UK Independent Christian School releases details of government closure threat

What a difference a year makes in modern Britain if you are a religious school.  In yesterday's article I suggested there may be a secret plan to neuter or close all religious schools in the UK.  One of the affected schools has now released more information about what they have faced. Trinity Christian School is a tiny, independently run school which takes no money from the government. In November 2013 it received the following commendation on its first Ofsted visit: The provision for pupils’ sp … [Read more...]

Is a UK government body harassing Jewish and Christian schools?

The new intolerance is clothed with the language of promoting equality. Yet it seems religious groups are less equal than others. In this article I will outline a worrying pattern that hints at the possibility of a secret UK government plan to weaken, and eventually close, religious schools.More Coverage: Independent Christian school Releases Details of Closure Threat Has the UK government breached the Human Rights Act in recent school regulations?Christian and Jewish schools in the … [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention: What the Church can do

This month’s Patheos Book Club includes the book, “Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors.” By Karen Mason.It is a timely book, and an important book. It has been encouraging to me to see a significant shift in the approach of the Christian community to issues of mental health in recent years.  So, for example, in a recent survey of 1000 Protestant pastors conducted by Lifeway showed 0% of their sample believed medication should never be used to treat me … [Read more...]

Adrian’s top 20 posts and controversy in the church

I thought I would share with you this summer my top twenty posts of all time (judged by traffic received since I moved to Patheos).  What is striking is that six out of the top ten are all about controversies in the church. I suppose it is inevitable that such things will draw the traffic. But, isn't it also a bit sad?I don't regret anything I said in these posts. And I am sure there will always be debate and controversies within the church. Isn't it just a little sad, however, that we all s … [Read more...]

Five years of Patheos and the best of my blog

Patheos is celebrating its five year anniversary, and as part of that I've been asked to post a video discussing my favourite moment since being on Patheos, and to post some of the highlights of my blog here on Patheos. As I explain in the video, to call it a "favourite" moment is really inaccurate as it was a moment that resulted from a tragic event. But it lead to certainly my most impactful series to date.My most impactful moment of blogging on Patheos: My Top Five … [Read more...]

Premier’s Leadership File Profile interview of Adrian Warnock

In this interview I was asked about being a non-paid member of a church leadership team, my book, and from my secular work the concept of "Four Pillars of Mental Health"For more similar interviews see the Premier Leadership File website and podcast.Related LinksMental Health Series The Four Pillars of Mental Health and Wellbeing How to reduce the risk of suicide Leadership Lessons from 1 & 2 Samuel My book: Raised With Christ Multicultural Church The Prophetic Gift of … [Read more...]

My top 50 most popular blog posts

This will be the last blog post of the year, and as a permanent record, I wanted to share the top 50 posts on the blog at the moment.  This is ranked by number of visits since moving here to Patheos. You will see that many of these are recent posts, and 2013 has certainly seen some interesting subjects.There are some older posts that have enduring popularity, however.  In fact, there are many more posts that get a few readers every day.  It is always a good idea if you are interested in what … [Read more...]

My review of the year: 2013

What a year this has been.  For me personally there were some quite challenging months while Andrée was working full time. This involved me in needing to do a lot more to help around the house than usual. But it did mean that I learnt to appreciate her even more than I already did.  I am very glad that she has now decided to focus her attention full-time on the family. Five children, a dog, and me is more than enough.  We all missed her way too much! I am thankful for her as she works so hard for … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2003

So far I have posted highlights from the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Now we are back to 2003, the year that started it all. And so we begin with the post that began it all. Its hard to believe that this was written more than ten years ago now.1st Warnock Blog Entry Jonathan Edwards Resolutions Put away childish things Can we live without the Bible? My personal Good Friday Agreement Why Good Friday? I believe in the resurrection Men vs Women … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2004

We are getting closer both to Christmas, and to the end of my series exploring the highlights of my more than ten years of blogging. So far I have posted about the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.Here then are my highlights of 2004. With a few exceptions which should be obvious from the titles bellow, there were quite a lot of memorable posts, but few series this year, and so I thought I would present these a bit differently than I have been.What does January mea … [Read more...]


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