People often come, not because of what you do, but because of what you are

One thing that has been impressed on me over and over again in ministry is that very little happens specifically because of what we do.

What should we do with non-attending members?

It is always said when people join your church and then, after some time, simply drift away. I wish the parable of the sower weren’t

Can we judge who belongs to the kingdom?

What are your members doing?

In the church, there seems to be an expectation that the bigger you are the more staff you need. It seems obvious enough, doesn’t it?

On the argument to pastoral concerns

I am often unsure what to make of people, faced with teaching from scripture, want to encourage us to consider the “pastoral implications”. Whether it

We had a baptism: here’s what we were actually doing

We had the joy of baptising an Iranian man into church membership on Sunday. What a privilege it is to be involved in God’s work

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