My trusted system includes various structures for sustainable sacrifice in Christian ministry. How does this trusted system work for me in a typical week?
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‘Ministry’ in Ephesians 4:12 does not mean ‘service’; it is fundamentally a matter of ‘bringing’ the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to people.
My weekly review enables me to approach the week as an arena of opportunities to serve God and others; rather than as a minefield of formidable unknowns.
How do I integrate all the stuff from my inboxes into my trusted system? I need to create tasks that work. Each task needs certain essential elements.
This post is about a core habit that helps me to reduce everyday stress. This involves identifying all my inboxes in life, and daily emptying them.
Ministry in Ephesians 4:12 does not mean ‘service’. Rather, it is fundamentally a matter of ‘bringing’ the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to people.
Communications technologies make it hard to regulate the various facets of life, e.g. “work”, “home” and “rest”. I use the concept of “zones” to do this.
Being a Christian involves being committed to people. But all these commitments can be a source of stress, unless they are captured. Here’s how I do it.
Christian ministry involves constantly asking: “What should I be doing right now?” This is where my “trusted system” is incredibly useful to me.
One of my jobs as a Christian minister is to work out how to use my phone without being used by it. A key way to do this is to put apps in their place.
One of my jobs as a Christian minister is to work out how to use my phone without being used by it. A key way to do this is to minimise notifications.
This blog series is about habits and personal organisation structures I’ve developed over the years for “sustainable sacrifice” in Christian ministry.
An interview with Dr Claire Smith, an expert in the language of teaching and learning in the New Testament
The video of my talk “Are We There Yet? Exile in the Bible” is now available to watch
I’ll be speaking on the topic of “Exile in the Bible” at Nexus16, alongside Kanishka Raffel, Phil Colgan and others (video)
Ephesians helps us come to grips with what Christian speech is all about, and how that affects our speech in the online world.
A brief biblical exploration of the way the gospel shapes the speech of every Christian as they confess Jesus Christ with their mouth. Now available as an ebook.
I’ll be speaking at the Nexus 2016 Conference for gospel workers, on 23 May 2016, on the topic of “Ministry in Exile”.
The Top 10 most popular Bible verses for 2015: what we can learn about God and ourselves
A brief biblical exploration of the way the gospel shapes the speech of every Christian as they confess Jesus Christ with their mouth.
It’s easy to seek security and importance in this life through the praise of others but it’s a recipe for trouble.
A one day conference addressing the topic of pastoral ministry; Thursday 10 September 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm
GoThereFor.com is a treasure trove of high quality ideas, Bible studies, training materials and other resources for making disciples of Christ.
Andrew Heard is the Senior Minister of EV Church. He has responded to John Dickson’s response to his paper engaging with an ongoing discussion over the meaning of the verb “teach” in 1 Timothy 2:12.
The Anglican contribution to the Neutral Bay Multifaith service 2014. The topic: “being instruments of peace”