Investing in Volunteers

In a week or two’s time, I’m due to lead a session on ‘Investing in Volunteers’. I’m not entirely sure how I got myself into this and I’m far from sure about what I...

Challenging Times » Can churches grow?

Challenging Times » Can churches grow? ‘If we are really going to see the Christian faith thrive again then we will need three other things: * Ways to develop and sustain a more radical kind of Chr...

Fire at Southampton University.

BBC News | In pictures | Fire at university laboratory We live fairly close to the University and we could see the smoke from our house. Normally, I don’t see anyone else up and about when I tak...

Work Life Balance

A few weeks ago I was asked to teach a session on Time Management on the Learning to Serve course here in Southampton. This was a bit of a joke given how much I struggle with time management myself, h...

Is God No Fun?

This is the title of an Evangelistic Lunchtime talk which I have agreed to give at Southampton University. I wonder, does anyone reading this have any profound thoughts on this subject they would like...

What is Christian Mission?

I’ve been mulling over the question of the nature of Christian mission for a while now. I’ve not come up with anything new – others have looked at this in more depth and with more kn...

Interesting DVD’s

No, I’m not about to suggest a movie that you might want to watch (though, in passing, we watched Alexander last night and I really wouldn’t reccomend that you waste your time on it –...

Product Placement

There has been some recent criticism of BBC television dramas, saying that the producers have taken payments from companies in return for displaying the products of those companies during the dramas. ...

Books and Stuff

I’ve just finished my first study week at Spurgeon’s College. It was an interesting, though tiring time. One of the great things about starting a new course is that it gives me the excuse ...

Electronic Bibles

The team who are working together here in Manila start of their day with a short time of Bible study and prayer. This morning, I noticed that not one of us sitting round the table had a paper Bible op...