We’ve observed in Tanzanian students talk of ‘losing the Holy Spirit’ and before each exam period, we have been included in massive prayer days where students go from church service to church service, receiving a special blessing at each. We were concerned that this was an issue of assurance. Did […]
Let’s continue the previous thought about the people-intensive scale and scope of ministry. Imagine you’re the perfect church attender. You hear at least 52 sermons a year. In 10 years, that’s 520 sermons! Yet would we expect to see 520 changes in your life?
2 Timothy is a staple text for Australian evangelical Christianity and for many university ministries. It’s about mentoring, fidelity, endurance, and ‘gospelling’. It’s a text I’ve heard preached on time and again, especially in pivotal, rite-of-passage events such as national conferences and ministry camps. And then it was my turn to expound […]
Arthur and I have been having an ongoing conversation with someone at our church about training others for ministry. We’ve all agreed that we need to raise up others for ministry, but we’ve been discussing whether we need to train them as well. What’s the role of the Holy Spirit? […]