Category Archives: My favourite posts

Gleaning

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your

Do Rob Bell, Tim Keller and CS Lewis agree on hell?

In 2011 the debate of the year amongst Christian bloggers was over hell and the views put forward by Rob Bell in his book ‘Love Wins’. But do other, less controversial, leaders also share Bell’s view on hell? Quite possibly. That would change the controversy

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Moving to Stockholm – How we knew God’s will

Yesterday I wrote about the process we went through over about 6 or 7 months in coming to the conclusion that we are to move to Sweden to church plant again. I’d thought I’d unpack those elements a little bit so they can be viewed

Moving to Stockholm – how it came to this

This is a lightly edited version of the statement I presented to our church members about the guidance we believe we have with regards to our decision to move to Sweden. I’ve posted it for a number of reasons. Openness. I think it’s important to

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Moving to Stockholm

I thought I’d end the year with a big announcement and this is it. We believe God is calling us to church plant into the capital of Sweden. There’s a lot to do, a lot to say and we probably won’t move into Stockholm until

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Consumerism: It's not about the poor

*This is the third in my series looking at why consumerism is an issue for Christians – intro, part 1* The words ‘remember the poor’ ring loud in the Bible (Gal 2:10) and in recent years have had plenty of resonance in the movement of

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Consumerism: It's not about the environment

*This is the second (the first is more of an intro here) post into ‘why I think consumerism should be a big deal for Christians* It’s quite a headline really, when you stop to think about it. Pretty much everything these days seems to be

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Why challenge consumerism?

I occasionally get frustrated at the relationship between the church and consumerism. On the one hand lots of our best authors, thinkers and leaders have named it and shamed it and on the other hand it seems to have made no change to the way