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My highlight of NTE

Last Friday I wrote on Facebook I couldn’t be in the main sessions or seminars so most of my NTE experience revolved around the strand group Arthur and I were leading. It was Strand 2, which means our people had been to NTE once before (and obviously come back for […]

‘Working’ with women

I recently read Cathy’s thoughts about women’s ministry, asking if we build women’s ministry around leisure, in danger of becoming idle, 1 Tim 5 women. Wendy commented on a related post to say that sometimes that’s the only way to do women’s ministry because if kids are under foot, it’s […]

The Trellis and the Vine

The trellis and the vine: the ministry mind-set that changes everything Colin Marshall and Tony Payne (Matthias Media, 2009) This new Australian book picks up on some of the things I explored in Going Parachurch, distinguishing between the organic church and the institutional church.  Our true focus must always be […]

Book Review: Desiring God

“God is most glorified when I am most satisfied in him” is a phrase I hear in a broad range of Christian circles. It’s the main thesis of John Piper in Desiring God. It’s an interesting concept, and one which I’ve heard used to justify a variety of theological and […]