Too busy doing church to do kingdom

Too busy doing church to do kingdom

We find ourselves very busy. As busyness goes, it’s a good kind of busy. Our social circles have widened and with them so have the range of invites, weekly options and activities going on hither and thither. We’ve split our bible study into three and...

A community cannot remain static

“A community cannot remain static. It is not an end in itself. It is like a fire which must spread even at the risk of burning out. A moment comes when a community can only grow through separation, sacrifice and gift. The more it finds unity, the more it must be...
Accidentally Luke Tenning it in Winchester

Accidentally Luke Tenning it in Winchester

Have you ever heard of someone “doing a Luke 10”? They’ve become a bit of a thing in our circles over the last few years.  In Luke 10 we read how Jesus paired up 72 of his followers and gave them some specific instructions. He told them: Ask the...
Don’t just do something, sit there

Don’t just do something, sit there

Michael Frost told a story of one megachurch that padded out a team with millions of dollars and sent them to a slum in India. The team flew over and swept in triumphantly, gathering the residents to tell them the glad tidings of their arrival and...

And we’re in!

After leaving work early on Friday and signing some pieces of paper at the estate agent’s office we spent a very busy evening lugging furniture, driving a van back and forth, cleaning and moving bags and boxes around. We finally got into our newly placed beds at...
Common Purse 2.5

Common Purse 2.5

I promised I’d publish a post describing the marks of our new common purse, the core qualities we intend it to be marked by, and here it is. Some of the trustees of the New Creation Christian Community had arranged to meet up with me to talk about our new...
Back to the Teapot

Back to the Teapot

Let me tell you a short true story. Once upon a time waaaay back in the late 60s the Holy Spirit turned up at a normal Baptist chapel in the sleepy English countryside. Things started kicking off big-time. Soon many of the hairy hippy freaks from round about came by...

Hello.

Where do I begin? A bunch of us have decided to leave our normal lives for six months and move into town, sharing a house. People need to find Jesus. We want to explore community, bringing something fresh to the table. We feel compelled to be generous, preaching the...