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Young preachers: clear, biblical… not quite human, application not quite landing image
Young preachers: clear, biblical… not quite human, application not quite landing

A couple of traps for young preachers. Not first-sermon preachers... but first-five-years preachers. You can do a clear, well-structured, engaging and biblical sermon... that still doesn't work as well as it could. 1. Not human enough You can slip into a trap of being a bit too 'pastor'. A bit

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Mirrors 5th March 2017

Embrace our creautreliness, show compassion, stand against bullying. Mike Bird will be visiting Hobart at the end of April. An event worth checking out. Slowly plan to gather more data in line with your organisation’s growth  Looking forward to watching the rest of this video about productivity

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Reaching Everyday People With Everyday Leaders

Oh a fireman is a person in your neighbourhood, in your neighbourhood, in your neighbourhood! Oh a fireman is a person in your neighbourhood, a person that you meet each day. Remember that little ditty from Sesame Street in which everyday jobs were held by people who lived around you,

The Blind Prosecutor and The Elephant image
The Blind Prosecutor and The Elephant

The recent conviction in the UK of a number of street preachers who were accused of inciting violence through the message they preached has raised some interesting questions. https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/bc7a4-blind_men_and_elephant2.jpg?w=529 As Christian Concern reports: The men were found guilty

The 11th hour fuss: delegation master class image
The 11th hour fuss: delegation master class

Something inexperienced (or overworked or undermotivated) leaders haven't yet mastered is the 11th hour fuss. It's not to be confused with micromanaging... even though on the surface it looks quite similar. The 11th hour fuss, is when you check in with someone you lead, or have delegated to,

Repost: Brief for a wedding sermon (October 2007) image
Repost: Brief for a wedding sermon (October 2007)

Here are the suprisingly detailed but surprisingly wise instructions given me by a couple I am to marry this year: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

When Jon Strutted His Stuff image
When Jon Strutted His Stuff

The first time I met Jonathan Strutt I realised that he matched his name.  Or so it seemed to me. There was a definite strut to him from what I could see. There I was, January 1988, a callow journalism graduate, freshly minted, starting a new job at a new Christian

Review: Ideas that Changed the World (video course about the Reformation) image
Review: Ideas that Changed the World (video course about the Reformation)

Dominic 'Introducing God' Steele has just produced a new 4-week course about the Protestant Reformation: Ideas that Changed the World. This comes in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: an occasion/excuse to highlight the theological ideas that lie at the heart of it, ideas that not only

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