Interview with Matt Chandler

Interview with Matt Chandler

When I was working at Compassion UK I managed to get an interview with Matt Chandler because I heard him mention that his church was involved with Compassion whilst listening to one of his sermons. Here’s the interview… Matt Chandler is the Pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. His family sponsor two Compassion … Continue reading

Jesus and the gym

Jesus and the gym

By Jon Bryars If you’ve ever gone to the gym, you’ll know the feeling. You complete the last rep on your set and you’re dead. It burns but it’s the good burn so you hand over the machine to the Bane lookalike (Batman’s nemesis  beast-like physique) who was waiting. While taking a sneaky peek at … Continue reading

Guess Who

Guess Who

By Joe Let me describe a certain type of person for you: They know God’s word inside-out They tithe They passionately avoid what they see as sin They are missionaries and committed to converting non-believers They are intensely obedient They believe in helping the poor They have disciples They are highly respected   Does this … Continue reading

Fatherhood – Part one of many…

Fatherhood – Part one of many…

I wanted to share some thoughts on a matter very close to my heart…Fatherhood. At the age of 19 whilst my friends were off to university and planning how to spend their student loans my Wife fell pregnant. At the time I was working as a data engineer, absolutely hated it. The main reason was … Continue reading

How Much Should I Give?

How Much Should I Give?

I have often heard Christians debate over this question in small group settings. Someone would say something like, “I just need to know how much I should be giving.” And even if it’s not explicitly discussed, I have sometimes detected people’s attitude towards money exposes an internal struggle. I understand the question and am always … Continue reading

Interview with Stevie Hall – Part 2

Interview with Stevie Hall – Part 2

Previously we heard from Stevie about his experience of being a Christian at university. Here is the transcript of that conversation. Here is part 2: What’s the best way to start a conversation about Jesus with non-Christian friends? I normally found that people would ask you a lot of questions. For instance, if I said … Continue reading

Wisdom: Ecclesiastes 1

Wisdom: Ecclesiastes 1

The first chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes, written by the great King Solomon at the end of a long and eventful life, asks the ultimate question: what is the meaning of life? “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which … Continue reading

Interview with Stevie Hall – Part 1

Interview with Stevie Hall – Part 1

University can be a tough and lonely time for a Christian. They will encounter new cultures, new ideas and new ways of worshiping and seeing God, often causing people who may have been so sure of themselves before to ask serious questions that they’ve never thought of before. It can be a destabilising time. Here … Continue reading

Is Your Ministry An Idol?

Is Your Ministry An Idol?

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.” Matthew 7:24 By writing this I am not claiming to have any sort of superior knowledge, I am genuinely curious and want to share my experience. I have been … Continue reading