10 Things I learnt on my summer "break"

Following just over a month of this self-imposed near-total break from my online life (obviously not including my paid work!) what have I discovered? Wordpress's auto-publish feature is bullet-proof and a real gift You hardly missed me as a result of 1. and my kind guest bloggers. Indeed, traffic remained pretty high considering it was August. Phil Moore is better than I am at explaining why digital fasts are so important. A week is definitely not long enough It took me much longer … [Read more...]

First half of the year thank you to top 60 referrers

One of the things I like to do during the summer months is acknowledge the many websites that have sent traffic this way so far this year. I wish I could list the many more that have also been kind enough to send people to read material here. But, even if your name is not on this list of the top 60 referrers, know that your links are much appreciated. It remains the case that many more people are sent from smaller websites than large ones if you add them all up together. Never underestimate the … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Five Pages from this site this year

As I go off on my blog leave (though some automated pre-planned posts will be arriving most days here throughout the summer) I thought you might be interested to know what the most frequently visited pages on this site have been during 2010 so far.  Interestingly, some golden oldies are still attracting traffic, and some of the new category and information pages are proving way more popular than I thought they would be.  You might want to catch up on those you have missed.  I don't think that … [Read more...]

Guest posts and re-run requests

Do you run your own blog? Or have you ever wondered if you should be a blogger? Have you got a great quote from a Christian book you would like to share with fellow readers of adrianwarnock.com? Do you have a favorite old post from this site that you think deserves a repeat-run? I am planning a blog holiday this summer, and so here is your chance to submit original content via email for consideration of possible inclusion here while I am away. Simply email adrian.warnock@gmail.com with Blog … [Read more...]

15 years of marriage to the best woman on Earth for me

Mrs Warnock and I have enjoyed married life for 15 years today.  As I reflect on those years I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you.  Truth be told, marriage has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. As society seeks to destroy family life, it is crucial that we fight for a true understanding of something that reflects the heart of God himself. Through marriage I have become more aware of my own weaknesses and sin. I have grown … [Read more...]

We are not in Spain!

Just a quick note to say that one of our email accounts was hacked this morning. We are not in Spain and do not need help getting home! It seems that the password was too easy to guess. You might want to think about changing your own password right now as right now  someone else has all those personal emails that gmail kindly stores (and we don't as they kindly deleted them!)   I do hope no one sent this crook any money! … [Read more...]

16 Things I am grateful for by Charis Warnock

This is a guest post from my daughter Charis (aged 9). We would do well to follow her example in listing things that she is grateful to God for.  I am sure you don't need me to tell you how pleased I was to read this, especially to see a few of the items she listed.  Here is her list, written without any help: God the bible church the resurrection food water play/fun family friends shelter toys/games sports school/education art music drama/acting … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – Guest post from Mrs Warnock on transition

I was chatting with my wife, Andrée today as we were getting the notes from Terry's talk ready to publish. I felt like what she had to say was so insightful that I decided to ask her to share it here. So here is a rare guest blogging appearance from Mrs Warnock: As Terry was speaking today I noticed he mentioned the word 'transition' to describe the stage we are at as a family of churches. I found myself thinking about that word, and how it is used to describe a stage of labor before the baby … [Read more...]

Shingles returns, please pray

This was going to be a very busy week–both at work and church, as we have John Piper this weekend. It was meant to be so busy that I have pre-programmed some blog posts to last us until Friday. But in the last few hours I have been hit by the unmistakable symptoms of shingles. I had it once before, four years ago. This is another reminder that God is God and I am not. Ironically, it struck at around the same season in the year back then. So far I am nothing like as sick as I was that time, … [Read more...]

Real men DO cry

A couple of weeks back I was on my way to the Dwell conference, an Acts 29 event. I was listening to Lou Fellingham's new album on my iPhone. As I neared the meeting place the track "My God Cares" came on. Without any warning, I found myself moved to tears. The compassion of God impacted me once again. I was caught up in the moment, experiencing the love of God, and amazed by his unrelenting desire to save. But then a wave of slight anxiety hit me. I was about to go into a public meeting. It … [Read more...]