What the Saudi takeover at Newcastle has to say to the church

Newcastle United have just agreed to a take-over deal that is backed with money, predominantly, from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF). The Times

You can’t force community

There was a really interesting discussion on twitter about the school gate and building friendship. It was prompted by this really interesting article by Nay

Churches in deprived communities need more than the emotional reponse of a moment

I saw this video the other day on BBC News. I’ve also seen one or two sharing it on social media. Do watch it through.

EN article: We need more than words to see churches planted, established and supported

I have been asked to write a regular column for Evangelicals Now. The latest article (my original, unedited version) is below. Talk, they say, is

Evangelism & patience

Don’t make Brexit conversations the model for evangelistic ones

If Brexit has taught us anything, I suspect it is two things. First, we are all prone to listening to ‘facts’ that happen to support