Church Planting

I lead a church that was started out just over 5 years ago. I’m in favour of starting new churches. Not everyone else is and the arguments are similar and familiar. Ian thinks it is more empire building than mission in some places but not others and his concerns are similar to the ones raised here by Jon. His brother Dave argues back with some force here Tim Chester also believes in church planting and has recently finished a whole series of posts on the subject and also believes apostolic…

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What you've been reading (30/10/08)

Krish Kandiah lists his top 10 books to engage with the bible Colin Green over at Christian Bookshops Blog reviews Insight into Bereavement by Wendy Bray and Diana Priest Tim Challies has digested Michael Horton’s Christless Christianity All these as usual some of these books can be found online at Illuminate while the others can be ordered on the phone by calling 01743 233657

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Abortion not just an American issue

Abortion is big issue. It’s an important issue. But I’ve never lived in a country where it wasn’t readily available and I’ve not lived in a country where Christians are almost a majority, so the temperature of the debate in the US has always surprised me and the way in which it has become THE issue for Christians has often been somewhat disconcerting. But of late a number of British political events have occurred which has raised the issue here on British blogs and the difference in tone and aim…

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What about the desires of our heart?

It’s been a while since I last picked up this series that was provoked by this post but self-discipline requires me to plough on and finish what I started. The heart is a funny thing and by that I don’t mean the blood pumper that resides in our chests, it’s that centre of emotions that governs our lives. Some decisions we make are governed by our heads, by that we mean we weigh up the facts, the pros and cons and do our best to make a logical decision. Other…

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What you've been reading (23/10/08)

Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns reviewed by Tim ChalliesIt by Craig Groeschel reviewed by yours trulyHow to be free by Tom Hodgkinson was read and reviewed by Jeremy5 Things every Christian needs to grow by RC Sproul reviewed by Tim Challies All these as usual some of these books can be found online at Illuminate while the others can be ordered on the phone by calling 01743 233657

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