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What Is Mission and Why Should We Have One?

11th March 2019

Missionary. What idea does the word conjure up? ‘Missional’ has become a modern buzzword. But what if it was less about the frenzied activity of a few special people and more about the identity of all God’s people?

Jesus started his earthly ministry by proclaiming the rulership of God on earth and calling everyone to prepare through repent[...]

God wants you to live backwards

19th November 2018

We naturally live our lives forwards. That makes sense, doesn’t it? Our past is bound up inside us and it defines us. Our experiences shape our identity. And so the past is often the foundation from which we live, respond to situations and make decisions.

But God doesn’t live l[...]

Exploring the Heart of David

12th November 2018

Israel’s greatest King: David: rarely can there have been a life of sharper contrasts.

From obscurity to acclaim, unnoticed youngest son, alone amongst the hillside fields of Bethlehem to Goliath-slaying fame, from shepherd-boy to court musician, from desert outlaw to opulent king, from enjoying intense popularity to facing outright rebellion, without mercy to his enemies yet showing [...]

Unchanging God of Change

15th October 2018
It’s a striking image. Fresh, tender leaves unfurl and reach up to their first light, with a single soft white bud forming. But make no mistake, this wee seedling is a force to be reckoned with: to get here it had to break through inches of tarmac and compacted stones. It won the fight.

Church as a business, or Church as a tribe?

21st September 2018

The previous post on this blog (We Want a King!) delved into what it says when we look for certain kinds of autocratic leadership in church situations. God is our ultimate king, and godly church leadership will always point people to His rulership, not take its place.

That leads us to the next question: how then, shoul[...]

We want a king!

14th September 2018

How we lead and how we follow reveals a lot about us. Let’s explore this.

Like a blazingly bright city on a hill, like a vibrant international tribe or like a fire lit by God Himself, the Church is the most exciting thing to be part of on earth, if we see it right. It’s God’s family an[...]

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