Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sweden is set up differently

I’m reading Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the myth of the Scandinavian Utopia and it’s absolutely fascinating. In one of the chapters on Sweden he quotes author & historian Henrik Berggren. Sweden is set up differently. The main objective is not to be dependent

Book Review: Coaching in Ministry

I am, not to put too fine a point on it, full of myself. Far too often in leadership and ministry, I’ve found myself telling people what to do. Sometimes there is a place for that – ‘stop sinning’, ‘here is why Jesus was the

Review: Read

I read all the time. The back of cereal packets, emails, blogs, status updates on Facebook, tweets on Twitter and news on the BBC. I read dozens of blog posts and articles every day. I regularly read Wired and The Economist magazines, local newspapers and

Books of 2015

So here is a list of all the books I read in 2015 (I think) Feral by George Monbiot (Amazon) Creating Community by Andy Stanley & Bill Willits (Amazon) Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (Amazon) The Coming Chinese Church by Paul Golf (Amazon) Cities of God by Rodney Stark (Amazon)

Review: Write

What are the major themes of your life, the areas where you want to invest your time, energy, skills and resources? Over the course of the past year, as I hit 40, I identified four areas that I wanted to broadly commit to: write, read,

Four words

As I approached my 40th birthday in 2015 I began to think through what I wanted and needed to focus on in the next season of my life. I wondered what were the themes of my life that I should give myself to and that