advent

By |2015-12-29T19:35:59+00:00December 6th, 2015|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

I've seriously loved the journey towards Christmas this year more than most. I've discovered in a new deeper and fuller way. Having to preach our Advent Carol Service and then having designed our Resource Night to lean into this, means I *really looked up close. People have agitated me to post my best take-aways from my thinking about this, this year......So here goes! My advent manifesto is best captured as, 'ready, steady,.....wait!' Each year, during the season of Advent, the church sets off on a journey. We begin to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ-child, so that this [...]

more than a few patches…

By |2012-08-30T16:15:37+00:00August 30th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

........in our holiness! so here's some exerpts that have started to inspire and challenge, in equal measure:- from Kevin DeYoung's newest writing:- The Hole in Our Holiness “Not only is holiness the goal of your redemption, it is necessary for your redemption. Now before you sound the legalist alarm, tie me up by my own moral bootstraps, and feed my carcass to the Galatians, we should see what Scripture has to say. . . . It’s the consistent and frequent teaching of the Bible that those whose lives are marked by habitual ungodliness will not go to heaven. To find acquittal [...]