Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Settling For Past Successes” or “Rising To New Challenges?”

Another wee reflection prompted by Eugene Peterson’s thoughts on Jeremiah I don’t know where the idea came from, for its certainly not in Scripture, but many of us, and I include myself on too many occasions in that group, seem … Continue reading

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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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