Search our archive:

The full text of articles in this issue is not yet available online - please subscribe to Ministry Today.

15 Books for All Age Worship

Richard Dormandy

All Age Worship is not easy to do well. Frequently it is not really inclusive, not very satisfying, not deeply meaningful, too long, too light, too bizarre, too unimaginative. I have been creating and leading monthly All Age Worship for nearly thirty years and I have been guilty of all ...

Read More »

Look To Jesus for Strength

Paul Beasley-Murray

Christian leadership can be a draining business, even for the strongest of ‘characters’. It involves a constant self-giving to other people, whether through preaching, counselling, empathising with people as they go through the crises of life, or just through the general ‘wear and tear’ of giving leadership. To survive, Christian ...

Read More »

Leading with the Ears: Theology of Listening in a Pastoral Context

Ian Birch

A wise old owl lived in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that wise old bird? (author unknown) “You must all be quick to listen.” (James 1.19) Earlier in 2016, the Baptist ...

Read More »

Caring for Those Struggling with Terminal Illness

David Frampton

A Pastor asked me recently: “In your experience as a hospice doctor, do Christians cope better with dying than non-Christians?” His expectation was that it should be so. It’s impossible to give a straight answer, because there are so many unknowns. Perhaps we should all like our own death to ...

Read More »

Confessions of a Young Dinosaur

Michael Hopkins

Introduction I was ordained in 2002, and I will face my fortieth birthday in a few months’ time. Yet in many ways I still feel like one of the younger Ministers in the United Reformed Church. Although my hair is rapidly turning silver, I serve as honorary Clerk of our ...

Read More »

Minding the Gap

David McLachlan

Introduction Pastoral ministry is never short of challenges and tensions. Among the many are those situations where two positive, constructive areas of ministry seem to sit uncomfortably alongside each other. An example of such a pairing is, on the one hand a ministry of healing prayer, and on the other ...

Read More »

Church & Politics: A Post-Referendum Reflection

Ross Marshall

A friend of mine approached me to write a theological reflection on Scottish politics after the independence referendum, and also most recently Brexit. As a Scotsman who was residing in England for both of these significant events, my perspective is somewhat that of an outsider, at least for the Scottish ...

Read More »


Book Reviews

Ministry Today

You are reading Issue 68 of Ministry Today, published in July 2016.

Who Are We?

Ministry Today aims to provide a supportive resource for all in Christian leadership so that they may survive, grow, develop and become more effective in the ministry to which Christ has called them.

Around the Site


© Ministry Today 2017