I was preparing for our young adults weekend weekend away when I saw that there was a follow up (and no doubt you dear reader had spotted it years ago) to the Shallow Small Group video I posted some time ago. (more…)
The Diocese has just announced that I have been appointed as Dean of Fresh Expressions in Southwark. This is a new part-time post and is initially for a year (for both sides to see how it goes) and does not alter me continuing as Minister of Springfield Church. It is an exciting opportunity not only for myself but in a wider context given the realisation by Bishop Christopher and others in the diocese that Fresh Expressions can have a significant impact on the mission of the church . (more…)
Thousands trapped by a murderous cult, Islamic State, on the side of a barren mountain side with little food and water.
Women and children killed, people crucified. All this happening in the glare of the worlds media. (more…)
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There has been an increasing interest in recent years about the Jewish roots of Jesus, which has been incredibly helpful for our understanding of him and what he was trying to share. Too often in the past we have tried to create a Jesus that is either made into our image (think of some of […]
At the recent Church Growth conference put on by the Church of England, one of the key areas that many growing churches had in common was a commitment to children and youth ministries. (more…)
Last week I was at a fascinating conference – on statistics!
I know, I know – you’re going to say statistics are boring or come out with that old canard “Lies, damned lies and statistics”. But actually statistics are incredibly important. (more…)
One of the key elements that I like in All Age Services is that it brings together everyone and takes seriously the idea that we are all part of the one family of God. (more…)
Well happy New Year to everyone.
It’s a strange time in the land of vicars leading up to Christmas. Not only do we have the busy service schedule (and grabbing time to buy presents, prepare for Christmas etc) but we also have to be thinking ahead to the new year and planning for the year ahead. (more…)