How Psalm 90 helped me pray for my generation

One of the best investments I made with my time during my recent sabbatical was to study through (almost all of) the Psalms – I’m hoping to study those still left in my own time over the next few weeks. Like so many others before me, I found that the Psalms increased my faith and … Continue reading How Psalm 90 helped me pray for my generation

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How do we get new believers reading the Bible for themselves? – introducing the Bible Course

For me, perhaps the absolute highlight of student ministry with CUs is getting to attend a baptism of a student who has come to faith, and for whom the CU has played an important part in their conversion. It’s been a tremendous blessing to have attended many of these over the years. Getting baptised and … Continue reading How do we get new believers reading the Bible for themselves? – introducing the Bible Course

Review: Evangelism in a Skeptical World (Sam Chan) – Part 2

Yesterday I started a two-part review of Sam Chan’s brilliant new book on sharing the gospel, Evangelism in a Skeptical World. Here are some further thoughts. One of the questions Chan poses is this: under God, why are more Asian Americans professing faith in Christ than Caucasian (white) Americans? No doubt, to adequately answer this … Continue reading Review: Evangelism in a Skeptical World (Sam Chan) – Part 2

Review: Evangelism in a Skeptical World (Sam Chan) – Part 1

For quite a while I’ve been searching for a book to recommend that both captures some of the challenges and opportunities for evangelism today within post-Christian cultures, and which offers some practical steps forward. Many books either remain academically insightful but frustrating in application for the practitioner, or are so pragmatically shaped that they lack … Continue reading Review: Evangelism in a Skeptical World (Sam Chan) – Part 1

Putting together a lunchtime message for Human Durham – a worked example

I took a slightly different apologetic approach in the lunchtime messages I brought at Human Durham last week. All week, we were emphasising that human experience cannot be reduced to just one aspect – we’re not, for example, brains on legs. And so I wanted my apologetic approach to be holistic too. Whilst the approach … Continue reading Putting together a lunchtime message for Human Durham – a worked example