Newlife College
July 10, 2019

The 6 R’s a Leader Can Use to Encourage Themselves

The 6 R's a Leader Can Use to Encourage Themselves Everyone loves encouragement. How nice it is when someone sees you do something and seeks to cheer you on or affirm what you have done. Much of what a leader does, however, is behind-the-scenes work which no one really sees. Because of…
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Newlife College
July 9, 2019

9 Questions Every Leader Should Take Seriously

I’ve found there are nine questions every leader needs to take seriously if they are going to successfully steward the leadership with which they have been entrusted. The following are questions which I’ve trialled with different audiences and modified along the way. The greatest leaders point to something greater than…
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Newlife College
July 8, 2019

Christian Formation in a Contemporary Context 

Christian Formation in a Contemporary Context  When I was a child believing in God was the norm, with most people identifying as Christian—even if only nominally. Parents sent their children to Sunday school and scripture classes, with only a handful of dissenting individuals being relegated to the non-scripture room.  Back…
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Newlife College
July 7, 2019

Faith at Work

Faith at Work The workplace is changing—the days when a person worked for life in a particular occupation are fast disappearing. Old industrial era conventions are being re-evaluated and redefined as knowledge, and technological prowess are coveted above that of traditional labour. For those people whose abilities lie elsewhere, there…
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Newlife College
July 6, 2019

Worldview: Perspectives on Reality

Worldview: Perspectives on Reality What is the nature of reality? Is there a God or does scientific naturalism hold the answers to our existence? These are just some of the major questions associated with worldview. Worldview is a slippery beast—changing, nebulous, and hard to pin down. It engages with the…
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Newlife College
July 3, 2019

Singleness – is it a gift?

Singleness - is it a gift? One of the problems with singleness is that it's difficult to be honest about the challenges that single people face. I was single for quite a while and, let’s be real, the experience often falls short of the ideal proposed by Paul in 1…
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Newlife College
July 2, 2019

Have You Looked Into Your Leadership Blindspots Lately?

HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO YOUR LEADERSHIP BLIND SPOTS LATELY? It was a foggy morning when I reversed my car out of the driveway and into a pole. In my defence, there was a lot of condensation on the windows. As I confessed to my wife, Lyndal it became evident that the pole…
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Newlife College
July 1, 2019

Culture: The Matrix In Which We Live

Culture: The Matrix In Which We Live We can’t avoid culture. From the moment of our birth culture hunts us down—squeezing us into its mould—conforming us to its shape. In the West it dresses us in pink or blue and stamps us with culturally popular baby names—even if our parents…
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