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Why sing? (part 1)

    Why do we sing when we meet together as church? “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16) Singing is the way, along with teaching and admonishing, to … Continue reading

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A parenting crisis

The talks and seminars from the recent Preach the Word conference are now online on their resources page. A highlight for me was Julius Juma’s session on Christ-centred youth ministry. In particular his analysis rooting the problem in a contemporary parenting crisis was very telling. Well worth listening too. More resources on youth ministry: Fidel … Continue reading

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The virtue of stability (in life, in ministry, in Christ)

We live in a culture where stability, stick-ability, consistency are not really seen as virtues but disabilities. It’s good to be flexible, agile, constantly shifting, morphing, evolving, jumping from one thing to another. Everyone offers us change – politicians, internet providers, management gurus. To stick with one thing, to be the same person yesterday, today … Continue reading