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Meet the team

Meet the team

The Evangelical Alliance has a dedicated team of staff, board and council members who work in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, serving the church locally and nationally in order to help Christians and churches make Jesus known in society.

Why would I want to speak with a stranger?

Society/Why would I want to speak with a stranger?

It’s been a full-on few weeks learning to live with a very friendly but also very untrained animal. However, amidst all the toilet trips, chewing and play biting, we’ve both noticed an interesting phenomenon. As we’ve taken our puppy outside to get him used to traffic, other people, cyclists, other…

4 July 2019
Richard Powney

Magnificently mundane

Discipleship/Magnificently mundane

The post-holiday blues have led me to reflect more on the value of the everyday, ordinary activities of life, however. They’ve even caused me to try and embrace the mundane. Social media can make it seem like life is one big, ‘instagrammable’ adventure. Yet, at least in my experience, the majority…

19 September 2019
Richard Powney

Forgetting the end to remember well

Church/Forgetting the end to remember well

When I was younger, I used to be so desperate to know what would happen, that I’d let my eyes either skip to the bottom of the page, or scan over the next few pages. Yet, this significantly lessened the experience of the book. The author didn’t intend for me to know the end of the chapter halfway…

18 April 2019
Richard Powney

A hopeful absence

Theology/A hopeful absence

Richard Powney is theology and evangelism officer at the Evangelical Alliance.For the last week or so many of us have been taking part in Thy Kingdom Come, the prayer movement started by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, respectively, in 2016 to encourage…

18 May 2018
Richard Powney

Remembrance Day: peace built upon sacrifice

Society/Remembrance Day: peace built upon sacrifice

This Sunday marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Up and down the country people will gather to remember those who have died in conflicts and wars around the world.

8 November 2018
Richard Powney

Running with the ultimate pace-setter: Jesus

Discipleship/Running with the ultimate pace-setter: Jesus

With the London Marathon taking place in April, this time of year is when many people are embarking on marathon training; two members of my family got a place in the ballot and started their training at the start of January. This means embracing early morning runs in the dark (a good head torch is…

7 February 2019
Richard Powney

A light on our paths

Discipleship/A light on our paths

For me, running is a great stress reliever; it keeps me healthy both physically and mentally. As I’ve written about before, running has taught me a lot of about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Yet recently running in the dark has given new meaning to the famous words of Psalm 119,…

14 November 2019
Richard Powney

Do my doubts disqualify me?

Do my doubts disqualify me?

I’ve always been someone who asks questions. It's a character trait that's helpful in certain situations, but at other times I’ve just wanted to swallow the blue pill and embrace the phrase “ignorance is bliss” (you can tell my age by this outdated pop-culture reference...!). An area of life where…

8 May 2019
Rich Powney

Lent 2020: Jesus, fully sharing in our humanity

Discipleship/Lent 2020: Jesus, fully sharing in our humanity

In the past, I’ve given up various things for Lent. I think one of the most insightful times I’ve had was when my wife and I gave up TV. All of a sudden, we had so much free time. However, this year, as I’ve pondered what I might do to mark Lent, I’ve realised that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking…

27 February 2020
Richard Powney

Sharing your faith – getting started is one of the hardest steps

Mission/Sharing your faith – getting started is one of the hardest steps

I struggle with imposter syndrome. My job title at the Evangelical Alliance is ‘evangelism and theology officer’. Now besides the fact that my job title makes me sound like a law enforcement officer, the title might lead people to think I find it easy to tell people about Jesus. However, that is…

15 May 2020
Richard Powney

Listening well to the story of others

Mission/Listening well to the story of others

At first glance this may seem counterintuitive. The word evangelism derives from the idea of announcing or proclaiming good news. How might listening relate to an activity that has strong links to the act of speaking or proclaiming? The key is the context in which we find ourselves in the UK.

24 June 2020
Richard Powney

Great Commission to share Jesus at CRE

Church/Great Commission to share Jesus at CRE

That’s why I’m so excited that we’re going to be running three seminars at the Christian Resources Exhibition, a three-day event that shares our vision of working together to get the very best inspiration and innovation for the UK church. Individual members of the Evangelical Alliance can get their…

3 September 2018
Eve Paterson

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