The end of the journey

Pilgrim's Progressed and we reached the end of this series Weeks four, five and six of Pilgrim's progress are up! As part of the story Bunyan wrote this song (well not this exactly but it's pretty similar) and I think it's fantastic in its teaching. I do find the traditional tune stirring: it is also … Continue reading The end of the journey

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New Series!

A Pilgrim's Progress and how it helps us realise what it really means to be a Christian I cried the first time I read it. When Christian loses his burden in the shadow of the cross: I broke down.  I knew what that felt like and to my embarrassment I knew (and still know) I … Continue reading New Series!

Distinctives

Living a life that's different because that's what following Jesus looks like Here's another short youth work series: Distinctive Living. I adapted Vaughn Roberts book Distinctives into five short studies for teens. The idea being; it's hard as a teenager to stand out from the crowd and they need all the encouragement they can get that … Continue reading Distinctives

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This excellent post I just found on an excellent parenting blog Check out: Helping your kids engage with church on the excellent Gospel Centered Parenting blog written by parents for parents - it contains some good ideas (ones I've seen worked out in practice by multiple parents in multiple churches), praise for Sunday Schools (yay!) and, for … Continue reading Check out…

How to…

Help an anxious child whether it's first-day-jitters or an anxiety attack Anxiety (along with depression) is the most common mental health issue today.  Having just read Emma Scrivener's latest book A New Day which deals in part with anxiety and receiving some helpful guidance from secular sources because all the schools are preparing for a … Continue reading How to…