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A Sad Departure

November 18, 2015

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David J. Randall’s new book: A Sad Departure: Why we could not stay in the Church of Scotland, chronicles the all too familiar departure from biblical orthodoxy, this time in the Church of Scotland, and the recent sad departure of ministers and congregations as a result. It contains a narrative familiar to many of us in Anglican North […]

10,000+ Views

February 26, 2014

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The WordPress Statistics page told me that my blog passed 10,000 views this week. I am stunned. I know that in the digital world news sites can receive 10,000 views in minutes and large churches can see weekend attendance at that number, but I am just a small church pastor/church planter in a small corner […]

Thank You, Article XXXVII

February 24, 2014

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One of the realities when you switch churches and denominations is how one network of communication is unplugged and another network is connected. It takes a bit of time to find out where you are in all of this. But after having done moves to England and back again I have found that it is best […]

Hello, I must be going, 5

December 27, 2013

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The more determined men become to despise the teaching of Christ, the more zealous should godly ministers be to assert it and the more strenuous their efforts to preserve entire. And more than that, by their diligence to ward off Satan’s attack. John Calvin The reality of what was clearly taught throughout the Scriptures concerning […]

Hello, I must be going

November 20, 2013

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The more determined men become to despise the teaching of Christ, the more zealous should godly ministers be to assert it and the more strenuous their efforts to preserve entire. And more than that, by their diligence to ward off Satan’s attack. John Calvin About three-thirty Thursday October 3rd I received a phone call from […]

Decline and…

April 12, 2013

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I read a blog by Brian Croft the other day who asked some questions concerning our assumptions on decline that got me thinking. Like him the more I hear the push “to overcome” the “plateau or decline” the more I pause and think of scenarios where a church’s decline in numbers is not necessarily a […]

Seeker, Seeking, Sought

February 16, 2013

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Ever met an evangelist? I met one recently in the pages of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. He is simply called “Evangelist” but it would be wrong to impose upon Bunyan’s character a modern understanding of an itinerant, American-style preacher. Rather, Evangelist here represents an important facet of the office of pastor which remains connected […]