The Spirit Filled Life: Not by Power or Might

The prophet Zechariah saw a strange vision of olive trees and lampstands, and heard a promise of a new temple. In this talk, Liam unpacks Zechariah’s vision and looks at what it means to build, not by might or power, but by God’s Spirit. Audio:  Listen or download. Here is a small-group practice to help…

A Church Called Tov

Some reflections on A Church Called Tov, by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer

The Spirit Filled Life: Order from Chaos

The Bible begins with the Spirit of God hovering over the chaotic waters and bringing forth order and life. In the first talk of our new series, Liam considers how the Holy Spirit empowers us to continue his work today. Listen or download To read more about the story of Pastor Mick Fleming from Burnley,…

NASA, Nigella and the power of the table

I’ve recently spoken and written on loneliness and the idea of church as family. In summary, I’ve argued that we have a deep need for human connection, and when we lack it, we experience loneliness like a deep aching hunger. One of the central symbols of the church is a table around which we gather,…

Church for a lonely city

On Sunday I spoke on the subject of church as family, and I argued that the church is God’s means for meeting one of humanity’s greatest needs – strong, deep relational connection. It is to be the place where, as Psalm 68:6 says, ‘God sets the lonely in families.’ This should be great news for our…

Kingdom Come: Family (Mark 3)

Loneliness in an epidemic, which leaves us feeling empty, and points to our deep need for human connection. In this talk, Liam considers how the church is God’s plan for dealing with the problem of loneliness, by placing the lonely in families. Listen or download audio

Visions of God: The Light and the Lampstands (Revelation 1)

The book of Revelation begins with a picture of Jesus walking among seven lamp stands. In this talk, Liam looks at how Jesus loves to speak to his church, so that he can speak through his church. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)  

How to Reach your Context

What is contextualisation and how should we do it? A recording from a recent online hangout for The Broadcast Network (video)