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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......
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......