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.

a classic re-read

By |2013-08-02T22:05:07+00:00May 29th, 2013|discipleship, faith, leadership, theology, writing|

Last month, I read Basic Christianity by the late John Stott again. Here are some of the things I highlighted again. This title's on the slate for a re-release this summer. Whenever our behaviour is inconsistent with our belief, or our practice contradicts our preaching, we take God’s name in vain. Religion is man-initiated. Christianity is God-initiated. A man may study Jesus with intellectual impartiality, but he cannot do it with moral neutrality; we must declare our colours. Jesus is the only preacher who could preach a self-centred message. Charles was great. Napoleon was great. Jesus was the Only. Legislation exists [...]