Guest post: Roadblocks to Being Charismatic by Terry Virgo

The Reformed, Charismatic & Missional conference, put on by Acts29 and Newfrontiers was a great success this year.  The speakers for the weekend included Terry Virgo, Jeff Vanderstelt and Eliot Grudem.  Confluence author Bryan Mowrey got a chance to sit down with each of these leaders and ask some questions a lot of people have been asking. In this video, Bryan speaks with Terry Virgo about roadblocks he has hit in helping people fully embrace charismatic gifts in life and leadership … [Read more...]

Why your church doesn’t feel like family

Mark Driscoll is at his very best in the following clip. Ever wondered how family and mission entwine, especially in a growing church where you don't know anyone? Ever wished for more intimacy and a greater relational feel in your church? Ever felt neglected and rejected in your church? Ever felt like your church was not your home? Watch this clip and be prepared to be blown away. I love the way he begins: Family is a category of relationship that the world knows nothing about. What's better … [Read more...]

The State of the Evangelical Movement – from Ed Stetzer with my own thoughts interjected

These notes reflect my own impressions of what Ed Stetzer had to say at the recent Dwell London event. He was doing a seminar for cross-cultural workers to help them understand the current evangelical movement.  There are many of my own comments entwined with what Ed actually had to say. So blame me, rather than him for anything you disagree with, and credit him and not me for anything useful! Anytime I use the word “I” in these notes, this definitely reflects my opinion, not Ed’s … [Read more...]

The second Matt Chandler 300 Leaders session

This is the second session of the recent leadership conference ran at Jubilee. There is also a fantastic Q and A session is also available. My notes follow the video: watch on vimeo 2 Tim 2 When Chandler was proposed to the Village as a prospective pastor, he was (and still is) a Charismatic complementarian Calvinist with no college degree. So wasn't expecting to get the job. There's a way that seems right to man that ends in death. He showed them the Bible way, and found that … [Read more...]

Dwell: Terry Virgo on how prayer is essential for church planting

The second session of Saturday's Dwell conference was based on similar material to the most popular video I have ever hosted here. Although I have heard that material before, this was adapted for church leaders, and it did me good to listen to it live and again. I think I will need to hear Terry often on prayer. For I need him to remind me of how essential it is for me to withdraw and wrestle with God. Prayer is essential to church planting. Elijah had seen his nation turn from God. 58 years … [Read more...]

Dwell London 2010 Session 1 – Steve Timmis

Last weekend's Dwell conference was kicked off by Steve Timmis. He entitled his talk "To boldly go," basing it on Romans 15.13 This verse is not just a benedictory prayer. This approach to it fails to take account of it's true place in this sometimes overlooked chapter. Rather Paul is praying these great themes into the hearts of believers so he can take them to where he wants them to be.  Biblical hope is a firm confidence in the ability and willingness of God to keep his promises.  God has … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler Video Interview on London, Newfrontiers, and "Prayer and Fasting"

This is the first part of an interview with Matt Chandler filmed here in London. I commend it to you, and in this first session we speak a lot about the Prayer and Fasting event he attending with Newfrontiers and his own sense of the importance of prayer. Here is a quote to whet your appetite: "Its my understanding from Scripture and experience that I am a very flawed person, redeemed by God, and that connection with pushing into the one thing I really need is imperative, especially for … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler on preparing for suffering

Quite simply, you absolutely have to watch this. Chandler is in the UK this week, and will be addressing the Newfrontiers prayer and fasting event, a 300 leaders gathering, and next Sunday will be preaching at Jubilee Church.  Try and come to hear him live if you possibly can. But please do watch this, and ask yourself, am I preparing myself and those dear to me for suffering? Watch on vimeo … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler on leadership in London, UK

As this post was only up on the site for a short time before New Word Alive, and it might have got buried among all the other posts, I thought I would bring it back up to the top for a while in case you missed it first time round.  We do have some places left for this event, so it would be great to see you there if you are free.  I am going to check out for a few days and will hopefully start posting some interviews after the weekend. If you are in any form of leadership in a church or a … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: Mark Driscoll speaks about his book "Doctrine"

The following video follows on from my recent interview with Driscoll where we focused on the resurrection. In this session we explore some areas of his latest book, Doctrine, that stood out to me, or where I had questions for him: Mark Driscoll and Adrian Warnock talk about Doctrine from Adrian Warnock on Vimeo. … [Read more...]


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