Weird, weird, weird. Those of you who have been tracking my progress through Edgehill knew this moment had to come at some point (a little earlier than for Jools, who had to abandon his flipflops, poor thing)… The time arrived in July when I put on the clerical shirt and collar in public for the … Read moreCollared!
One of the biggest changes in the way Methodist congregations (or in Church-speak, “societies”) work has been taking place in the last few years. Gone are ‘Leaders’ Meetings’, here now are ‘Church Councils’. Except that in many places, the name has changed but the thinking has not. Methodist Church Councils in Ireland are not (maybe … Read moreWhat is a Church Council?
I’ve been doing some thinking. And here’s the outcome… If I’m to lead one or more congregations in the near future they need to know that they can ask ‘Why’ I want to do something, or don’t want to do something. We need to be purpose-full in all things; being aim-less is less than helpful. … Read moreWhy?
I think it’s great that there are accessible, readable translations of the Bible available to us today. I certainly don’t know enough Greek or Hebrew to read the original, so I’m glad when many fine scholars put in years of work to produce English translations for our age and culture. One of the problems related … Read moreBible Translations
I was reading a friend-of-a-friend’s blog the other day. The person was thinking stuff along the lines of, “Why are we told that we are nothing without God? Why are people who don’t have God – nothing? Even when they do amazing things? … ‘The difference is that the Christian people have God. But I … Read moreSpot the Difference