Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Istanbul

I’m with the family for a few days in Turkey. I’m here for a gathering of leaders from across the Newfrontiers family of churches. It will be interesting to hear the stories of how things are developing in this new season of multiplication. We’ve spent

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Crimean Crisis: An early response

As I read the news that Russia in all but name has annexed Crimea, I wondered about the lack of comment from Christians, so I’ve decided to air some thoughts. According to everyone else, Crimea is officially a part of Ukraine but not in Moscow;

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Joy and sorrow

Joy isn’t always an easy concept to grasp or differentiate from cousin happiness. A common struggle is the idea of finding joy in the midst of hardship as for many happiness is defined by the absence of hardship. Contemporary western culture is so soft that

Picking up sticks

I’ve just listened to an energetic debate between Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson (you can see it here) on whether the authors of the Bible misheard God. The debate starts around Numbers 15:32-36 with a man being stoned to death for picking up sticks and