Tag Archives: ecclesiology

WHERE IS (Y)OUR CHURCH FOCUSED?

1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess I have become quite captivated by what is … Continue reading

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MISSIONAL NAZARENES? …. We are using the language but do we understand what we are saying?

I am just back from our annual denominational get together (my rear end has just about recovered from too many hours on a pew) In many ways it was an inspiring gathering, good to see old friends, great worship in … Continue reading

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MARK, JESUS & REIMAGINING CHURCH

There is a probably apocryphal story that some tourists stopped in the middle of nowhere in the Highlands to ask a local teuchter the way to Fort William only to be told “I wouldn’t start here if you are going … Continue reading

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COMPLICATING CHURCH

I vividly remember as a young pastor going to see a very saintly old lady in my first church in Ashton called Gran Dixon. As we talked about things over tea and several compulsory slices of cake Gran began to … 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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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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BACK TO OUR ROOTS? : The Early Church & Ecclesiology

This is the week leading up to Pentecost the time in the Church year when we have traditionally remembered and celebrated not just the giving of the Holy Spirit but the creation of the Church. Church is the big topic … Continue reading

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WHY I CAN’T GIVE UP ON CHURCH

There are certain parts of Christianity where I find it difficult to bring my head and heart into agreement. What I mean by that is that there are some things that I know I should believe in my head but … Continue reading

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UNLEARNING CHURCH

Another update of an old post I bought a book a while back with the title “Unlearning Church” that title is also a pretty accurate description of the journey I have been on over these last few years in how … Continue reading

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