five on Friday

By |2016-06-22T12:43:21+00:00June 24th, 2016|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal|

“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy…..... It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And He is more than enough for us.” David Platt 1 Vocation and that old ordained-lay debate. 2 I like the idea of a biography of a book.  3 Ten insights into burnout. Lots of helpful input here. 4 Christianity isn't dying- it's sleeping Here's to revival! 5 Five marks of a fruitful church. Worth reflection.

five on Friday

By |2014-06-07T16:14:36+00:00July 18th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal|

John Stott in his commentary on 1 Thessalonians: "We must never divorce what God has married, namely his Word and his Spirit. The Word of God is the Spirit's sword. The Spirit without the Word is weaponless; the Word without the Spirit is powerless." 1 The sanctification debate afresh, well summarised here.  2 Ministry in the dark night of the soul. A great summary article. 3 Maya Angelo, and fifteen of her best lines. "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently." 4 The twelve stages of burnout. 99u article goodness. 5 Ten lessons [...]