Why polity really matters

Why serving before belonging is a bad idea

There is a fairly widespread approach that wants to welcome people into church life before the have actually committed in membership to the church. Some

Bring it before the church

I am a firm believer that if you have nothing to hide, you will have no problem bringing things before your church. Openness and transparency

What do you look for when admitting new members?

We’ve had a number of applications for baptism and membership lately (in our church, these are one and the same, the former only being waived

What is the worst that could happen? Not receiving your eternal asylum

In light of the recent Iranian elections, I was reminded of this old post and thought I would repost it today. What’s the worst thing

When the church is beautiful

Church is taking a bit of a battering at the minute. I suspect church members’ meetings aren’t usually the go-to antidote to that either. Most

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