• ‘A better story’ – 17

    And so to the final chapter of this excellent book outlining a Christian response ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 10

    And so to the tenth and last chapter of Phillip Gulley's book.  If the church ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 6

    If the church were Christian, writes Philip Gulley, 'Encouraging personal exploration ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 7

    If the church were Christian, says Phillip Gulley, 'meeting needs would be ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 8

    If the church were Christian, writes Phillip Gulley, 'peace would be more important ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – 9

    If the church were Christian, writes Phillip Gulley, 'It would care more about ...

  • ‘If the church were Christian’ – intro

    In his 2010 book, If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of ...

  • Adelphopoiesis: ‘the making of brothers’

    It is interesting that both human rights activist Peter Tatchell and politician ...

  • Against the tide – sermon notes

    2 Thess. 3:6-15 The church in Thessalonica – a model church in many ways, ...

  • Creeds

    A variety of creedal or confessional statements can be found in the Bible, ...

  • Dispute between Paul and Barnabas – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 15:36-41 There are all kinds of jobs to be done.  How are Christian ...

  • English Country Parsons

    Bill Bryson lives in an old rectory near Wymondham, just a few miles from my ...

  • Establishing multiple congregations

    The authors of Mission-shaped church have some interesting practical thoughts ...

  • Fault-lines in Evangelicalism

    We have been witnessing a number of important trends within evangelicalism. ...

  • God does not live in houses

    "The Most High does not live in houses made by men," declared Stephen (Acts ...

  • Grow your congregation in ethnic diversity

    If, like me, you're slightly nervous about today's social agenda of 'inclusion ...

  • How does Christ rule his church?

    After his resurrection, Jesus declared that 'all authority is heaven and on ...

  • Introverts in the Church

    This book, by Adam McHugh, has recently been reviewed by Michael Pahl.  According ...

  • Is church man enough?

    Is church man enough? Dave Hopwood thinks that it is not, and offers some interesting ...

  • Israel and the Church

    As Wayne Grudem (Systematic Theology, pp859-863) explains, Evangelical Protestants ...

  • John Stott on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

    A summary of a sermon preached by John Stott at All Souls, Langham Place, in ...

  • Matthew 18:20 – ‘Where two or three are gathered…’

    Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among ...

  • Pastors, not priests

    The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches see their clergy as priests, especially ...

  • Quotes on the church

    1.  I can think of some churches that would be even emptier if the gospel ...

  • The Bible and women’s ministry

    The thoughts that follow are based on an address given by J.I. [...]

  • The Biblical basis for women’s ministry

    The Bishop of Durham, Dr N.T. [...]

  • The church and the glory of God

    In relation to the church, the glory of God in Christ, is still seen and reflected ...

  • The Church’s failures

    In any account that we might give of the Christian Church, we must honestly ...

  • The good shepherd

    'The good pastor...models his ministry on the good shepherd,' writes John Stott ...

  • The marks of a Spirit-filled church – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 2:41-47 What a tragedy that precious truths of God are trampled ...

  • The people of God: fulfilled in Christ

    One of the central themes of the Bible is God's promise that he would make ...

  • The temple: fulfilled in Christ

    All God's promises (including those relating to the temple, the people of God, ...

  • Wanted: Christian leaders

    We live in a world, writes John Stott, that is desperate for effective leadership. ...

  • What church-goers think of the Bible

    In 2008, research conducted on behalf of the Bible Society asked church leaders ...

  • What has God done for the church? – sermon notes

    Text: Eph 3:1-13Paul has just been speaking, Eph 2, about the new society that ...

  • What kind of church do we want to be? – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Timothy 4:9-16 [Note: this sermon was preached the Sunday after the ...

  • What priesthood has the ministry?

    Ian Paul summarises a section of Colin Buchanan's recent Grove Booklet on 'Worship ...

  • Why they left the Episcopal Church

    When The Rev John Yates and Os Guinness (well-known Christian apologist and ...

  • Women in ministry – some resources

    Here's a selection of resources that explore biblical teaching on the role ...