Five Ways to Help the Homeless

Five Ways to Help the Homeless

Here’s some ideas on how you can help the homeless in London. Did you know that many famous people have spent time homeless, living either directly on the streets or sofa-surfing between friends’ couches, because they had nowhere else to go? Daniel Craig, Idris Elba,...
Tax Justice

Tax Justice

by Anthony Boateng Tax Justice is all about ways of making the global economy fairer for the poorest. Church Action for Tax Justice is an ecumenical, campaigning organisation which believes that Christians as individuals and churches should challenge the injustices...
Human Rights in China

Human Rights in China

In 1948, after the horrors of WW2, the newly created United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is now recognised by most nations around the world as the benchmark when talking about human rights. There are 33 human rights listed in total....
Being Spirit-led and Having Humility

Being Spirit-led and Having Humility

Being Spirit-led and having humility are two of the fundamental ways in which we should exercise leadership.   The Problem of Pride Following a proud leader can make us feel frustrated and stifled. However, the problem of pride has a wider impact. Pride causes us...
Jesus’ Values in Leadership

Jesus’ Values in Leadership

What makes a good leader? You may think of organisation skills, charisma, a good vocabulary for rousing speeches and being willing to go into unchartered territories… These all can contribute to the effectiveness of a leader, but a leader’s motivation is...
Missionary Entrepreneurs

Missionary Entrepreneurs

Claudine Reid MBE came to Sanctuary recently to talk about the impact that missionary entrepreneurs can have and are having in the UK. Claudine supports individuals and organisations to develop social enterprises and social impact strategies. She has extensive...
How To Study the Bible

How To Study the Bible

Rounding off our Spiritual Habits series, last night we looked at how to study the Bible. One – It’s Challenging First up we listed the challenges or difficulties that put us off from doing some serious Bible study. The list covered: Being busy/ not prioritising...
How To Study the Bible

How To Pray

In looking at Spiritual Habits, the whole subject of how to pray is one of the most fundamental things to cover. I often find it challenging when I think through how to order my prayer life. There are so many things I should be praying for, and it can be difficult to...
How To Study the Bible

Worshipping God

Last night we had Luke Hamlyn (www.lukehamlyn.co.uk) lead us in thinking about what worshipping God is all about. We had a discussion that circled around three questions: What is worship? Why do we worship? What is the importance of sung worship?   Concepts or...
How To Study the Bible

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is an ancient practice of reading the Bible in a mood of meditation and prayer, to hear what God might be saying to us through a particular passage. The four stages usually associated with Lectio Divina are: Reading: Slowly reading through a particular...