Monthly Archives: January 2013

the ‘positives’ of economic growth

“We have come to the end of the ‘positives’ that economic growth can bring.” — Wilkinson and Pickett I went to a conference at the beginning of December where Ann Morisy, one of the keynote speakers, gave this quote, and … Continue reading

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the faith of fear

This quote from a guy who studied church planting in order to apply it to the Chinese context made me giggle. But also, wow, imagine if when we preached people scared that they might be converted… “The air of expectation … Continue reading

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poverty

Ladies and gentlemen, I am in Asia! Landed in Singapore today; heading to Hong Kong to hang out with some exciting church planters tomorrow, whom my church in Coventry sent out last summer. (As their ex-international student worker I take … Continue reading

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running to God instead of from Him

One of the key revelations that helps me to keep on coming back to God when I have failed is that He still loves me even in my weakness and my mess. Even more, that He is deeply moved by … Continue reading

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risky business

Here’s a thought for your week: where, in your life right now, are you living in such a way that if God doesn’t show up, you will fall flat on your face? Where is the risk in your life that … Continue reading

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buying our way out of failure

“The ‘American gospel’ of achievement, affluence, and success is so dominant and universally acknowledged that even in Europe a large portion of the population of lifelong churchgoers have a value system in no way significantly different from this. On the … Continue reading

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I prefer

“‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind.’ This is the first Commandment. The problem is, how to love God? We are only too conscious of the … Continue reading

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