The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (28/8/16)

Whether you’ve got a seat on the train or whether you’re stuck sitting on the floor, we hope you can still make yourself comfortable and find these seven an encouragement… 1) The God of the Olympians – Ah, hurrah for Team GB! But did you notice just how many sportspeople at the Rio Olympics seemed to be… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (28/8/16)

Why Instagram’s Move to Incorporate the Temporary Means More Than Just Goofy Selfies

I’m partial to a timely Snapchat or a well-placed Instagram filter (definitely Gingham, FTW!), but sometimes it’s good to look under the bonnet of social media. That is, sometimes it’s good to recognise that our rhythms and routines might be shaping us in ways we’ve never even realised. So here’s why I reckon Instagram’s new Snapchat-esque… More Why Instagram’s Move to Incorporate the Temporary Means More Than Just Goofy Selfies

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (21/8/16)

As if you weren’t getting enough screen-time from all those late nights watching Team GB scoop up an incredible amount of medals, here’s seven interweb links to peruse away at: 1) Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbours – Barry Cooper, who has co-written the soon-to-be-released Life Explored resource, shares some… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (21/8/16)

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (14/8/16)

Something to read in-between watching sports you’ve never watched before but now suddenly love… 1) What difference does being a Christian make at the Olympics? – American divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson won Olympic silver this week in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform, and yet their interview with a national TV channel was like none I’d seen before. Amazing example… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (14/8/16)

Construction-Site Christianity (Why We Should Never Lose Sight Of What God Wants To Do *In* Us)

I can’t remember where I saw it now, but a few months back I read an observation that one of the current, popular distortions of Christianity is what this particular writer had nicknamed Cashpoint Christianity. Can you see where this is going? We’ve all used a cashpoint: you pop in your card, enter your pin, and then – bingo – out… More Construction-Site Christianity (Why We Should Never Lose Sight Of What God Wants To Do *In* Us)

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (7/8/16)

If checking out inspiring weblinks was an Olympic sport, we like to think we’d at least help you take Bronze. Here’s this week’s seven…  1) Real Lives – The Olympian – As the Olympics takes over our screens for the next two weeks, have a look at this interview with double Silver-medalist Debbie Flood about the difference her faith… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (7/8/16)

Is Your Church Ready, Steady for Pokemon Go?

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last fortnight (entirely feasible of course, given it’s holiday season!), then you’ve probably already clocked onto the fact that something called Pokémon Go is currently sweeping across the country. But have you realised that Pokémon Go is a unique opportunity for churches to engage with those who’ve perhaps never stepped inside… More Is Your Church Ready, Steady for Pokemon Go?

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (31/7/16)

After a nearly-Wifi-free summer holiday, today The Refill returns. Did you get the postcard? 1) Lolly-Stick Summer Fun – If the arrival of the school summer holidays means you now have your hands full, here’s a cracking idea to try from the Good Book Company. 2) Five Reasons to Host a Q&A Session After your Church Service – Tim Keller explains why… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (31/7/16)

5 Questions for Discipleship in a World of a Filters

“Instagram is the new way for communicating.” That was the gutsy claim recently made by the photo-sharing app’s CEO, Kevin Systrom. His evidence? Instagram just announced it now has a staggering 500 million users. It may have been a bold statement, but it’s hard to argue with the stats. For many of us opening Instagram has… More 5 Questions for Discipleship in a World of a Filters

The Sunday Refill (3/7/16) – 7 Links for the Weekend

Quite understandably, there’s been so much flying around this week about Brexit and Europe and politics and immigration and racism that it would have been easy to fill this week’s Refill with articles just on the above. You’ll be glad to know I refrained and left it at one… (By the way, apologies for the… More The Sunday Refill (3/7/16) – 7 Links for the Weekend