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Leadership or Shepherding?

Leadership or Shepherding?

I’ve just been reminded of some notes I took at 300Leaders in 2010 of Tope Koleoso’s session on ‘the Gospel and leadership‘. Some excellent distinctions here. Leadership is Organisation Shepherding is a people Leadership is Success Shepherding...

The Conviction to Lead

Available for Kindle download now or pre-order on Amazon now, Al Mohler’s forthcoming releases ‘The Conviction to Lead’ promises to deliver a fresh and needed look at what is missing in our churches in terms of leadership.  In an age where many...
Faith, Hope and Scratch-cards.

Faith, Hope and Scratch-cards.

Yesterday I stopped off at a newsagents to pick some sweets for my course delegates.  I went to pay and stood behind woman in her late 40’s and watched as she counted the last pound of change she had in 5p, 2p and 1p pieces and then asked for ‘a number...

On the move

 Well I’ve finally got around to moving my blog across from dotcottonshandbag.wordpress.com and putting it onto my own domain.  I’ve migrated all the posts, comments and history across to utley.org.uk so everything is here. I will still leave everything at...

Shepherd Hunting

Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (John 13:16 ESV) It’s now 9 years since I came out of the pastorate. I hesitate to use the word leave –  it wasn’t my choice....

After-birth abortions?

This is a little late to be totally topical, but I’ve been off the blog for a while (Doctor’s orders!) I saw this back in March on Al Mohler’s blog where two Academics (give me strength!) argue for the validity of what we would term...

15 Tips on Blogging from John Newton

  I love this title which obviously means that I have unashamedly robbed it, in this case from Desiring God. These 15 tips are lessons taken from the way Newton wrote in his letters and they include: 2. Bloggers should write to edify, therefore it is preferable...