Updated on May 1, 2019 by Eddie
It isn’t enough for mission agencies to tell exciting stories about their work. I give four reasons why they should explain why they do what they do – and I make a cheeky comment about preaching.
I don’t listen to recordings of sermons. I mean, even when they are playing, I don’t really listen, I do something else as well, and that’s a problem.
Culture isn’t just about whether Beethoven is better than Ed Sheeran, it also covers why English people tend to refuse a biscuit to go with their tea until they are asked a second time.
Posted on February 14, 2010 by Eddie
How often have you heard someone say, “that may be what I said, but it’s not what I meant”? The thing is, language is not a very exact tool for communication and there are loads of pitfalls in… Read More
Posted on November 17, 2008 by Eddie
Yesterday, I was preaching at Newtonbreda Baptist Church in Belfast (you will be able to download the sermons here eventually). It seemed to go well, I was prepared, the people were attentive and the reception was good. In… Read More
Some random thoughts on preaching and listening to preaching…. Throw away your commentaries. I know this sounds heretical, and I do believe in serious Biblical scholarship, but too often sermons seem to be based on the commentaries and… Read More
Posted on July 31, 2008 by Eddie
This is the second in a series of posts examining the Five marks of mission; based loosely on Mission in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission edited by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross. Proclaiming… Read More
Posted on May 20, 2008 by Eddie
Tim Chester has just kicked off what looks as though it will be a fascinating series on the place of sermons in church life. The case for the sermon seems to be that it reflects the authority if… Read More