Bill Johnson and Tom (N. T.) Wright in Conversation

For some time I’ve been saying (to myself and occasionally to others) that somebody ought to bring into creative conversation the work of Bill Johnson (lead pastor of Bethel, Redding, California) and of N. T. (aka “Tom”) Wright (sometime Bishop of Durham, now Research Professor of New Testament at St Andrew’s University, Scotland). And now I’ve found somebody who is already doing it: Greg Millikan. Not only is Greg embarking on a … Continue Reading →

On Failure, Questioning, Scholarship and Leadership

I learnt much at college. I should have done, it was one of the best in the world. A particularly valuable lesson came midway through my second year. I had mid-year exams ahead. I had not done the necessary work and was expecting to do badly, which for me would have been an epic fail. The stress produced excruciating pain in my lower back. I regularly had to lie down … Continue Reading →