Last Sunday I had the opportunity to preach at my church. In putting sermons together, I’ve been hoping that it would give me a chance to share a bit about my faith with people, and so I thought I’d write a short series of blog posts on my sermon preparation process. According to the “sermons” […]
Con Campbell has taken to preaching without notes. I tend to stick pretty rigidly to mine, though I aim to have written my text out as much in conversational language as I can, and try to put as much effort into sounding natural as I can to. Perhaps this is something for the full-time preacher, […]
A couple of short YouTube excerpts from a Christian talk that helps the viewer think through their relationship with the media they’re consuming.
I’m aiming to do some kind of read-the-bible-in-a-year type reading plan this year, but it’s now the 5th of January, and I haven’t settled on one: perhaps it’s because I’m spoiled for choice! If you’re dragging your feet on this, perhaps these links could help. You can print out PDFs of bible reading plans to […]
[don’t eat the fruit]Is your smart-phone affecting your self esteem? Some thoughts around the impact that always being connected to social networks has on the way we perceive ourselves.
A short series of ideas for keeping your marriage strong.
Elders’ Meetings that Do Something seems to have a very different view of eldership to anything I’ve heard of in Australia: it seems like an even tougher job – I can’t think of any volunteer role that would involve this kind of regular time commitment: can you? We find meeting for at least four hours […]
A quick caveat before I start here; this is still pretty soon after an unpleasant experience. I’m hoping I’ve reflected on it enough to take the sting out, and try and generate some constructive outcome. Last night I had the chance to try out a bit of a different experience at church – instead of […]
Writing 27 years ago, it seems that Christian author John Stott predicted a lot of the challenges that would be brought about by the rise of social technology.
From a backlog of posts I’ve been meaning to link to: 41 questions to ask a church, before you become its pastor.