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Ian Taylor

Thursday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse to learn: For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 (NIV, 2011) Key question to ask: What is your main ambition in life? Extraordinary thing to say: “I’m unsure whether it is better to live or die!” Thursday – Read Philippians1:12-26. Milsons in Valencia:…

Halloween: trick or treat?

At Emmanuel Westbury’s prayer meeting earlier this term, Mike Cain and Ian Taylor discussed the different approaches Christians can take to Halloween. If you’re wondering whether to fling open your front door or hide under the duvet, click here for details of their discussion: Halloween.  Here’s the takeaway: avoid a knee-jerk reaction either for or against Halloween. Mature Christians take different views on…

How well do you know Jesus?

You might know him as Jesus, the Bible also calls him: – last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)– Almighty (Rev 1:8)– Alpha and Omega (Rev 1:8)– Amen (Rev 3:14)– Arm of the Lord (Isa 51:9)– Branch (Isa 4:2)– Bread of life (John 6:32)– Cornerstone (Psalm 118:22)– Counsellor (Isa 9:6)– Deliverer (Rom 11:26)– Door (John 10:7)– Everlasting father (Isa 9:6)– Faithful witness (Rev 1:5)–…

Evangelism in the workplace – what to say?

This is the forth in a series of blog posts about evangelism at work – feeding back the results from a recent survey of members of Emmanuel.  We’ve discussed the challenges of speaking about Jesus. We’ve talked about factors that make it easier: location and personal relationships. We’ve considered how that might affect how we use our time.And when the moment arrives…

Evangelism in the workplace – how to use our opportunities

If location and personal relationships matter when it comes to evangelism in the workplace, what do the survey responses suggest about how we could use our time at work?   First, work socials help to build important bridges. Social time with our colleagues helps to establishing the sorts of bonds that make gospel conversations easier. Many of us may be uncomfortable with…

Evangelism in the workplace – the opportunities

This is the second in a series of five posts about evangelism in the workplace.  In the previous post I mentioned the common challenges that many of us face when trying to speak of Christ in the workplace. However, opportunities still abound and the survey responses suggest certain specific factors that make it easier to speak about Jesus.    When it comes…

Evangelism in the workplace – survey results

For many of us, evangelism in the workplace is like a trip to the dentist. We know we’re meant to go and when we get there, we know we’re meant to open our mouths.  But we’re afraid that when we do, unpleasant things will happen. Last month I emailed over 50 Emmanuel members with a set of questions about their experience of…

Food for Thought – chocolate tasting

Food for Thought returns for 2016. We’ve mused over coffee, chomped our burgers and supped some wine. This time, we’re going to be savouring the best chocolate you can find in Bristol. On Friday 18 March, we’ve invited master chocolatier, Zara Narracott (from Zara’s Chocolates), to come and tell us about what makes for really good chocolate. For those of you concerned…