Language is a funny thing. We’re all expert users of it, but quite what language is and how it works remains a mystery to most of us. (more…)
What is training and what does it involve? As David Shead argues, it is all about discipleship. (more…)
David Shead tells the story of how he was forced to change tactics while doing ministry in Slovenia.
“We got more than we bargained for”. It’s a lovely phrase, conjuring up images of unsuspecting tourists trying their hand at a bit of marketplace haggling. However, when they examine their purchases later, they get a nasty surprise: weevils in the food or a visit from the constabulary about stolen goods. Getting ‘more than you bargained for’ pinpoints that sobering moment when your lack of control is exposed: you planned and prepared well, but somehow—and you’re not too sure how—things didn’t turn out the way you expected. (more…)