And we’re back…Relaunching the Blog

And we’re back…Relaunching the Blog

Today I am officially relaunching my blog 🎉🎆🥳 I have taken the past year off to finish a dissertation. I planned on starting back once the dissertation was completed, but there was a trip to the States, some other random craziness, and I wanted to have at least ten...
No, the Buck Should Not Stop with You.

No, the Buck Should Not Stop with You.

A few years ago, I was talking with an individual about working together to plant a church. While the process was exciting, we eventually decided not to move forward together. We simply had too many areas where we didn’t mesh. Two issues that made it a no-go for me...
Drawing a Crowd

Drawing a Crowd

I am officially on holiday!! I’m hoping to post some photos here over the next week as we will be in some scenic places. Today I wanted to repost something put up here a few years ago as I think it ties in well with the series we just completed. :: originally...
In the Shadow of Christendom

In the Shadow of Christendom

Today is the eighth and final post in the series I’ve been writing on sermons.  (You can find the series here) For the past 1700 years or so (since Constantine), the church has operated under what is commonly called Christendom. Some characteristics of this...
A change I am Working On Currently

A change I am Working On Currently

This is post number seven in a series I am writing about sermons. (You can find the series here) As I was leaving Ithaca, I decided that I would change how I prepared for sermons. Two stories to explain why. Story 1: Around 2009 I realised that I was not a great...
Shifts in How I Teach

Shifts in How I Teach

This is post number six in a series I am writing about sermons. (you can find others in this series here.) I first began speaking in churches over 30 years ago. In that time, I have made some changes. Here are a few of the major ones. How I started: Three Points in an...