Author Archives: jamespetticrew

I AIN’T EXEMPT

Over the last year it feels like high profile pastors, friends and colleagues in ministry have been falling from their ministries like dominoes, one after another. Its been depressing and dispiriting to hear of case after case from the Christian … Continue reading

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LASTING LEADERSHIP: WHERE DO I START?

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CONFESSION: There’s A Verse I Wish Wasn’t In The Bible

CONFESSION: THERE IS A VERSE I WISH WASN’T IN THE BIBLE So here’s a bit of a confession and like all confessions it carries a certain amount of guilt and shame. I did doctoral studies which included a large focus … Continue reading

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LEADERSHIP: “STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES” or “STRENGTHS ARE WEAKNESSES”

The last few months have involved me in quite a lot of introspective thinking, looking at myself, evaluating myself and trying to be honest with myself and others about myself. This is because I have been involved for various reasons … Continue reading

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PASSION, POSTURE & POWER

    So Paul here in Romans 12 is in a section about being involved in Christian community and has been talking about how we need to use our God given gifts to benefit the Body and ultimately the world. … Continue reading

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DEVELOP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO GIFTS

We have seen in the last couple of posts Paul lay down some foundational attitudes that we need individually and collectively to develop, the right attitude to ourselves, the right attitude to others. Now in verse 6-8 the focus is … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO OTHERS

In the previous blog we started looking at what Romans 12 has to tell us about developing a healthy body, that is a healthy expression of the Body of Christ. We saw that Paul encouraged us first of all to … Continue reading

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