This past weekend, I had the immense privilege of preaching twice at The Call Conference in Pretoria for my good friend Rory Dyer. It was a very special time and I am always so grateful and humbled that people would trust me enough to share at these sorts of things. On Friday night I spoke... Continue Reading →
The church is messed up. We don't need to get defensive about that. It is made up of messed up people, and it is led and shepherded by messed up people. But when she acts like she is supposed to act, there is nothing like it in the world.
Yesterday, I had the rare privilege of sharing some thoughts with my brothers and sister at the Acts 29 Global Gathering in Nashville, TN. It has been a remarkable time together and I love this family more than ever. I was tasked to speak for fifteen minutes on things I have learned as church planter... Continue Reading →
Some time ago I wrote about some of the reasons that we were beginning to pursue a preaching team strategy at BBC. You can find that article here. It got a fairly significant and diverse response from right across the world. The responses mixed from applause to cynicism, but behind all of those responses lay a... Continue Reading →
A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about Singleness from 1 Corinthians 7 and how the church should do better at discipling singles in a sermon titled "It's Complicated" - Sanctifying Relationship Status. After this sermon, one of our congregants, Gareth Brady, emailed me and shared how he and his wife Robyn wanted to disciple singles in their community, as he... Continue Reading →
In week 20 of our study in 1 Corinthians, we have a look at Paul's powerful description of the ordinance of communion. What is this sacred meal? What benefit does it have for believers? How best should we prepare for it and live as a result of it? Messy Grace - Part 20 - Blog... Continue Reading →
I would far rather have a legacy that leaves lots of other gifted communicators of God's truth to serve the church, than one that simply saw me preach a lot because people liked it.