March 3, 2016

In this book, Ian shares his experience of working with God to transform two very different local churches. He weaves stories from his own congregations, and draws on his experience of ministering in an inherited traditional but declining church, revealing what he has done to turn them around.

'The transformation of such churches is critical: there are relational links to build on within communities; there are resources in place; and most importantly, God desires to renew his people in their sense of identity, vision, calling and anointing, even when they lose their way. In order for this to happen, there need to be leaders who are enthused and equipped to share in God's vision to be agents of change in the church for the sake of the world...

February 22, 2016

Sam has written before on the Trinity (which gives you an idea of his grip on the Bible) and is also a minister of a church in Maidenhead. We want to help those thinking through or experiencing these issues too.

In his introduction Sam writes, 'Though I'd had a couple of girlfriends, I'd never felt the same kind of bond as I had with one or two of my close male friends. As the long summer began and there was less going on to distract me, the truth began to bite. The words began to form in my mind: I think I'm gay' (pg. 7-8).

Although Sam does not claim to speak for everyone, he is able to speak from his own experience of what he calls same-sex attraction. He prefers to use the term same sex attraction because the term 'gay' is one that 'refers to far more than some...

March 17, 2015

Last month I finally got round to reading a book I bought over a year ago. I know, it takes me a while! The book was ‘Old Wives Tales’ by Clare Heath-Whyte, which profiles a number of 18th century women, many who were wives of influential evangelists, and reveals some great lessons for us in the 21st century.

You would imagine that the wives of people like Charles or John Wesley, would be like the ‘Wife of noble character’ described in Proverbs 31, but as is the case throughout time correspondence shows that they had just as many faults and struggles as we do, as did their husbands.

I was particularly inspired by the humble Elizabeth Whitefield, wife of George Whitefield, one of the leaders of the Evangelical Revival. The beginning of their married life did not hav...

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