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Some broken words. For Manchester.

on 23rd May 2017

I visited our student son in Manchester three weeks ago. He, (being child number 4) hasn’t been quite so indulged with parental visits as our other student children – this was a first since dropping him off in September, that day we abandoned him to that rather bleak hall of residence in Fallowfield. Well, this boy is a planner, […]

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Reviews: Guy Brandon’s Digitally Remastered in the Church Times.

Bryony Taylor, CT reviewer on 17th April 2017

IN THE first chapter of his book, Guy Brandon says: “this isn’t a book about the internet or technology. It is about power and how that impacts our freedom as Christians.” The theme of power runs throughout this helpful guide to some of the current issues to be faced in living faithfully as Christians in […]

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Lead – Shepherding is about love

on 14th February 2017

Lead is now out! A month ago, with a handful of advance copies, we asked a few people – people who have direct first-hand experience of Karl Martin’s leadership, i.e those who know his weaknesses, who will spot an inaccuracy a mile off, who will see an exaggerated story as an opportunity for merciless ribbing – […]

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God-honouring Digital Connectivity

on 14th February 2017

Novelist Charles Reade is famous for this quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” Habits are powerful. They don’t just describe our day-to-day behaviour: they dictate it. That which is habitual is something we have ceased to […]

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Lead – honouring one another

on 13th February 2017

Lead is now out! A month ago, with a handful of advance copies, we asked a few people – people who have direct first-hand experience of Karl Martin’s leadership, i.e those who know his weaknesses, who will spot an inaccuracy a mile off, who will see an exaggerated story as an opportunity for merciless ribbing – […]

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Lead – who are your three?

on 10th February 2017

We just love Karl’s handwritten notes and drawings dotted throughout Lead and think they really bring his message to life. Here is a short extract from the book, alongside one of those beautiful illustrations:   The primary function of leadership is not to attract followers but to lead leaders. This is often quoted but rarely walked out. […]

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Lead – impact the Kingdom of God

on 9th February 2017

Lead is now out! A month ago, with a handful of advance copies, we asked a few people – people who have direct first-hand experience of Karl Martin’s leadership, i.e those who know his weaknesses, who will spot an inaccuracy a mile off, who will see an exaggerated story as an opportunity for merciless ribbing – […]

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Lead – grace and truth

on 8th February 2017

We just love Karl’s handwritten notes and drawings dotted throughout Lead and think they really bring his message to life. Here is a short extract from the book, alongside one of those beautiful illustrations:   Grace – Truth. Jesus-leadership holds these together, constantly. It liberates leaders, liberates followers. It frees people to become all they are called […]

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Lead – good and godly leadership

on 6th February 2017

Lead is now out! A month ago, with a handful of advance copies, we asked a few people – people who have direct first-hand experience of Karl Martin’s leadership, i.e those who know his weaknesses, who will spot an inaccuracy a mile off, who will see an exaggerated story as an opportunity for merciless ribbing – […]

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Lead – 4 bags

on 2nd February 2017

We just love Karl’s handwritten notes and drawings dotted throughout Lead and think they really bring his message to life. Here is a short extract from the book, alongside one of those beautiful illustrations: As long as your address is ‘The Vine’ you will bear fruit. So stop striving and driving and start abiding. Get a dog. We did, […]

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