Tag Archives: discipleship

How Are You Flourishing This Summer?

I often feel like July / August are the calm before the storm. The summer even if the weather isn’t great is kinda quiet and relaxing, most things stop or wind down to a gentler pace. This is especially true … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth: Flicking a Switch or Fanning the Flames?

I was brought up in a home which was in West of Scotland parlance “all electric.” All of our power came via the flick of a switch. It only took the pressure of a finger to turn on a light, … Continue reading

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Hoy, Ennis, Farah, the Olympic Roar and Being Church

Even with my aversion to the Union flag and reluctance to be described as British I shouted at the tv in support of Team GB yesterday. (well Scots were part of the team) Yesterday has been described as the greatest … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGE BOX?

Growing up my mum had a “promise box” this was a little box filled with small pieces of paper rolled into little scrolls which had texts on them which contained promises from the bible. The idea was that each day … Continue reading

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Why We Have Half A Church

I have been doing some preparation this morning for speaking at the weekend and I came across something that frustrated and annoyed me, so I thought I should vent my frustration on you. I have just read the very first … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY…. Are You Mystical or Historical

If I was looking for a PHD subject in the field of religion I would look at what people’s FaceBook statuses reveal about contemporary Christian spirituality. I find it fascinating to look at how people articulate their faith by what … Continue reading

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I AM A SHEEP BEFORE A SHEPHERD

I said the other day in a post that I have been thinking a lot about leadership recently and thought I might share where I have been going in that process. I reckon I must have more than 50 books … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING JESUS MEANS GOING SOMEWHERE

This is an extended quote from Len Sweets book “Real Church In A Social Network World which I thought was worth reproducing < “Jesus didn’t call the disciples to regular discipleship. Regular disciples would have stayed in Jerusalem, founded a … 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 CHURCH OF ST ME

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For … Continue reading

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