2012 Vision for Hope City Church – PART ONE

2012 is a significant year for the whole of the UK. The olympics games is coming and bringing with it representatives from every country. Dave Gilpin outlines what he sees for Hope City Church in such a significant year. He underlines it with the fact that all plans and dreams require steps. They don’t just happen. This is our plan and now we are taking steps to see it come to pass…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog 17 Oct 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog 10 Oct 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

The Naked Christian – Taking the covers off ‘a move of God’

Whenever someone claims that what they’re currently experiencing is a ‘move of God’ I wonder what was happening to them before God moved! Throughout the past ten years, there have been many places across the world that have been branded with the term ‘a move of God’. If that’s the case, what does that say about what’s happening in my neck of the woods!

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog – 26 Sept 08

Each week Dave brings you his latest video blog that consists of disconnected thoughts, musings and ramblings of a man with a lot on his mind! Trying not to step into ‘professional’ talk that a lot of pastors fall into so easily, Dave tries oh so hard to keep it fresh. He loves his camcorder – so here goes…

Dave Gilpin’s Video Blog – 19 Sept 08

This week Dave Gilpin celebrates after a fantastic weekend with Ps Mike Murphy and the completion of ‘Phase One’ of the new Sheffield Auditorium. It’s the start of a new season and nothing is going to bring his confidence down from soaring through heights he has never flown in before.

Holy Crapola!

In this article Dave Gilpin looks at – The Cult of Christian Perfectionism… Just as Fairy dishwashing liquid has become anti bacterial, it would appear that we have created doctrines that have produced a sanitised form of Christianity that involves avoiding being hurt, nurturing hurts, healing hurts, talking about hurts, and the ‘group hug’ style protection of hurt people.

One Small Step for Man

Dave Gilpin looks at how to take steps and not live expecting yourself to be able to take giant leaps all of the time. Why not try being better not brilliant. Dave Explains the value of exercising the power of a step.

Florida Had Never Heard Of Its Own Revival

Hello World! I love saying that! Even though there may only be a handful of very idle people gathered around their laptop reading this (while resting a minute in between experiencing grander and more significant Christian web vistas!) I don’t care – a hit is a hit and a hit is a possibility for me to inject my little sprightly spirit into the huge christian landscape that abounds across the earth!

New Beginnings

Hello! Welcome to the very first blog from me on davegilpin.com. It’s always good when you start something new – I’ve just got to make sure that it stays well out of the rhetoric that pastors and leaders find themselves droning on with when they lose their spark!

Was Florida a Health Hazard (rather than a health provider)?

Dave Gilpin believes that the healing revival in Lakeland, Florida could be making people a little less well rather than making them better! In this controversial article he looks at the supersizing of the Christian faith and the health risks it poses.

Manboobs – in defence of the male species

Sometimes men are able to feel wrong simply for being a man! This podcast sees Dave Gilpin playing in defense of the male species. He looks at everything from the top ten things you’ll never hear a man say to the reason that men are always wrong and women are always wrong!

Is Skint A Lack Of Faith

When things are financially tight in church life, or even in your personal life, it could be a sign that you’re actually smack bang in the middle of God’s will. Sometimes we just need a jolt. Our propensity for routine and familiarity slowly leads us away from noticing changes in season and changes in the mind of the Holy Spirit. When forced to really hear what the Spirit is saying we finally wake up and move out into new territory in God.

Mind Map – Special Edition: Direct to CD

Within everyone’s mind are cities of habit, trains of thought, fields of dreams and the occasional floods of emotion. Dave Gilpin sets out to map the mind and explain why we think and act the way we do.

The Premier League

Not everyone in church life is in the Premier League. Churches are filled with people who play in the Championship League, League 1, League 2 and a big number that only play in the pub leagues on Sundays. Dave Gilpin explains his findings.