There’s an idea that I read about some years ago and I think it’s incredibly relevant to the Christmas season. The idea is this: The medium of the message is as important as the message itself.Read More
What do you think of when you read or hear the word ‘mission’, what images come to your mind?
You might imagine small huts in remote jungles of South America or see a row of African woman wearing colourful robes, lined up for a photo – kind of like the ones we see on the news when they show us stock images over a story about tribal Africa.Read More
John Wesley was the founder of what became the Methodist denomination. Initially, this group was called the ‘Holy Club’. People, like Wesley, who formed this club had became frustrated with aspects of the Church of England and wanted to reform parts of it.Read More
My first ten years of life were spent on an unusually quiet street in my city that had a dead end and in fact at that ‘end’ was a little roundabout. There was nothing I liked doing better than riding my bike up and down that street, and when I’d get to the roundabout, I’d peddle as fast as I could around it and try to get back up the ‘busy’ end as quickly as I could.Read More
In our modern, British culture there are so many definitions of what Church is, and even what it’s function is.Read More
In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, we find Paul talking with his spiritual son and disciple Timothy. By this point in history, the New Testament hadn’t been fully formed so Paul would be referring primarily to the Old Testament, but nevertheless, these sentences have made their way to us two thousand years later and so, without doubt, we can read our New Testament stories and place them with equal importance to the old.Read More
The Bible is an amazing and inspired collection of books and letters given to us from God to help us live righteously and to equip us to help advance the Kingdom of God with a desire to bring Heaven to Earth.Read More
Let’s talk about stories.
Our salvation story isn’t just about the moment of deliverance through Jesus Christ. It isn’t about repeating that moment over and over as if the brilliance of it will somehow bring others to Christ.Read More
I realised some time ago that as I walk around, my focus is downwards about ten to fifteen feet in front of where I’m walking. I look up only occasionally to make sure I’m heading in the correct direction. The crazy thing is I don’t think I’m on my own, and you’ll find that most people do this do too.Read More