Category Archives: Evangelism

Bean counting as the aim…..

We see consumerism everywhere, yes, especially in church! We see business models promoted as magical tablets to cure ailing Sunday attendance, and we also know that many think of local church instead of kingdom thinking…. I am currently reading Michael … Continue reading

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Christianity without formulas. imagine that.

An article from Peter Enns thought provoking blog…..   October 21, 2013 By Peter Enns Today’s post is a short interview with Ryan Miller, author of everything breathes, which just came out this month. Miller spent 10+ years creating video … Continue reading

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10 Reflections on a Decade of Church Consulting

  By Chuck Lawless I love the local church. It’s God’s church, despite its flaws. For ten years, I’ve had the privilege of consulting with churches seeking to grow. Here are my reflections of those years – one reflection for … Continue reading

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A growing church?

Here is a little piece of Francis Chan from his book ‘Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit.’ “Even our church growth can happen without Him. Let’s be honest: If you combine a charismatic speaker, a talented … Continue reading

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When sin becomes the bad selling point….

We have at last managed to get a couple of Barbara Brown Taylor based on a recommendation…. In her ‘Speaking of Sin’ it says this on Page 29: ‘Once upon a time, an Eskimo hunter went to see the local … Continue reading

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But mummy, he hasn’t got anything on!

An excellent post found at http://bishopalan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/but-mummy-he-hasnt-got-anything-on.html One way Bishops can respond to the government’s consultation on gay marriage is sitting on our hands, staring out the window, going ho-hum, hoping that the whole thing will just go away. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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MISSIONAL NAZARENES? …. We are using the language but do we understand what we are saying?

  A post from a good brother in Christ……… Posted by jamespetticrew on March 28, 2012 I am just back from our annual denominational get together (my rear end has just about recovered from too many hours on a pew) … Continue reading

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