faith

Theology

Into the Pray Podcast


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We’re really excited to introduce you to a new weekly podcast hosted by Nick and Mairi Franks. The podcast is called Into the Pray and follows on from a mini blog series that you can read here.

Since this mini blog series, we have launched the groundbreaking, debut book Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ. You can buy this here

This new podcast’s tag is “Breaching the Chaos of the Church”and is explained more fully in the first intro episode. Please subscribe to Into the Pray (Apple and Android) and leave a wee review here.

You can also view our new film, The Draft, below. What’s it about? The mess that is the Body of Christ and the future moving forwards.

Here’s a trailer:

Here’s the full film:

Thanks and Maranatha

 

Bible, Church, Eschatology, Jesus Come, maranatha, Theology

The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience


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The Draft (full length) is now available to watch via Vimeo, below. I encourage you guys to save this for the right space/time to be focused for listening, reflecting and praying….oh, and grab some bread and wine!

The format of the film is as follows:

// Part 1: The Future of the Church

  • INTERMISSION/WORSHIP

// Part 2: Our Learning to Pray

  • INTERCESSION/BREAD & WINE

Order your copy of Body Zero here: http://www.bodyzerobook.com

Theology

The Draft


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Next Friday we’ll be releasing a “group think” film called “The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience”.

It won’t be the kind of film to watch while eating a McDonalds. (more…)

Culture, Theology

Oh, the Children


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OH, THE CHILDREN! THE CHILDREN! OH, THE CHILDREN!

A terrifying moment came in the history of Israel, in the land of Egypt, when God’s restraint suddenly seemed to “fail”.

God heard and He saw and, so, God answered.

(As a parent – as a Mummy or Daddy – how would you answer your suffering children as they cried to you for help?)

At that time in Egypt, just as today, the exclamation mark in the cry of His enslaved, worship-suppressed people was the petrified screaming of countless infants & children.

Don’t be deceived or blasé, friends: there may be nothing new under the sun but the days in which we are living are unparalleled in their evil.

Christ is coming to judge the living and the dead – to demonstrate His justice, beginning with His true Church – and He will not be appearing on a My-Little-Pony with a poxy rainbow flag in hand.

May we be prepared in heart and mind and will for the shaking travail that is coming as our Heavenly Father, Yahweh, again interrupts our proud, trailing history.

Maranatha

“…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

— Matthew 18:6

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Church, Theology

Find Some People Who Want God


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“Dear God, Many of our people go to church every Sunday. It’s only a custom; they don’t want God. Find some people who want God.”

— Leonard Ravenhill

(*Please listen to the 9 minute recording, below.)

Arguably the most dangerous lure of the enemy is to convince us that we’re part of a community that wants God when, in reality, God is far from being the priority of our corporate gathering.

Treadmill Sunday activity revolving around dull “preaching”, “praying” and “worshiping” only proves the point that our functional priority is to other things… organisation, order, structure, programmes, rotas, salaries, “vision”…we want the benefits of God without wanting God Himself, otherwise we would have tears in the pulpit and tears in the pews.

With this in mind, I’ve written a book about the radical preparation unfolding within the Body of Christ before Jesus returns. You can find it in the menu list above entitled “Body Zero” – or click here.

#FindSomePeopleWhoWantGod

Church, Prayer

The Draft Film Project – fully backed!


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We’re now less than a week away from converging on the Cultybraggan ex-POW camp in Perthshire, Scotland to film “The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience” – a new short film series exploring the future of the Church. A group of 20 sojourners and technical crew will be filming next Saturday, 11th January, 2020. Explore The Draft film series, here.

It’s not too late to invest in this documentary if you’re able and would like to? Click here.

We’re certainly very grateful for the generosity of everyone backing the project so far. 

Are we ready?

I know that the burden on everyone’s heart is the glory of God and faithfulness to Christ. However, are we ready for the radical preparation that the Spirit of God is leading us into?

Without doubt, we are living in very significant days and I covet your prayers, personally and for the project.

Jesus is coming and the fundamental landscape of the British Church is changing.

Thank you for praying.

Maranatha.

Nick & Mairi

Support The Draft film series.

books, Theology

Vimeo Showcases Jesus Come


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This year has been very busy throughout. I’m certainly not complaining though because it has also been a very fruitful year.

In the summer we released the groundbreaking book Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ.

We had a publisher all lined up, a contract signed, sealed and delivered but, as the 1st of July approached, (the release date that I knew the Lord had given me), they started to get cold feet. So, long story short, I pulled the book from them and made the brave decision to go completely independent.

Here’s a wee video of behind the scenes of that hectic first couple of weeks in July:

Following the release of Body Zero, the book fell into the hands of the very kind team at Prophecy Today UK who reviewed it very warmly, plugging it for us in their magazine and again in their newspaper a few weeks ago leading up to a Christmas.

You can read the Prophecy Today UK review here.

Consequently, we’ve had to go back to our superb printer and arrange a second print-run!

We’ve also wanted to have “taster” vlogs available for each chapter; something to whet the appetite amidst the busyness of life as well as providing a glimpse of the author where it might be harder to discern tone and nuance from the black and white of a page.

These are now all available, away from the distractions of Facebook and social media, on Vimeo’s showcase service.

You can watch all of the vlogs here and order your copies of Body Zero here

We also have an epic Kickstarter crowd-funding project from January 2020 if you would like to invest… or know someone else who would?

Maranatha!

Church, Culture, Mental Health, Theology

Joker: The Best Film I’ve Ever Seen?


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I nearly didn’t go because I’d heard that it was pretty “gritty” and that – like The Blair Witch Project in 1999 – some guys in America had left the cinema because they couldn’t handle the intensity of what they were watching.

Still, wooed by curiosity and the acting excellence of Joaquin Phoenix, I decided to head to the cinema to give it a try.

How was it then that Joker transpired to be arguably the most powerful film I’ve ever seen?  (more…)