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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......
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I have been involved in children’s and youth ministry for 28 years.  During that time i have seen (and been involved in) some crazy, inspired, silly and ordinary stuff!  Thinking back, THREE moments stand out and hugely resonate in my Spirit as “God moments” and what Church both IS and should and could be. #1.  It is......
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It has been over a month since my last blog post . . . (which was also, about silence and having nothing to say . . . !) OK, no longer.  I was – against my better judgement as I don’t really believe in awards – going to nominate something in the “best resource” category......
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Yes, that’s right – quote yourself. Whether it is via twitter, or on your blog, facebook, linkedin, wherever you hang out . . . . there are ALWAYS quotes from famous people, (philosophers, footballers, miscellaneous celebrities, spoof celebrities . . . in the Christian world, this can be on either side of the pond (US people,......
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The following, very quick summary, is based on material delivered last week in a variety of contexts.  First, to a group of school chaplains, then the day after to a group of curates, then, the day after that to a group of street pastors.  It is not a case of having nothing else to say......
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Well, this is a really brief post – just to share something we did yesterday at Franklands Village Family Worship (during the coffee break at the training I am at today!) Rather than actual flowers, we gave out to all the women present origami flowers. Something different and something we had made an sown thing......
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This is not a picture of my room . . . but it used to be (before I got married). I did an assembly this morning on “Encounters with Jesus” and I picked Zac up the tree.  I don’t do clever assemblies – so, look away now if you are waiting to be impressed. I......
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I have to confess, my reasons for first buying this book back when it came out in 2001 was twofold, I thought the cover was cool (and I still do) and because Tony Jones was also born in 1968 – there is something about that year! Glancing now at those who contribute throughout the book,......
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Well, i just really like whisky – this is a helpful graphic to remind me of what is missing from my collection . . . (as I only have one bottle at the moment it is nearly everything!)...
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Doug Fields is probably best known for “Purpose Driven Youth Ministry”, which was written back in the mid 90s.  This book, still written 10 years ago, isn’t really a follow up – in some ways, it is more a book that gives each of us involved in ministry a context, the values and the ethos......
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