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The Vicar’s Wife’s book goes on sale today

It’s been a year since IVP asked The Vicar’s Wife to write a book, though it seems like much longer if you’ve lived in the vicarage. The Ministry of a Messy House officially goes on sale today, although anyone who … Continue reading

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40 days of transformation: Day 8 – don’t bite off…

Today is the twelfth day of Lent.  I’m only on Day 8 of 40 days of transformation.  Even taking two days off for Sundays, I’ve missed a couple of days.  This is fairly typical for me.  I bite off more … Continue reading

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Hymn for Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

We sang this brilliant hymn on Sunday night, which captures the essence of the book our preaching team is reading together “Instruments in the Redeemer’s hands”: Lord, speak to me, that I may speak In living echoes of Thy tone; … Continue reading

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Which church would you prefer to be ordained into?

I’ve been reading the Church of England’s ordinal with my ministry trainee in preparation for his Bishops’ Advisory Panel.  As we read the Book of Common Prayer ordinal it dawned on me that I was asked quite different questions at … Continue reading

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Effectiveness = creativity x order

At a time management course last week, the following equation was thrown in to encourage the creative to be more orderly and the orderly to be more creative. Effectiveness = creativity x order The equation presses a biblical button as … Continue reading

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Carson Pue Mentoring Leaders #6

I’ve recently been on youth camp training and find it a really useful exercise in church leadership.  The two guys who run our camp think structurally and do a really excellent job of delegating all the tasks required to run … Continue reading

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Which way are you sailing?

For many people the Christian life begins by grasping the cross of Christ through repentance and faith. The cross is the starting point, like a harbour in a storm, and then the Christian sets sail. With the cross behind them, … Continue reading

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