Should Christians be ambitious? Is church growth something to aim for, or does it risk giving church leaders performance anxiety?
These are among the questions that the Bishop of Penrith, Dr Emma Ineson, tackles in her new book Ambition: What Jesus said about power, success and counting stuff, published by SPCK.
On this week’s podcast, Ed Thornton talks to Dr Ineson about these issues and more.
The Church Times this week publishes a second extract from the book, which looks theologically at church growth. The first extract, on “the art of successful failure”, can be read here.
Dr Emma Ineson is the Bishop of Penrith in the diocese of Carlisle. From 2014 to 2019, she was Principal of Trinity College, Bristol.
Ambition is available from the Church Times Bookshop for £9.
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