Seven up…

1) Jam Cary’s Christmas Sketches & Nativity – Comedy writer behind Miranda, Bluestone 42, and Milton Jones offers you his best church-based Christmas sketches for a bargain download.

2) Preaching at Christmas – What should we keep in mind if we’re preaching at carol services? What passages should we use? How do we help create a ‘Christmassy’ feel? William Taylor from St Helen’s Bishopsgates shares his thoughts.

3) How Acts 29 Survived & Thrived After the Collapse of Mars Hill – Fascinating look at how God has worked to sustain and develop this church-planting network through challenging times.

4) Top 17 Books of 2017 – Tony Reinke’s annual round-up is always worth reading.

5) Some Random Thoughts on Preaching – I appreciated these ‘earthed’ musings from Paul Levy.

6) Latest edition of Themelios – Much to get your teeth into over the Christmas break here in the freshest edition of this very readable online theological journal.

7) 49 Thoughts You Go Through at a Carol Service – And for something a bit different: it’s always helpful to think through what guests may be thinking at Carol Services, so thanks for this Classic FM!

On the Blog this Week:

20 Corker Christmas & Advent Videos for 2017