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Should you become a member of a local church. Why do we resist becoming a member of a local church?

Divinely Ruined Camping

When I think about the apostle Paul I can’t help wonder what he looked...

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Why Membership?

Should you become a member of a local church. Why do we resist becoming a member of a local church?

Divinely Ruined Camping

When I think about the apostle Paul I can’t help wonder what he looked...

5 non-negotiables for someone on mission (No.5 is especially important)

Last Sunday I preached about how we  drift when we are not focussed on...

Live not Rust

Jesus made it clear – to be a Christian is to be a disciple. There is no bonus track (HOV lane?!) of Christianity for the especially committed and excited and then another track for those who are content with with being moderate and fitting Christianity into what is already a busy life.

David’s thirst

King David wanted a drink from Bethlehem. Nothing unusual about that apart from he was sat in a cave, on the run from the Philistines and probably had perfectly good water on hand to drink.

No proof is possible

we ARE responsible for HOW the message is communicated and we need to do so with love, empathy, care and creativity. But the message itself? That’s all Him

On… the importance of meditation

Christian meditation differs greatly from non-Christian forms of meditation...

On… Using a Bible Reading Plan

Reading the bible is the most important thing a Christian can do to press into God. Do you? Here is one of the best plans I have come across

7 Tips for Better Bible Study

As Christians we know that studying the bible is one of the most important...

6 Tips for Talking To God (Resurgence)

Bible reading and prayer are the two most basic spiritual disciplines of Christian faith. Prayer in the simplest way is talking to God.

Legacy List Part 2 – Prepared?

Preparing as a leader. Everything from “God in a cup” to journaling. Get some tips for effectively preparing yourself as a leader.

How to leave a legacy

How do we live a life so connected to God, our families and our mission that the people who follow us will be so inspired that they stand on our shoulders and see further than we have EVER seen?

On… Feline Fury Theology

Feline Theology – hate/hate relationship

Loss of ‘Life’ Prevention – you only need ONE principle

What do YOU do to keep your priorities in the right order?

Decision Paralysis – 5 tips on how to decide what to do NOW…

Maybe you know you have to make progress but you just seem to have too many things that need to be done. What do you do? How do you make progress? Are you paralyzed by decision?

On… the importance of meditation

Christian meditation differs greatly from non-Christian forms of meditation...

On… Using a Bible Reading Plan

Reading the bible is the most important thing a Christian can do to press into God. Do you? Here is one of the best plans I have come across

On… Scottish people, Harry Potter and Superheroes

Harry Potter, Braveheart, scottish dancing and superheroes – anything about this list that resonates inside of you to draw you to Christ?

On… Standing in front of Exploding Microwaves

One afternoon last week, Sarah stayed at home to wait for a microwave repair man to come and investigate why our brand new microwave was making strange grinding noises.

On… Consuming Alpha

If we are running programs like Alpha so that we can avoid having to share the gospel or disciple someone ourselves then I think we are missing the whole point of Christianity. We would be encouraging consumerism rather than true Christianity.

Legacy List Part 2 – Prepared?

Preparing as a leader. Everything from “God in a cup” to journaling. Get some tips for effectively preparing yourself as a leader.

How to leave a legacy

How do we live a life so connected to God, our families and our mission that the people who follow us will be so inspired that they stand on our shoulders and see further than we have EVER seen?

On… Feline Fury Theology

Feline Theology – hate/hate relationship

Decision Paralysis – 5 tips on how to decide what to do NOW…

Maybe you know you have to make progress but you just seem to have too many things that need to be done. What do you do? How do you make progress? Are you paralyzed by decision?

On … Men in Black Preaching

From the first moment I stepped into a pulpit (20+ years ago) to now, I have been convinced of one thing

Diet Coke Attack

Several years ago my friends Dave, Mark and Pete went to the movies. Without me.

On… Feline Fury Theology

Feline Theology – hate/hate relationship

On… Elephants in the Room

What really makes talking about money uncomfortable is that money and all related issues strikes us right at our hearts. Money is a heart issue. How do I know…?

Rainbows with extra yellow in ‘em

Rainbows… with extra yellow in ‘em” – an eight year old’s profound perspective on life

5 steps to identifying your core values

5 Easy steps to a more fulfilled life. How do you identify your values in life and then make quality decisions to fulfill them?

The Ultimate list for bringing up girls

Ultimate list of tips on how to bring up girls

Loss of ‘Life’ Prevention – you only need ONE principle

What do YOU do to keep your priorities in the right order?

Why isn’t my teen interested in God?

Why are young people walking away from church and belief?

Living life with closed or open hands?

When I was in my mid twenties

I was pastoring a church, working as an administrator in education, being a Dad to two small children and trying to be a good husband. Needless to say, I was doing a poor job.. for good reason…

India, Shawn and Joe…

…. are going to India and need our...

Amos and Stephanie’s story

Amos and Stephanie share their “South Story”… these guys ar

Getting dunked!

Joe and Mariano were baptized this last Sunday. Joe has been a Christian for about a year and Mariano about a week!

Stories from the South – Amber and Paige

Latest ‘Stories from the South”… Amber (my eldest...