Isolation in Christian communities

Isolation in Christian communities 

March 29, 2022

I became a Christian as a result of going to a church youth camp when I was fourteen. None of my family or friends practised Christian faith. The only Christians I knew were a few teenagers from the church youth group, which was especially difficult during school holidays when the youth group didn’t meet. While…

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Book Review : Experiencing God together

Book Review : Experiencing God together

January 28, 2021

In the early part of this book, Henry Blackaby describes the many successes he’s had in the churches he has pastored. These churches have grown numerically as people have experienced God’s love and grace in a church community. I found this somewhat depressing as I have rarely been part of a church like that. However,…

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Christian Today article - Social Capital

Social Capital

November 17, 2020

Recently, I wrote this article for Christian Today about the importance of social capital. The term “social capital” has become popular among social analysts to explain the value of community, connectedness and a sense of belonging. It’s something God knew long before we coined a term for it. God said, “It is not good for the man to…

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My Book Review : How to walk into church

Book Review : How to Walk into Church

September 26, 2019

How to Walk into Church is one of the Brief Books series by publisher Matthias Media. It has seven short chapters and is 64 pages in length. The author Tony Payne writes about his experiences of walking into church which he has done regularly for many years. He writes to encourage churchgoers to be more…

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