I was driving through the Derbyshire Dales recently. The road snaked through the valleys, perhaps not as pronounced as the ones near to where I live in West Yorkshire; nevertheless, you could see the natural beauty. The colours of the hills, fresh from further rainfall, were a mixture of greens and the rich autumnal blend…Read more The Source for 2020
If administration is the process for a company to escape insolvency, and if that were to fail, liquidation is the ending of a company, the selling off of any assets to pay off creditors, this would suggest that the business model currently used has not worked. There's an alternative, known as "pre-pack insolvency" which is…Read more Administration…Liquidation…what’s next for the church?
On Saturday 19th October, 250+ members of the Methodist Church travelled to Westminster Church House, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, to consult on the latest policy document from the Methodist Church Evangelism and Growth team, entitled God For All. There was something else going on #SuperSaturday as well - not the football, nor England…Read more What’s next for the Methodist Church?
Have you ever been in a cave or a tunnel and tried to shout out and then hear the echoes? We hear the reverberations of our voice, perhaps not so clearly as our initial shout, but it is our voice. Bats use this technique all the time. In a political world we currently - it…Read more Our Echo Chamber : Who hears us, can we silence ourselves?
Once some animals went to Heaven. The Golden Labrador asked God if it could sit on his left side, to keep him company. The Alsatian asked God if it could sit at his right side, to protect him. The cat said to God "you are in my seat". We have a cat. We live in…Read more Which glasses to choose?
I have been struck recently by the tension facing the church today: does it focus upon buildings or the people? Financially, our buildings have become a significant issue for us as we fight to keep them up to date with the latest building regulation etc. It’s pretty obvious, that we need to do this for…Read more Do we need a building anymore?
We often hear that "we should give <person's name> a good send off..."Why exactly? If we don't manage to give them a 'good send off' will that affect their departure? Is it like catching a train? Obviously not, we don't catch the 1023 from Leeds always wearing a dark suit looking sullen, so what do…Read more A Good Send Off