Category Archives: Postmodernity

Discipleship before Leadership.

  I think you can tell by the subject matter of many of my posts that I am a firm believer in the idea of discipleship. My own denomination has for a long time been keen to quote ‘Make Christ-like … Continue reading

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Recalculating: How Study Bibles Can Limit Bible Study

  Author: Jen Wilkin We love our study Bibles. Many of us spend our daily reading time with a study Bible in hand, stopping at trickier passages to glance to the bottom of the page for help with interpretive difficulties. … Continue reading

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transition from inward to outward

transition from inward to outward Brad Brisco’s summary of “what is missional?” is a good one, and I particularly like the five implications he closes with. I have summarized but also adapted some of this. I’ll close with some thoughts … 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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Preaching as a sacrament.

I was supposed to do a bit of travelling today, but the recent fall of snow has put a stop to the idea. So, instead I have settled down to continue my longterm theological project of reading Karl Barth’s Church … Continue reading

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Following an Itinerant Messiah

I follow quite a few blogs, and I like to post some across to mine as I quite often find they write things that express many of my own thoughts…. but they do it so much better! Here is one … Continue reading

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Language and the winds of change….

I don’t know about you, but the church that I pastor is a very small church. It probably has an average age of 60 years in the congregation, and all have different preferences when it comes to choice of Bible. … Continue reading

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