The Reading Wishlist

The truth is I have too many books on my reading Wishlist, and given the rate at which I add more on, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that I will ever get round to completing it. At one point, I split my Wishlist into fictional and non-fiction. It is ridiculous! Furthermore, there are some books…

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What is the Leadership Mandate?

Hebrews 13:7 and 8 give us a mandate for all Christians in regards to their relationship with their leaders. “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” As Christians we…

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Why suffering and why sin?

I recently came across an answer to this question that I honestly don’t think I’ve heard before. At it’s come from John Piper’s recent book ‘Providence’: ‘There are, no doubt, countless wise and holy reasons God plans to permit sin…[one of these is] that God’s ultimate aim in creation and providence is to display the…

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Six Leadership Lessons (Part 3): Sense of Destiny and Lifetime Perspective

The first two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. The next two lessons were 3) recognising the importance of leadership selection and development and 4) maintaining a dynamic ministry philosophy. This week we finish looking at Clinton’s six leadership lessons. 5) Effective…

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Rededication of the Blog

Around a month ago, my premium subscription to WordPress expired and I had a decision to make. Should I pay for another year? The cost is essentially financial. But what are the benefits? Well, the first time round I thought the benefit was earning money through adverts. I thought I was on my way to…

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Six Leadership Lessons (Part 2): Training Others and Maintaining a Dynamic Ministry Philosophy

The previous two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. We continue now looking at Bobby Clinton’s six leadership lessons which seem to appear consistently throughout the lives of many Christian leaders. 3) Effective leaders recognise leadership selection and development as a primary…

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