Seven up…

1) Ten Church Planting Lessons from 10 Years – Always good to hear the reflective wisdom of experience…

2) Dear Phillip – You may have heard the news about British school-teacher Joshua Sutcliffe (a Christian) who was recently told he would face a disciplinary hearing for ‘misgendering’ a student? The case has led to him being interviewed by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning this week, which was a pretty ugly affair. This thoughtful letter of response to TV presenter Schofield raises some of the issues that so many found disturbing about how the interview was conducted.

3) Lessons for the church in England or Ten Reasons to be cheerful (part 2 of 2) – A couple of weeks ago I shared the first part of Jeremy Marshall’s reflections after the C of E reported their 5 year statistics. Here’s part 2.

4) Salvator Mundi went for $450m. But you can have the real thing for free – Christmas sermon illustration for free right here…

5) Your Most Important Meeting of the Week – Chris Green wants to persuade you there’s a weekly meeting you may be missing.

6) Meet the Nativity – Glen Scrivener’s annual Christmas video is being taken to a whole new level this year: a four part professionally-directed modern retelling of the nativity with a magical twist. Here’s the teaser…

7) The Acerbic and Extremely British ‘Grand Designs’ Is “HGTV, but Honest” – For something a bit different: So, I don’t know if you’re a fan of the TV show Grand Designs or not, but this American take on the British show makes for a very interesting read/watch. (By the way, HGTV is an American cable channel focused on home & garden improvements.)

On the Blog this Week:

Eric Says Please by Dai Hankey – A Review