Christian Leaders Getting the Virus. A Christian homily.

The last few weeks have been eventful. I have come down with the dreaded Coronavirus Covid 19 and survived. I have had a dry irritating cough, a very high fever, shortness of breath and a very tight chest. Along with this I appear to have lost me sense of smell. Fortunately I have no under laying medical conditions and am relatively healthy and fit for my age. Like most Christian Leaders my job revolves around meeting with and interacting with people. Like every Christian I know, I shake hands so it is not surprising that I caught the virus. I have come into contact with the unseen monster of horror… Read More

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Christian Leaders calling the nation to prayer

Last week I listened to the announcement made by Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK, in regards to the Coronavirus. He was surrounded by the scientists and the line was follow these steps and try and be safe. He said it was a once in a lifetime event that the world had not seen in generations. But unlike other Prime Ministers in the past he did not call the nation to prayer. Over the last 12 months we have had as a nation a political decision that divided us and now is the time to heal. The floods we have experienced have been once in a life time events,… Read More

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Young Christian Leaders, The Holy Spirit, Planning and You.

I was reading a number of blogs this last week, where the authors were discussing and disparaging the need for 5 year plans. One of them thought that it was impossible to do any forward planning for churches, because of the inconsistency of human beings and therefore the inability to predict with any certainty the future. The other blogger was a little more circumspect saying that the maximum he could future plan was 2 years. They also discussed the God factor and the need to be open to the moving and working of the Holy Spirit and how human plans interfered with this. Both bloggers were right but both were… Read More

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