Are we too independent?

There is nothing like asking for help to take a shot at your pride. Asking for help so often feels like the equivalent of being a failure. You can’t achieve something yourself, so you need someone else to do it for you. It’s a humbling experience. Most parents have a desire for their kids grow up […]

Freely: free high quality Christian stock photography

    Yet another free stock photo source? Freely can be especially useful as they have a range of Christian-themed photography. It’s a small but growing collection. You might find something useful here for your next flyer or sermon series. It’s at least worth adding to your bookmarks for later.  

Free Bible Studies: The Persecuted Church

The global persecution of Christians has been made significantly more public in recent times. Although many of us live in relative peace and freedom, we have become more exposed to those who suffer significantly for their faith, and often with their lives. Open Doors is an organisation involved in a lot excellent work in advocacy, […]

The Bible Project: Great videos on Biblical Theology

[youtube id=”KOUV7mWDI34″] The Bible Project is working to create free summary videos on every book of the Bible, as well as some of the major themes of Scripture. They seek to show how the story of the Bible unfolds through a series of 5-6 minute animated videos. They are visually appealing, and look like excellent resources for training, small […]

The place of ‘story’ in identity and faith formation – Part 1

Stories captivate. The magnitude and influence of the modern film industry attests to our desire for captivating stories. The most endearing stories are those which draw us in through subjective narrative. They allow us to position ourselves within the story, providing avenues for the construction of meaning and identity. Stories resonate especially with young people. As […]

Book Review: The Truest Thing About You

What is the truest thing about you? Many things may be true of you. But what is the truest? Our problem is this: “You’re clinging to true things about yourself that simply aren’t that true. You’re elevating things that are merely true – or half-true, or true some days but not others – to the […]

Bits and Pieces 26/8/14

Lifehacker has a great blog post on 5 reasons your presentations are letting you down. Whilst it has the business world in mind, the points are equally worth reflecting on how we preach and teach in ministry. You can now pick up a free ebook of the excellent God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts. Over at […]