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21st Century Evangelicals – A Snapshot of the beliefs and habits of evangelical Christians in the UK. This is my reflection on the above named report just published by the EA – get your own copy here. I have to be honest and start by saying that I struggle with the term “evangelical” . .......
I wrote the follow review (“One Generation from Extinction”) a while ago . . and would just add this suplemental – the “church” is sleepwalking towards oblivion.  I say that because what is often reported in the Christian media are the accounts of unmitigated disaster . . . or something amazing that transforms lives . . . in......
I have two daughters, amazing gifts from God.  Hannah is five, Ellie was two earlier this month!  They are a constant delight (and occasionally, challenge)!  The gift of children though, is not just for me and my wife to enjoy.  Our children have doting grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, godparents etc.  Children are as much a......
Quote: “It is this Jesus who was born in a stank manger in the middle of a genocide.  This is the God we are just as likely to find in the streets as in the sanctuary, who can redeem revolutionaries and tax collectors, the oppressed and the oppressors . . . a God who is......
Without these three cultural connections I don’t think we stand a chance of reaching young people effectively. In kicking this post off then, here is a quote from Bishop Graham Cray, Youth ministry involves entering young people’s world in order to plant the gospel and the church there – it is not a bridging strategy......
I have been involved in youth and children’s ministry for twenty-three years, but I have only recently thought of myself as a reflective practitioner.  One of the many challenges in any kind of ministry is to find the time to stop and reflect or ask questions about what you are doing and why.  I think......
Joy to the World – New Wine Christmas Album There is much more to this CD than 10 Christmas songs . . . you get all the backing tracks (if you are in a church that struggles with getting musos you can still get stuck in and sing!)  The CD also has a load of......
This passage in Lukes gospel was one of the readings recently when I was invited to speak at a family service.  What follows are my brief thoughts on prayer, which I shared with a classic “three pointer” talk. A discalimer . . . what follows is not my talk per se, I have adapted it......