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Metrics, measurement and Christian ministry.

Introduction. How do those in Christian ministry and leadership ever really know that they are doing a “good job” or have done a “good job”? Can Christian ministry be ever “measured”? By the numbers of those “led to faith” in Christ? By numbers “attending”/”not attending” worship on a Sunday morning? By the health of the…

For “Trinity Sunday”. Stepping gently into the mystic…

Introduction. Funny. Well, not really that funny… But when I think of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst the trauma of a highly sectarianised and violent community conflict, it was curious how certain, I and a good few of my buddies were on matters of theology, doctrine, the Bible. I mean “themuns”, over there, with…

This Pentecost, Holy Spirit. Take us by the hand…

Originally posted on Wee Pilgrim:
Introduction. As human beings, touch conveys so, so much. We are tactile beings and when touch is used and offered appropriately, sympathetically and lovingly; touch builds us and others up. The touch of a lover, the touch of a small child resting on a parent’s lap, the hearty handshake or…