The Art of Double Listening

12/31/2019By The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey

“[Jesus] taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said ‘Listen!’” – Mark 4:2 “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…”  – James 1:19 Dear friends in Christ, In The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World (1992: IVP), the great Anglican … Read More

5 Renewals for Revitalization – #3 Missional Renewal

07/12/2019By Mark Eldredge

I’m going to share with you some of the most helpful information about revitalizing a church that I’ve ever learned: When God revitalizes a church, he takes them through 5 types of renewal. These NEVER happen out of order. That’s a pretty bold statement but I’ve found it to be true. The five types of … Read More

How To Invite People to Christ From the Pulpit

04/18/2019By Mark Eldredge

Have you ever heard an “ought to” sermon? You know, you ought to do this or you out to do that to be a better Christian. It seems to me that for many people who regularly listen to sermons, the problem is not in the needing to know more of what they ought to do, … Read More

“I’m gay, can I come to your church?” Acceptance vs. Approval

03/01/2019By Mark Eldredge

In this series of articles looking at the letters to the seven churches in Revelation through “Church Revitalization Eyes,” we are looking to see what we could apply to our Anglican churches. This article looks at the letter to the Church in Pergamum which my study bible gives the heading, “The Compromising Church.” That seems … Read More