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, 10 ways to deal with inward drift in a congregation, 10 ways to live evangelistically – brilliant article by Andrew Wilson, 5 ways to get better at preaching & teaching from Mark Driscoll, 10 examples of great integral mission, how to keep on being creative! and Greg Valerio’s great BLESS talk.

Brilliant writing about reading, contemplating & writing as part of pastoral ministry11 mental health habits of successful people, Alpha male: Nicky Gumbel, a local church and it’s reach!,  Following the missionary Spirit: Martyn Atkins & his video talk, More or less worry from PJ Smyth, Jon Stockley writes up John Eldredges four-stream take on the Christian life, Kevin deYoung’s great article on busyness, Twitter more than facebook?, and a new theological convergence – around loving God, loving neighbour & loving self.