Being small & getting sick

How to build church to church partnership

There is often talk of church partnership. As I have noted before, often partnerships are minister-to-minister in practice. That is to say, two pastors are

The temptation for a quiet life

Every now and then, every pastor will feel the temptation to just let people do whatever they want. To teach what they know people want

How the Cinderella of politics apes the Cinderella of theology: get your constitution and polity sorted!

Gordon Brown has popped up with a 40-point plan for constitutional reform. Keir Starmer has also been pushing it, saying it is something Labour will

The search for authenticity

One of the moves in the modern evangelical church is towards an increasing sense of authenticity. It is hard to argue with the desire for

A dangerous prayer to pray

Everybody likes growth, don’t they? Most of us seem to want our churches to grow. And by growth, I think we often mean qualitatively in

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