Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

Posts by Dave Brown

Needing a Spiritual MOT…

A few weeks ago, our car went in for a full service and to have the bumpers re-sprayed. The car was running reasonably well, and although I’d noticed a few minor issues I didn’t think much of them. Until I got that phone call. Perhaps you’ve had one like it. “Mr Brown. If funds are tight, can I suggest that you don’t…

Summer Reading Recommendations

As you’ll see from the notices, I’ve updated the recommendations on our online bookstore. (click on the ‘about us’ tab on the wesbite then click on ‘partners’ and select 10ofthose.com) But because it’s nice to look at a book before you buy it – I’ll have 6 in church on Sunday and over the next few weeks for you to look at:…

The event that SHOULD shape our lives

This week the media has been wall-to-wall with coverage of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.  Perhaps you remember watching it on TV.  But this week in history also saw the start of Amazon and the launch of the SS Great Britain (the 1st steel-hulled ocean going ship), the 1st successful test of the atomic bomb and the fire which destroyed…

Awkward Questions and Awkward Answers…

Like many of you I have enjoyed watching the action from Wimbledon over the last 2 weeks. One of the most gripping matches was between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrios- the grand steely-eyed master against the bad boy of tennis.  It was a feisty affair, full of great shots and bad tempers.  The press conferences afterwards were no less riveting, Nadal keeping…

Staying Safe From Failing Leaders

During my spotty teenage years, I was a great fan of a Christian singer called Steve Taylor.  In one of his songs, Hero, he lamented the failings and scandals that plague all those we idolise, from whatever walk of life.  And sadly, as I mentioned last week, we can be let down and hurt by Christian leaders we trust and admire. So…