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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......
The Department of Education is carrying out a consultation on Out of School Education Settings – and the potential need for them to registered with and inspected by Ofsted.  You can read about it [here]. This is something that faith groups need to respond to.  If you are involved in children’s and / or youth......
I have collected a bunch of diverse, amusing, profound, reflective, clever, funny and off the wall “Christmas” videos . . . TWELVE in all, to reflect the 12 days of Christmas.  However, if you know of some other GREAT videos for use at Christmas (nativities, Christmas eve services, carols etc . . .  ) do......
Have you ever stood in a tunnel, a great chasm or a room with a huge vaulted ceiling? There are places where even a whisper can echo and resonate and boom! I have stood inside an acoustic wonder – the Taj Mahal in India. I still recall the smells, sounds and sights of that wondrous......