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The Diamond Jubilee – A Quiet Reflection

The Diamond Jubilee – A Quiet Reflection

You can’t have missed the fact that the Poms have been out in the dismal London rain (I believe they call it “summer”) celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. And if there’s one thing the Poms know how to do – it’s pomp and ceremony.

But all that celebrating got me to thinking. What would our world look like if those of us who are subjects of the King of Kings, celebrated Him, the way the British are celebrating their Queen?

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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Listening

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Listening

Friends, Romans, countrymen … lend me your ears.

That was Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s  Julius Caesar – calling the people to listen to him after the assassination of big Juli.

Hmm. I wonder how he’d get on today. Because listening these days, is something of a lost art. We’re all so busy. There are so many voices shouting at us. So mostly, we just tune out.

And yet listening is at the very least, one half of the equation in  engaging in genuine communication. So if no one’s listening, well …we have something of a problem. Do ya think?!

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Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

It’s tragically sad but true, that most Christians are hell bent (!) on squandering the new life that Jesus died and rose again to bring them.

Statistically – based on the research I reported on in a recent blog – the one thing, the only thing that strongly correlates with radically reduced sin and radically transformed lives, is engaging with God’s Word four times a week or more.

And most Christians don’t. Why?

Mostly it’s because we don’t know how to engage with the Bible in a life-changing way.
But that’s all about to change!

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A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed

A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed

Well, this blog post comes from the Christian Media Australia annual conference on the Gold Coast Queensland. It’s a time when many of those who serve the Lord in the media come together to learn, to “network” and to grow.

That’s great. But the thing that’s really struck me afresh this year, is that the greatest thing for me at these conferences is catching up with old friends. People I’ve worked with “in the trenches” over the years.

Doesn’t sound very “missional” does it? Until you realise that the Bible has a lot to say about … friends.

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Honest Answers Poll #4 – What Does Easter Really Mean to You?

Honest Answers Poll #4 – What Does Easter Really Mean to You?

Well, Easter’s just round the corner, so what I’d like to know is what Easter really means to you. That’s what this poll is all about.

Now please understand – I’m not asking you to tell me what you think it should mean, but rather what your actual experience of Easter has been. (Don’t worry, the poll is totally anonymous. I can’t even tell who’s responded, let alone how someone’s answered.)

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Honest Answers Poll Top 5 Results

Honest Answers Poll Top 5 Results

Thank you if you were one of those responsible for the awesome response to the 3 Honest Answers Poll questions … we had over 1300 individual votes!. In this post, I’m sharing the poll results and my initial thoughts on the top 5 conclusions that arise out of the data.

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Honest Answer #3 How’s Your Daily Walk with Jesus?

Honest Answer #3 How’s Your Daily Walk with Jesus?

This is the last in our current series of Honest Answers QUICK-POLLS looking at people’s intimacy with God. Very soon, we’ll be taking a look at the results – already some very interesting things emerging. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and I am really interested in what you have to say too …

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