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A Very Different Mothers’ Day

A Very Different Mothers’ Day

 

I spent this past Mothers’ Day just outside a township in Western Cape, South Africa. I was asked to speak at a church and give “a Mothers’ Day message”. All good, not a problem … until the pastor told me that there were three mothers in the congregation who’d lost their sons – killed in gang violence – since last Mothers’ Day.

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How Friendly is Your Church?

How Friendly is Your Church?

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I recently received a tragic email from a listener about his experience with several churches. Sadly, what he wrote is not an isolated occurrence. In my experience, it’s all too common. Here’s what he said …

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A Guide to Disagreeing with Dignity

A Guide to Disagreeing with Dignity

 

There are always going to be some things that we’re not going to be able to agree upon. Ever! And that makes the skill of disagreeing with dignity, a very important skill indeed. Otherwise it’d be bedlam. In fact, it already is!

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Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

 

With the unexpected outcome of the Brexit referendum reverberating around the globe, uncertainty seems to be reigning supreme – and not just in the United Kingdom and Europe. And the truth is that most people don’t cope well at all well with that.

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Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

 

Pastor Rick Warren is a man who has done many powerful and amazing things in furthering the Gospel and seeing lives changed. Of that, there can be no doubt. But recently, his behaviour with singing legend Elton John has caused a media furore.  

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Meet the Agnostic on Our Worship Team

Meet the Agnostic on Our Worship Team

 

Yah – I bet that got your attention! And it’s true. For several years, our church has had a “born again agnostic” – Vanessa – on our worship team. How does that make you feel? To tell you the truth, I was uncomfortable about it for a long time. 

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Three Powerful Lessons from a Small Giant

Three Powerful Lessons from a Small Giant

Every now and then, you meet a giant in your life.  I’m talking a good giant here, not a bad one. The sort that Isaac Newton spoke of when he said:

If at times it appeared that I could see further than others,
it’s because I’ve stood on the shoulders of giants.

Here are 3 powerful lessons that I learned from a “small giant” in my life.

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