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Seminar 1 (supplement): How not to think

Seminar 1 (supplement): How not to think

By Steve Jeffery, 26 Apr 2017

Module T1.1 Introduction and the Doctrine of Revelation This material is a supplement to the reading for seminar 1 (Approaching Theological Study) at Emmanuel Training and Resources. The aim is to introduce some of the many ways it's possible to get into a logical tangle when...

Seminar 1: Approaching Theological Study

Seminar 1: Approaching Theological Study

By Steve Jeffery, 26 Apr 2017

We're about to go right back to the beginning of the complete course in Systematic Theology at Emmanuel Training and Resources, beginning this week with the first seminar in the first module of the course. A record number of people are enrolled on the course,...

Celebrating the Reformation

Celebrating the Reformation

By Steve Jeffery, 25 Apr 2017

Christian Heritage London have produced a great little book called Freedom Movement, written by Michael Reeves, celebrating 500 years of the Reformation. It's available at 10ofthose.com for as little as £1 per copy. Perfect to buy and give away to friends. Here's what the reviewers have...

Conference recordings now online

Conference recordings now online

By Steve Jeffery, 24 Apr 2017

The recordings from last Saturday's conference Our God Reigns are now available online. Here's just some of the feedback from those who attended: "Thank you – great conference! God Bless" "Loved the conference this year; Joe was a very animated speaker!" "Welcoming atmosphere" "Really encouraging "Really good conference" "So good to hear...

Unbelievable? The Premier Radio Conference

Unbelievable? The Premier Radio Conference

By Steve Jeffery, 24 Apr 2017

Justin Brierley, host of the Premier Radio "Unbelievable?" show, is hosting a conference entitled "Why Christ?" on Saturday 13 May. Here's an extract from the blurb: Speakers include Prof John Lennox, Andy Bannister, Beth Grove and many more. Topics include: Why God makes sense of...

Last-minute bookings still open...

Last-minute bookings still open...

By Steve Jeffery, 20 Apr 2017

... for this coming Saturday's conference, "Our God Reigns", with Joe Boot. Jesus declared that one day every nation would not only hear the gospel, but be transformed by the gospel. Our God Reigns is a conference for anyone who wants to be a part of...

Deep work

Deep work

By Steve Jeffery, 15 Apr 2017

A friend (thx SH) recently recommended Cal Newport's book Deep Work. I'm very glad he did. It somehow manages to make the task of organising your workday an exciting prospect. Here's a collection of scribbles and to-do's (some directly from the text; others more tangential)...

Fasting on Good Friday

Fasting on Good Friday

By Steve Jeffery, 13 Apr 2017

I don't believe it's right that anyone should ever feel under obligation to fast on any particular occasion. However, I do think occasional fasting is a good idea, and I also think that if there were one day of the year when fasting is particularly...

What is the new birth?

What is the new birth?

By Steve Jeffery, 13 Apr 2017

In last Sunday's sermon on 1 Peter 1:3, I took the rare step of giving the congregation a couple of suggestions about Bible passages to read if they wanted to get ahead of the game and see where we're going in the next sermon on...

Having fun with little children

Having fun with little children

By Steve Jeffery, 11 Apr 2017

My wife Nicole was recently talking to a friend about the challenges and opportunities of raising small children. The conversation turned into an email, and it has so many great ideas in it that I thought it might be helpful to post it here. So,...

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