Category: Church

Don’t miss the moment

Someone I know had an interesting picture come into their mind recently. They were lying in bed, about to drift off, when they “saw” a group of people standing near the edge of a cliff, a little like the one in the picture above. The people were looking this way and that over unexplored territory. […]

Is it time to ditch the sermon?

Protestant church services have included long sermons since before we were all born. But the coronavirus pandemic may be changing all that.

When Jesus becomes a slogan

Jesus told a little parable against the Jewish religious leaders that I don’t recall ever hearing anyone preach on. It’s in Matthew and Luke, and it tells of two sons.

Prayer, mental health, God, church …. and Covid-19

In these troubled times, people’s mental health is under stress, but there are things we can all do, and churches can do, to help.

Will Covid-19 change the church?

A recent report offers hope that churches may make some helpful changes that will improve how they serve the world.

The church after Covid?

The world will change after the coronavirus pandemic. But will the church change? Should it?

They said what !!???

These words from christian and political leaders speak for themselves.

Opposing Jesus …. in the name of Jesus

Three warnings to start with. This isn’t a Christmas post. This isn’t a political post. Although Donald Trump’s picture appears, it’s not really about him at all, though he is relevant. I am not an American, so I write as an outsider. This post is a response to a Christianity Today editorial and the public […]

A lead role in a cage?

Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Were Here is one of my favourites. The theme of the evocative album is the band’s feeling about Syd Barrett, their former bandmate, who had crashed out due to drugs and a mental condition that made it impossible for him to play his part in the band.

Church for the 21st century?

This is possibly the most revolutionary, revelatory and important book about the church and mission I have ever read. If you are interested in how the 21st century church can become a missionary community in first world countries, this book can teach us new ways, and inspire us to new efforts. If you are tired […]