Staving off church pessimism

It’s very easy to feel pessimistic in the work of the gospel. It is particularly easy when you work in deprived places. The work is

Wellbeing and the ministry

My friend, Aidan Severs, wrote a post on the three things you need for wellbeing. You can read that here. His post is focused on

Do what works for you

I was reminded this week – thanks to somebody who tagged me in a tweet about it – that not everybody works the way I

If we don’t know each other, I’m just a random stranger you’ve called for life advice

I periodically get phone calls from people wanting to talk about the church. That’s fine. I am happy to speak to anyone who wants to

You don’t have to do it, so give yourself a break

This last Sunday was our last one in full lockdown mode. As of next week, we will be allowed to meet together again. Not properly,

An opportunity for review

Many churches have lots of programmes and activities running that – if they’re being really honest about it – essentially happen because it’s what we’ve

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