Category: Ministry

Posts dealing with matters pertaining to Christian ministry and mission.

Q&A: How would you unpack the Bible step by step to show God’s big picture, that grace is a free, unmerited gift?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, My Mormon friends believe that they are saved by grace after all that they can do. One of their former presidents said: “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is

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Q&A: Do we neglect the doctrine of hell?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, Do we neglect the doctrine of hell? I recently read Jonathan Edwards’ “sinners in the hands of an angry God” and my reaction was: To marvel at the magnitude of my rescue; To be reminded of

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Q&A: How should I understand (theophanies and) christophanies?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, How should I understand Christophanies? I’ve been pondering Jesus appearing bodily in the Old Testament and his incarnation in the New Testament In the OT is he: God appearing in the form of a (sometimes glorified

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Review: Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making – An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation

The word “discipleship” has become such a buzzword in recent years that when it is used, particularly in official documents or vision statements, it’s intended meaning is not always certain. I have a vested interest in pursuing discipleship in an

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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: 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: 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: 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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