After an unexpected week’s absence the sorely missed Index has returned. I hear your gasps of relief. The Strange Persistence of Guilt David Brooks of the NYT has a great column on guilt. Think about this sentence and western civilization. And yet we have no
At Grace Church we’ve begun a series looking at our convictions & aspirations when it comes to church & discipleship. It is about saying what we believe to be true and at the same time what we wish to be true for us (but may not always
I’m not a huge fan of events really – getting a bit old, been to too many. But I love seeing young people’s lives changed by the Gospel. What price a changed life? Watch this. Newday 2017 Promo #ND17 from Newdayevent on Vimeo.
This is fourth in a series of articles showing how western society has become confused about issues relating to human relationships. We are (i) confused about children , (ii) confused about sex and (iii) confused about gender. Sexuality is generally understood to be the area surrounding our sexual desires
One of the aims of the church planter is to help equip everyone to confidently be able to open their Bible and share the Gospel with someone. Romans 6 is a great chapter to use for this purpose. This is just a simple sketch of how you can
You’ll find a number of posts on this site that attest to how I’ve grappled with the issue of cities as prominent leaders called for greater resources to the cities of the world. I felt it somehow sidelined the ministry of those in the backwaters,
Fear is a crippling emotion and there are many ways in which a fear steers, controls and shapes our lives. Yet God’s word to those who trust in Him is ‘Do not be afraid’. Here are six different fears and how the Gospel speaks to
I’ve often wondered how we should live our lives so that it declares the gospel. It’s too easy to fall into a check-box legalism that ends with all the joy sucked out of life as the burdens of rule-keeping eventually weigh you down. Too often churches