Monthly Archives: September 2012

Do You Have A Big But?

Adaption of a sermon I preached a few years ago, inspired by craig groeschel’s book Christian Atheists _______________________________________________________________________________ I want to ask you what might sound at first a very rude question, but I think its a very important question … Continue reading

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Jesus Obsession & Ours

Growing up I really did just about hear as many sermons as I had hot dinners. With two Sunday services, bible class, Sunday school, youth group, bible studies I heard a lot of messages from the bible.. Looking back if … Continue reading

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I’m Coming Back To The Heart Of Church

A couple of years ago it seemed like that at any Christian gathering singing Matt Redmann’s “I’m Coming Back To The Heart of Worship” was compulsory. There was no doubt that as a song it was probably done to death … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle Ecclesiology

There was a programme on last night about talents shows in the UK and it reminded me all over again what a strange international super star Susan Boyle is. You remember the story from “Britain’s Got Talent”, Susan walks on … Continue reading

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MORE about Missional

I am still processing some thoughts in my mind from a meeting yesterday about how we use the word “missional” and whether the concept is actually understood by many of the people who use the word. Yesterday I reposted a … Continue reading

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The MEANING of MISSIONAL, Is it about style or substance?

I was at a pretty inspirational day long meeting with some other Nazarene pastors thinking about our church, church planting and mission. Two leaders of church planting movements in Scotland told us their stories, which were great to hear. I … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Our Heroes

I think the country has a bit of an Olympic hangover at the moment. There is a lot of talk about “legacy” about what the lasting impact and benefit of these incredible sporting events we have witnessed will be. Personally, … Continue reading

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Can Traditional Churches Become Missional Churches: THE KEY ISSUE

I seem to be having more and more conversations with leaders of established churches who are interested in what we are doing at Mosaic Edinburgh in creating a “missional” expression of Church. Now I suspect we need a definition at … Continue reading

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GOD IS LIKE BILL

OUTLINE OF A SERMON PREACHED AT IRVINE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of … Continue reading

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Boney M & Being The Church Today

I still remember the first big church fight I witnessed. It happened at a Sunday evening service when a musical group which had been asked to “lead some choruses” (it was the early 70s) decided to give a rendition of … Continue reading

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