External bodies are advisory, not authority

If you are an independent, the independency of the local church is something you kind of camp out on. It’s not some side issue. It

How regularly do we expect Luthers to pop up in church history? Apparently, a lot!

A lot has been said of pastors abusing their congregations. There are certainly wolves out there who seem to view the sheep as their personal

Which is more important: Baptised membership or restricted communion?

Don’t despise your members’ meeting

I touched on the issue of church polity yesterday. Not at length, but tangentially. I thought I would just pick up on one (short) further

Boris Johnson reminds us of the need for good polity

Boris Johnson has, in recent weeks, been somewhat under fire. Various letters from backbenchers have been going into the 1922 committee. Quite a few backbenchers

Is unhealthy polity a grounds to leave a church?

I have written a number of times before about the importance of ensuring we have healthy polity and structures in our churches. For example, you

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