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Ten facts about India

Today I’m flying to Hyderabad in India for a week. I’ll try & post some pictures and updates throughout the week but no promises. Here are 10 facts & insights about this amazing country. It’s the second most populous nation on earth with 1.28 billion people

A more nuclear world

Donald Trump has declared that the US military is locked and loaded ready to unleash the fire and fury on North Korea. Mr Trump, who has long shown an interest in the nuclear option, has the power (and in the last resort a power that can only

Learning to coach

I can’t quite remember when I first came across coaching as a leadership concept but it has been one of those ideas that has slowly invaded my thinking. Last year I read a short taster book on coaching and I began to think some more. This

All the ones that didn’t stay

I may have said this before but church planting, and church leadership generally, can be tough. As I heard Andrew Wilson say, with reference to Mark 6:48, it can be like rowing a boat into a headwind. Painstakingly slow. You need a tough skin and

Another great book link list

I seem to have over the past few weeks collected a sizeable collection of links to the writing, reading, owning and consuming of books. It seems of the linking to reading there is no end (well, after 13 of them in this post there is)

Jesus the exorcist

Not far from my house is a field. One early summer as I was riding past it on a Sunday morning I noticed that the field had marquees up and thousands of Ethiopians had descended on the field. Curiosity got the better of me and I

Tricky questions about the Exodus

I love it when someone in my church asks me tricky questions about the Bible. It tells me that firstly they’re reading it, secondly they want to understand it, thirdly they’re prepared to wrestle with the text. More questions please. Here are some I was

How did life on earth begin?

When it comes to questions about the earth’s origins many Christians remain quiet in the face of hostility towards the idea of a Creator being behind the whole thing. Yet it’s worth knowing that the other side should also display a certain amount of humility