Exposing ourselves in public

When we expose someone in public then we often end up exposing ourselves in public. A big-name pastor says something that smacks of heresy and dozens of church teachers rush to denounce him as a false prophet. A local church preacher says something that offends someone’s entrenched doctrine and he might well receive an

Spiritual Warfare – does the church need to be delivered from this?

Wherever I can, I like to write articles out of current experiences, and if it were not for a recent conversation with a congregation member, I would not have thought that the subject of Spiritual Warfare was still relevant. In 2010 I wrote on the armour of God and in 2016 on the weapons

TruthTalks: Women’s role in the Church

Dr. Christopher Peppler and I discuss women’s role in the church as it was, is, and should be. Apart from really enjoying and gaining (in my opinion) much needed insight into my faith when I do these TruthTalks with Christopher Peppler, it can still feel disheartening when I think of how few people know

Forty days of Kingdom teaching – The Sermon

What did Jesus teach during the last 40 days before His ascension? Surely He reiterated what He believed to be most important for His disciples to know as they went out into the world to establish His church and extend His kingdom. Last week’s post consisted of a written version of the sermon I

TruthTalk for “Core Values”

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Talking about what we hold dearest in our hearts… The full title of this post is “The importance of staying true to Core Values” and in this podcast Dr Christopher Peppler goes into more detail about that and then he and I get into an interesting discussion about this, both:

The importance of staying true to Core Values

We all have core values, even if we cannot express them easily. Core values are the guiding principles that determine our behaviours and priorities. As individuals, we absorb these as our parents embed them into us from an early age. In the case of organisations, the founders entrench them in the constitution and

What on earth is an ehtit?

Giving to the local church is biblical and important, but tithing is a self-serving remnant from a long distant age. On numerous occasions, I have sat through Sunday services where there have been two sermons; one on tithing and the other on whatever topic the preacher had on his heart. I am not being

Size matters

When it comes to local churches, is big always best, or is small better, or does size just not matter at all? Three decades ago I had the privilege of being called to pastor a tiny but rapidly growing local church. The shack in which we were meeting was scheduled to be demolished to

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