Spurgeon’s Treasury of David

My wife recently asked me which was the best Christmas present I got in 2021. The answer is Spurgeon’s Treasury of David. It is a three book commentary set on the Psalms written by Charles Spurgeon. In this post I want to explain why I love this set so much and then outline how I … Continue reading Spurgeon’s Treasury of David

Six Leadership Lessons (Part 3): Sense of Destiny and Lifetime Perspective

The first two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. The next two lessons were 3) recognising the importance of leadership selection and development and 4) maintaining a dynamic ministry philosophy. This week we finish looking at Clinton's six leadership lessons. 5) Effective … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 3): Sense of Destiny and Lifetime Perspective

Six Leadership Lessons (Part 2): Training Others and Maintaining a Dynamic Ministry Philosophy

The previous two lessons were 1) maintaining a learning posture throughout life and 2) valuing spiritual authority as a primary power base. We continue now looking at Bobby Clinton's six leadership lessons which seem to appear consistently throughout the lives of many Christian leaders. 3) Effective leaders recognise leadership selection and development as a primary … Continue reading Six Leadership Lessons (Part 2): Training Others and Maintaining a Dynamic Ministry Philosophy

Personal Growth and Study Projects

Over the last few years I’ve undertaken a few self-initiated study and personal development projects. A couple of examples: - Working through Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology book, taking notes and reflecting on the questions for each chapter. - Taking an online course at Biola Learn on Spiritual Formation and reading through Robert Mullholland’s books all … Continue reading Personal Growth and Study Projects

The 5am Club

Recently went on holiday with some childhood friends to Wales, and decided I’d sneak in a cheap kindle read. Indulging in a cheesy “self-help” book, one I didn’t have to take too seriously and one that would require very little changes in my life (I already wake at 5 most days). But at the same … Continue reading The 5am Club