For the next few days, we want to replay the EMA stage recommendations in terms of books, particularly for those who were not able to make it. These are not all the books our BookPanel liked – that would be too long a list – but instead those we wanted to particularly identify as being worthy of some reading time. In each case, there is a very brief review, but the main purpose of the posts is to highlight the titles. Our Teaching series is now about 14 volumes strong. The latest is Bob Fyall’s Teaching 1 Kings. This was a joy to edit. Bob has a great ability to get into the narrative texts and help us see how things work – moreover, his applications are particularly rich, avoiding the same kind of “don’t we need a better king” in every passage, whilst still retaining his Christological focus. These volumes are not full commentaries; nevertheless, they are really very useful for preachers and Bible group leaders. Bob is already well under way with Teaching 2 Kings, and this looks like being a strong set. As one of Bob’s colleagues remarked to be recently, this is Bob’s speciality, he knows his stuff. And with this short volume, you will get a useful insight too.
For the next few days, we want to replay the EMA stage recommendations in terms of books, particularly for those who were not able to make it. These are not all the books our BookPanel liked – that would be too long a list – but instead those we wanted to particularly identify as being worthy of some reading time. In each case, there is a very brief review, but the main purpose of the posts is to highlight the titles. Chris Brauns’ Unpacking Forgiveness is really helpful reading for pastors. You don’t have to be in ministry long to realise we live in a very messy world and there are two particular touch points for us to address. First, we need to understand forgiveness for ourselves. Ministry is a front line business, and we are constantly under attack, some of those attacks showing themselves in even from within the church. If we cannot forgive others and know precisely what that means, then we will find ministry a long, painful and ultimately deadly road. But there is more for us. As we preach to others and counsel them we need to be able to help others forgive. The two are not disconnected, of course: if we cannot forgive ourselves, we are unlikely to be able to help others do the same. Chris’ book is a real help. You may find, reading this book, that even your view of what forgiveness actually is, is challenged. And that may be no bad thing. This is, at times, convicting and uncomfortable reading, as books which realign our radars often are, but it is worth it.
Day rate £50
3 days £115
Student day rate £25
Student 3 days £60
Tuesday 21st June 2016 –
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Speakers will include Jonty Allcock, Don Carson, Simon Manchester, Vaughan Roberts, Dan Steel, Tim Ward and Robin Weekes.
Summer Wives 2015
Monday 6th July 2015 –
Thursday 9th July 2015
With Tim Ward and Jane Leggett. Based at Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire. We recognise and want to support the vital work that ministry wives do in encouraging and enabling their husbands to continue in ministry. We also want them to thrive in their own right. Our leadership team of experienced wives, led by Carolyn Ash, plan a unique mix of well-applied teaching, relevant seminars and plenty of opportunities to pray, relax and have fun! This conference is for wives of evangelical ministers who have been in full-time paid ministry for less than seven years or who are in training for ministry. (The Spring Wives conference caters for wives of those who have been in ministry for more than seven years). A limited number of creche places are available for children under a year. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
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We're gradually adding material from our archive. EMA 1993 featured Dick Lucas, Phillip Jensen, Don Carson, David Petersen and John Lennox for a mix of inspiring teaching, challenging exhortation and encouraging reports of gospel work. (Click the title, left, for the talks)