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smiles from this week…..

Group cycling, aka spinning is a reflection of the fall…..but it’s working for me in a love-hate kind of way. The opposite of transformation is probably transaction. And we’re made for so much more than this…… A church that tries to recruit, offering the details of 69 planned management mtgs per year, will understandably struggle to attract Acts 2 […]

gains

I’ve still not got my head around the most intensive rummage I’ve had with the book of Galatians. This was a rare and helpful in-depth study last week. There were helpful detailed blog summaries from Robin Ham in particular. And on the last morning Douglas Moo offered the briefest and best application of Galatians for practical pastoral […]

John 15

again and again is a foundation bible passage for me…… So to wrestle with seasons, pruning and fruit has been a painful and rich privilege for me. Here’s to sharing that in these days with some new friends. Your prayers and love are appreciated. Here’s to much and lasting fruit in your life too. You […]

local

As ever a privilege to serve a breadth of churches tonight, in their interest and engagement with their local communities. Knowing how to plant ideas that reach across boundaries, know cultural sensitivity, biblical rootedness and some anecdotal life as well as Holy Spirit anointing is always a medium-sized ask, esp. with a group of strangers! […]

priorities

“It is clearly a part of the minister’s task to give himself to prayer for his flock. In this age of activism, of programs and meetings and drives, it is easy to bypass this activity that is to be performed largely in secret. But the ministers who neglect this function, together with their congregations, will pay a […]

48 hours….

I’m in a field,…ok a collection of fields, in the rain-sodden west country. At New Wine LSE. So here’s five highlights that I’m taking away, alongside the gift of being with some of our church families. 1 Jay Pathak brought some great morning teaching from John’s gospel. This was an echo of a conversation that […]

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