Author: Will

Q&A: How can we best share the good news with friends who are indifferent due to self-reliance?

Sarah writes: Hi Will, How can we best share the good news with friends who are totally indifferent to the message of the gospel? Particularly when the indifference is due to self-reliance (working hard, planning ahead and being the best they

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Q&A: What does it mean to be co-heirs with Christ?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, What does it mean to be co-heirs with Christ in Romans 8:17? It must be unfathomable, outrageous grace to inherit all that Christ has as God the Son! This is way better than Eden isn’t it?

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Q&A: How do we bring about cultural change in our churches?

A Friend asks: My question is, how do we, who are in Christian leadership encourage and bring about cultural change in our churches? I am sure that it is already a question that you are grappling with and probably have

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Q&A: Should we pray for blessings for unbelievers?

Sarah A writes: Hi Will, Should we as individuals or churches offer prayer for unbelievers for God to intervene in day to day challenges or bring his blessings on a situation? I completely appreciate that the motivation to offer this is

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Q&A: What do we learn from the use of “saying” and “breathing” to describe creation in Genesis 1 and 2?

DaveO asks: Will, looking at creation accounts a Gen 1 & 2. In Gen 1 in various English translations it is ‘And God said…’ In Gen 2 God’s creative act ( in English translation at least) becomes ‘breathed’. Is this nuance there in

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Q&A: Do you believe in Soul Sleep after death?

Megan asks: Do you believe in soul-sleep after death, where we will awake at the second coming, or that our spirits will be with God immediately after our death? I Googled this the other day, and found scriptural foundation for both

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Q&A: Should we make more of Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

MK asks: It’s taken me an age to get to this point, but certainly for some, baptism is just the start. Simply recognising another broken person wants to be fixed. Sometimes, of course, a recognition that parents see their child needs to be

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Q&A: Who are the poor? Is our first challenge the spiritually poor?

Anonymous asks: We are challenged certainly in some Anglican communities to look after the poor. I suppose the biggest question is going to be who are the poor? May seem a daft question, but in financial terms we have very

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Q&A: Can we call the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Jesus?

SA asks: Hi Will, Can we call the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ Spirit? What do you think? Clearly he isn’t Jesus because he is the third person of the trinity, but I am a bit muddled as we sometimes say Jesus is

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Review: Wasteland? – Encountering God in the Desert

I’d never really heard of Mike Pilavachi before coming to the UK. I’d vaguely heard of Soul Survivor and, to be honest, was a little sceptical, suspecting just another super-spiritual-guru-man-caricature hyping it up. Instead, I have found in my experiences over

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