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Links from the world of Christianity & Theology

Some interesting links from the world of Christianity & Theology: One in five Brits do not know Jesus Christ born on 25 December, study finds: Report that a study has found that one in five British people do not know that the birth of Jesus is celebrated on Christmas Day. Church of England trains leaders to […]

Sam Allberry’s 2 minutes on homosexuality

Sam Allberry who is a speaker for RZIM, founding editor of Living Out, and author of Is God Anti-Gay? addressed the Church of England General Synod in London this week:  

Why God Might Not Have Plans To Prosper You And Keep You Safe

Martin Saunders has written a brilliant article on how too often we misinterpret Jeremiah 29:11 – instead we need to understand that God “doesn’t promise we’ll all get rich, and he doesn’t promise that life is going to be easy. His plan is so much grander than that.”: It’s one of the most popular verses in the Bible, […]

YLG2016: Morning 1

The third Lausanne Young Leaders Gathering is happening in Jakarta.  YLG2016 is a gathering of 1,000 younger leaders from over 160 countries who will connect, pray, and discern together God’s leading of their generation for his global mission.  It’s a privilege to be here and to share my notes of Dave Benson from the first Morning Plenary with you. […]

YLG2016: Opening Ceremony

The third Lausanne Young Leaders Gathering is happening in Jakarta.  YLG2016 is a gathering of 1,000 younger leaders from over 160 countries who will connect, pray, and discern together God’s leading of their generation for his global mission.  It’s a privilege to be here and to share my notes of the Opening Ceremony with you.   Sarah Breuel Why […]

Children and Holy Communion

Recently I have been doing some reading about children and Holy Communion.  One of the most helpful things I read was this blog by Margaret Pritchard Houston: As we were preparing to admit six children to Holy Communion before Confirmation, our curate turned to me and said, ‘So we admit them at age 7? Explain this […]

Empowering Children as Ministers

Empowering Children as Ministers was a day conference organised by Gill Ambrose and Ally Barrett (Reverendally), with help from the Praxis East Committee. The notes from the day show it to have been a rich and thought provoking day with a diverse group of ministers and church representatives reflecting together on how they might empower our churches’ […]

Global Connections conference: From where I’m sitting

I am excited to be one of the contributors at the Global Connections conference in May.  I find this a fascinating conference in comparison to many others I go to as this is one of the few conferences where I see not just training or abstract research being presented, but instead new agreements and partnerships […]

Children’s Society research paper

The Children’s Society have recently published a very helpful paper on ‘Too old, too young?: Theology on the ambiguity of adolescence and the impact of neglect’. As the foreword by Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester says: In order to deal with the practical issues around how to protect and nurture children and young people as they […]

REBOOT Youth Apologetics Day

REBOOT is RZIM’s Youth Apologetics strand for ages 12 to 18.  They launched their first ever REBOOT event last year: I’m looking to bring the Dibden youth along to this event.  Book now for REBOOT 2014 on Saturday 27th September at St Mary’s Bryanston Square, London W1H 1PQ. Text your questions to be covered on the day to 07981973740. […]

Spring Harvest 2014: Bible Teaching Day 5

Simon Ponsonby, from St. Aldates Church in Oxford is leading the Main Bible Teaching at Spring Harvest this week, and he’s speaking this morning on the Holy Spirit:   Thinking this morning about the Holy Spirit.  It was almost prophetic that we got the video wrong, he blows where he wants to be!  It is often […]

Spring Harvest 2014: Bible Teaching Day 4

Simon Ponsonby, from St. Aldates Church in Oxford is leading the Main Bible Teaching at Spring Harvest this week:   Struck last night by the amazing testimony from Barnabas.  Asked himself the question what would have happened if he had not committed Psalm 23 to memory?  What would have happened if he hadn’t have had God’s […]