I think this one is not so much about small towns, but English villages. There is necessarily a difference between being a church in the city and one in the sticks. This one points to some of those differences and offers some advice to churches pastoring in small places.
Measured, reasonable, mercifully short and compelling thoughts from a ginger prone to sunburn, who is no expert on climate change, on how Christians might want to respond to climate change. As an equal non-expert who is also prone to burn, I think I concur.
Submitting ourselves to the collective view of our elders is so important.
“Can I tell you a story about fitted sheets? I promise it’s not as boring as it sounds.” Actually, the story itself isn’t very interesting – not one you would be desperate to tell your mates down the pub for the anecdotal value – but the lesson drawn from the story is very good.
I liked this one.
I found this a really helpful answer from John Piper.
‘If there is one thing to beware, it is a man who refuses to be under authority. If the authority of his church is irrelevant to him, chances are he will consider the Lord’s authority somewhat incidental too.’