Monthly Archives: January 2012

“CHURCH PLANTING” or ‘EVENT PLANNING?”

There are times when I think we shouldn’t describe what we are doing as Mosaic Edinburgh as “church planting.” My reticence comes from the fact that I am often introduced as a church planter and then people seem to get … Continue reading

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Murrayfield, Me, Gregory of Nyssa, and Being the People of God

I have had to apologise in advance to those who don’t know me before the 6 Nations rugby starts next month. You see I am a pretty fanatical rugby fan. I don’t just go to “watch Scotland” I go to … Continue reading

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HOLES, MOSAIC & KODAK

There is a story that goes around in business books about a company that made drill bits. The story goes, and I have no idea if its based on fact or apocryphal, that a new chief executive looking at the … Continue reading

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SERMON HELP

This Sunday morning I am preaching at Parkhead Nazarene in Glasgow. This year is a big year for this congregation, they will move out of their current historic building, knock it down and rebuild over the next 18 months or … Continue reading

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SCOTTISH WEATHER

on a lighter note 40 degrees-Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Scotland sunbathe. 35 degrees-Italian cars won’t start. People in Scotland drive with the windows down. 20 degrees-Floridians wear coats, gloves, and wool hats. People in Scotland throw on a T-shirt. … Continue reading

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RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS OR GROWING DISCIPLES ?

< Why Corporate Church Won’t Work This is one of the most insightful articles that I have read for a while. This is the section which resonated with me … ” Here’s what I mean: In American businesses, it’s about … Continue reading

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THE CRUCIALITY OF THE CROSS

Came across some reflections I had written on the importance of the Cross, thought they might be worth posting. 14For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15And he died … Continue reading

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WILL THE REAL JESUS STAND UP?

Have you ever discovered someone whom you thought you knew well, wasn’t really who you thought they were? I don’t mean they were living under an assumed identity and false name but that something happened that revealed them to be … Continue reading

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VITAL INGREDIENTS OF CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 1 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. 2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in … Continue reading

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GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING THE CHURCH

The Great Challenge Facing The Church: Moving Consumers To Being Contributors. I wonder what you consider to be the greatest challenge for the Church in the West as we head into the second decade of the 21st century? There is … Continue reading

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