I’ve posted recently about the failings of Thomas Cranmer and Jonathan Edwards, asking why we’re reluctant to speak about their shortcomings. I wonder whether we’re scared that this might discredit their ministry. My (anecdotal) argument is motivated by great ‘heroes’ of the Bible who were pretty suspect themselves. Their fallenness […]
While I’m mainly planning to do more reading about weakness, etc over the summer, I’ve still been thinking about it this week. I’ve had one thought as a result of talking to my pastor, Mark, and one thought as a result of watching a short clip about JI Packer.
One of the great things about doing a ministry traineeship for two years before coming to college as I did is that the ‘real’ experience of full-time ministry provides you with plenty of questions! One of my questions that I’ve raised before (here and here) is how to deal with […]
Here’s the link to a sermon I gave at our church a few weeks ago. Have fun!
In chapel today, Peter Adam preached against Freemasonry. He does not see it as a club or a community group or a situation you just sort of drift into. It’s a belief system (though some may not call it that) with deliberate vows and curses. He preached that they have […]
Our minister, Mark, runs a group on Monday nights for his interns and others interested in full time ministry. Last Monday, we spent some time looking at some leadership theory and in particular, the work of a secular writer, A. Mant. One part of the readings considered the key disqualifiers […]