck . . .......
“The Call and the Commission” // Edited by Rob Frost, David Wilkinson and Joanne Cox // Paternoster With the plethora of material aimed at developing young leaders, “Growing Leaders – youth edition”, “One Life” (springing from St Andrew’s, Chorleywood) and “Kinetic” from Urban Saints – it is great to see a book bringing together a......
The writer of Ephesians wrote his words “in chains” . . . he told people – if you plan to follow Jesus, you are in for a real fight! This quote got me thinking in relation to the above . . . “Our hunch is that . . . Ephesians 6, telling Christians to prepare......