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……some brilliant words from one of my heroes: Dallas Willard. “If our theology fails to set a lovable God – radiant, happy, friendly, accessible, totally competant being – before people, we’ve gone wrong!” 1 Vision delayed: how are you with perseverance? Here’s a bit of Wilberforce! 2 Sally’s brilliant poem on holiness 3 What Coldplay can […]

web readings for you

Consensus summary notes here……and however bleak: more pubs are closing than churches! 2 Reasons to put up with a difficult leader by Brian Dodd, Supersimbo’s top-ten albums of 2012, When authenticity becomes an idol by Doug Paul, a rather genius one-minute sermon-rap by Tamara Lowe, Getting lost in the beginnings this Advent by Simon Lang, […]

web bits I liked…

from the past week…… 30 things that you might not have known about CS Lewis?, Aching signs that a church is falling apart, Stephen Cherry brilliantly on Rowan & Justin, One of the ‘secrets’ of Billy Graham, Advent: a video story, 16 reasons a leader has lost his mind, 25 Books every Christian should read, The sinful extremes of male […]

web goodness, worth a look!

Silly stuff Christians say!, Margaret Feinberg’s great open letter to everyone over-40 who has left the church, Matthew Henry’s brilliant thinking about pastoral moves: staying or going, Rick Warren’s crash-course in spiritual maturity, RSA creative shorts: Jonah Lehrer – does brainstorming work?, Susan Cains: extroverts and introverts need each other, Does traditional church have to get broken?, […]

web goodies, to change your world!

Amazon changed the way we read: is there more to come?!, Michael Lewis writes on the everyday life of the president you may not know about, Lance Armstrong on losing almost everything, the war between complaint and creativity, Creativity and formation, Rob Bell, John Piper, Bill Johnson and the will of God: go figure!, Prophet Priest & Kingly ministry […]

some web goodies…

Stephen Brewster on staying creative for free, Andrew Zahn’s 10-commandments for the creatives,  Seth Godin’s genius about overstimulation, Ten reasons people resist change, Developing a disciple-making culture: 3Dm resources, Ten signs of a healthy team – from Perry Noble and 4 down-sides of perfectionist pastors! Missional living in our complex world: at least six angles on it, L’Abri resources have endless […]

more web goodness…..

Blaine Hogan’s work of creative genius: ‘untitled’ free here, Bill Hybels recent Leadership Summit 6 x 6 plan – well applied by Mary deMuth, Chloe’s brilliant navigation of silence, solitude and stillness, reasons to underprogram your church!, and before you criticise your pastor! Tim Keller’s detail and definition about the gospel, Pete Scazzero’s interview about […]

webstuff (that’ll change your world!)

Jeff Haden’s genius article about characteristics of highly charismatic people: top class! Mancini’s great list of 10 top things learned from years of visioneering & NT Wright on how we dialogue theologically! Tony Morgan’s genuisly insightful reasons that churches get stuck…….a great letter for a discouraged pastor,….or almost anyone for hard days, missional questions, and Henri Nouwen on spiritual […]

stuff from cyber-space…

Strategic, joyful, articulate, humble, hard-working, grateful & innovative are the qualities of prevailing church leadership! Top article & a truly enduring challenge……. 4 pointers towards less stress in ministry….and ministry-aholic reflection & questions here The local church can be tasteful: architecture award for west London church! Some essentials of successful church planting…. A really worthy busyness article, for […]

web finds from the last few days…

enjoy and prepare to rest: Sabbath goodness….. famous library-study spaces: stunning environments: which is your favourite!? pastoral theology readings: a great DeYoung list of whats worth a read….. great leadership development summary…. (good) conviction v (bad) condemnation – overview here! Andrew Wilson’s great article on being charismissional, Violas list of 50 things the Holy Spirit […]

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