The Bible Course (Bible Society)

What a great resource this is! When so many Christians are Biblically illiterate, here is a resource that will help to put the Bible at the centre of church life again, and at the heart of our discipleship. Gaining a strategic grasp of the Bible story is an essential...

What Jesus says about abusive leadership

All leadership involves the danger of the abuse of power, since leadership is about influence over other people. In religious leadership this danger is heightened since those with positions of authority are representing God and their words and actions carry great...

Resilience in church

Attending church on Sunday I experienced first-hand how much our faith helps us to be resilient. Research shows the importance of having a strong, supportive network and being part of a local church family provides that. Before the service begins we greet one another....

Resilient People

Resilience has several strands and may be described as: (1) The ability to bounce back after a setback, disappointment or seeming defeat (2) The ability to stand firm when under pressure and not give way (3) The ability to recover from injury or hurt and be stronger...

Lord you are here

Lord you are here. Here in this moment, here in this place. Not yesterday, with its memories Not tomorrow, with its potential But here now TODAY This hour, this moment, this second Present, near, alongside, within Here now. Lord you are here. Here in this moment, in...

Now I’m 64! A birthday meditation.

As a teenager I loved The Beatles and sang along with everyone else, ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four?’ I doubt that the Fab Four could even contemplate themselves what it would be like to reach such a milestone back then, although...