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