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Lose The Young Men, Lose The Church

On Sunday morning, or whenever you corporately meet, take a second to glance around and conduct a quick demographic survey. If your church is like mine there’ll be a fairly healthy smattering of kids, married couples and older folk but there could well be a gap in 20-30 single somethings, and an even bigger gap where the guys should be. …

Real Men Don’t Do Church

Carl Beech has just finished a four-part series entitled ‘Real Men Don’t Do Church’ over on the CVM Blog. Looking at why men might not find church in the UK appealing today, Carl analyses the problem before offering helpful advice on what to do about it. “Most men completely by-pass church.  They see it as a place that according to …

Dr. J. I. Packer: Thoughts for New and Old Christians

At last night’s service in Bath with Dr. J. I. Packer we were treated to a quick question and answer time before the main message (which incidentally was taken from Luke 1:67-80 entitled, “Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment.”) From this Q & A session I want to highlight three questions and their answers that I found particularly insightful and helpful. 1. …

The Cause

Yesterday a new sermon series, The Cause, began at Bath City Church. This ongoing series, from Ephesians, should be quiet exciting. I’ll be studying the book over the next month or so myself and look forward to learning much from it.

Mars Hill Church

On Sunday I had the privelge of attending Mars Hill Church in Seattle for the first time in person. As one who frequently listens to the podcasts it was a pleasure to visit the church and see first hand what goes on. Walking into the Ballard campus I knew I was at Mars Hill straight away by the familiar branding …

The Disaster of the Church in Great Britain

In studying the Reformation recently I am amazed at the work of God who in His faithfulness kept the church – His bride – on track. Now, historically I became queasy when Christians started talking about brides and bridegrooms outside of weddings. I have pictures of women (and, sadly, men too) thinking that they’re the bride and Christ is the …