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A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about Singleness from 1 Corinthians 7 and how the church should do better at discipling singles in a sermon titled "It's Complicated" - Sanctifying Relationship Status...
Quite a few people have spoken to me about how they have noticed that the preaching calendar has changed at BBC this year. I have even had some chirps (well meaning I am sure) asking me if I have...
As many of you may be aware we are doing a three-week sermon series in November on how the gospel speaks into issues of race, diversity, community and hope. We are very excited about this series and...
Dear BBC
As many of you already know, I brought a bit of a bug back with me from my recent travels, and that bug very quickly snuck up on me and turned into pneumonia. It has been a very frustrating...
Dear BBC
God has been so kind to us in so many ways. He continues to choose to work in and through us in ways that confound and humble us, and we really are privileged to see his hand so powerfully...
This last Sunday we started our new series that we have called “Simple”. It is about the gospel fueled need to strip away a lot of the clutter in our lives to return to the things that really matter...
Dear BBC
For the last two years I have written blog posts in January asking people to help us with the crowding issues that we had been experiencing during services. You can find those posts here and...
A couple of years ago, I was reading Arnold Dallimore's excellent biography on the life and ministry of C.H. Spurgeon. He recounted stories of when the London Tabernacle was so packed on a Sunday...
People often ask me what I am reading and which authors I am learning from. I was fortunate enough to read quite a lot in 2014, and a great deal of what I read was very helpful and enjoyable, but not...
One of my all-time favourite scenes in a movie is when William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson) bellows out the phrase; “They may take our lives but they’ll never take our freedom!!”  This, whilst on...
Dear Dads
Happy Father’s Day! I hope and pray that it is a day of spoiling, rest and enjoyment with your family. I also hope that it is a day when you stop to consider your role as a dad and pause to...
Dear BBC
When I first joined the staff team at the church in 2006 a few of us sat down together in a room and asked the question, “What is the purpose of this church?” We just couldn’t get away from...

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