Steve Addison is a lifelong student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Thankfully, he has now published his many years of reflection and research into an inspiring new book, Movements that Change the World. It should help to fuel church planting movements everywhere. Steve notes that movements that change the world are characterised by … Continue reading Movements that Change the World
The subject of Creation Care is becoming an important one within the Christian church. "Creation Care", rather than "environmentalism", is the term used by many evangelicals to refer to the responsibility that followers of Christ have to take care of God's earth. Influential Christian thinker, Francis Schaeffer once said, "... nature: it is not our … Continue reading Creation Care
One of the things I really enjoy is learning new things or learning to do things I already know even better. The book of Proverbs tells us that an openness to new things and a passion for learning is a key to gaining wisdom for life. Today, there really is no excuse for not learning … Continue reading For Dummies and Idiots …
Here are a some more interesting facts about the human body ... 42. There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the United States and Canada combined. 43. Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it. 44. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the … Continue reading The Amazing Human Body (Pt.2)
In one of my favourite Psalms, David says this to God: "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in … Continue reading The Amazing Human Body (Pt.1)
How do you do a SHORT blog post (instructions of him who must be obeyed) on C.S. Lewis? There are few writers who have so profoundly affected my spiritual formation as the writings of C.S. Lewis. For a detailed bio of his life visit this web site or this one. “Jack”, as he was known by … Continue reading To Jack – A Tribute to C.S. Lewis by Nicole Conner
What one thing could you change right now that would have the biggest impact on your life? Is it starting to do something that you're not doing? Is it stopping doing something? Is it doing more of something ... or less of something? Have a think about it ... then why not go ahead and … Continue reading One thing to change your world …
When I began my blog just under two years ago (August 17th, 2007), I had a number of experienced bloggers advise me to not allow any comments. They had chosen to close off their blogs from any comments or to only allow approved comments to be published. Why? Because in each case, their blog had been somewhat … Continue reading New Blog Commenting Guidelines
A burglar broke into a house, shining his torch around and looking for valuables. He had just picked up a CD player when a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying: "Jesus is watching you." He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked off his torch and froze. When he heard nothing more … Continue reading Jesus is Watching You!
Here are a variety of resources that I have found helpful in the whole process of writing a book: 1. Self-Publishing: Check out Self Publishing, which is an excellent web site dedicated to helping people publish their own material. Click here, here and here for some similar web sites. There are also many publishers who will take manuscript … Continue reading How to Write a Book (Pt 2)
With the recent release of my new book Prison Break: Finding Personal Freedom, I've had a few people ask me, "How do you write a book?" and "Where do you find the time to write?" So I thought I'd give you a brief outline of how to write and publish your own book (just in … Continue reading How to Write a Book (Pt 1)
Jim Collins is the best-selling author of Built to Last and Good to Great. Collins is a student of companies and organisations - great ones, good ones, weak ones, and failed ones. His latest book (which I picked up recently in an airport bookshop in the USA), based on extensive research, is How the Mighty … Continue reading ‘How the Mighty Fall’ by Jim Collins (Book Review)
A few funny questions to start off the week ... 1. Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin? 2. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? 3. Why is "abbreviated" such a long word? 4. Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"? 5. Why is … Continue reading Funny Questions
I have just written a new book called Prison Break: Finding Personal Freedom. Living in our broken world creates the possibility of becoming trapped by various negative emotions and habits that can easily become like a prison around us. The book contains practical principles for finding freedom from common problems such as anger, fear, worry, … Continue reading A New Book: Prison Break
On a lighter note ... do you think dogs go to heaven? Two churches in a southern USA town are fighting it out. You could call it a 'signs debate' between Our Lady of Martyrs Catholic Church and Cumberland Presbyterian, a fundamentalist church, which are right across the street from each other. From top to bottom … Continue reading Do Dogs Go to Heaven?