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.

7 Stages Of Team Development

New volunteers and staff members that are seconded to be a part of a dynamic and effective team in the life of your church often go through seven stages before the ‘Team Thing’ really clicks and the authority of God really emerges.

Never Can Say Goodbye

You can’t stop people leaving your church. You can try to minimise it by more effective care and discipleship, but you can’t stop it.

Manboobs – and other human rights

Sometimes men are able to feel wrong simply for being a man! In his latest book Dave 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!

First Break All The Rules

If great teamwork holds the key to a great future, how does one go about creating the ideal team? Why is it that the team we have varies greatly from the team we want!

How To Have A Critical Eye

Everyone needs a critic. I’ve done a lot of stuff that I have thought at the time was brilliant only to return to it a few months later to realise it wasn’t as brilliant as I thought it was. It’s a human foible to believe too much in our personal ability to hold both details and perspective accurately at the same time. Everyone needs a second pair of eyes!