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1 // People can see me doing it. This is me breaking cover. By writing this blog post I am telling you I am running. I could run on a treadmill in the house or I could run outside at the dead of night wearing a luminous orange head band and a bright yellow safety......
We thrive best in relationship. We need partners, friends and supporters in life and ministry.  As far as our hope for children and young people growing up with faith is concerned there are three main spaces where they gain that support and encouragement for the journey. Home. School. Church. My graphic below highlights what I......
Three P’s on prayer from Luke Chapter 18: 1-8, Jesus tells the disciples the story of the widow in order to show, that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart Luke 18:1 Practice. Firstly, prayer requires practice – we cannot pray if we do not pray.  That might seem obvious,......
The Bible Project – The Gospel according to Mark This is a five minute overview of Mark’s gospel, beautifully animated and clear.  I’ve included it because the whole thrust of Mark’s gospel is to highlight that Jesus is the Messiah, the chosen one, the Saviour of the world.  If you are using anything from Mark’s......
On the 16th February, General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England, will hear a report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group (ETG). You can see the report here [Report from ETG]. I put a tweet out this morning saying this should be widely read and acted upon.  It is very refreshing and,......
There are lots of things you can do with your youth or children’s group.  I mean, LOADS of things.  But, do you spend as much time and effort considering what to be? No resource, curriculum, activity, programme, theme or visit will bear as much fruit as being these five things: Be Observant.  What do you......
After my last blog post I have had more traffic than ever before to my blog page.  I don’t feel able to simply move on and blog about something else. [see “The Key to Church Growth” for what I said]. Getting the focus right as we think about what will grow the church seems too......
I agonise over blog titles.  Does my title reflect the content?  Am I luring people to the blog post with a sensationalist headline?  Does the title genuinely reflect what I am trying to articulate?  It can be a bit like wrestling with a tweet . . . (argh! I’ve run our of characters, or you......