I am a writer, Bible teacher and church planter. I am married to Helen and have two daughters, Katie and Hannah. I am a leader in The Crowded House - a small network of missionary congregations and co-lead ‘The Crowded House Abbey’ - a household church in Sheffield, UK. Most of our congregations meet in homes. We emphasise sharing our lives together rather than programmes and structures. ‘Ordinary life with gospel intentionality’ is one of our catchphrases. The Crowded House is often described by other people as part of the emerging church movement. It is true that we have a different approach to church to that of most traditional churches. But we are also different from many in the emerging church movement. We are Reformed and evangelical. Like conservatives we emphasis the centrality and sufficiency of the gospel word. Like emerging church we emphasis the importance of the gospel community.