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'What kind of day has it been?'
Mary got up early that morning. Her world at fallen apart at the best she could do was to walk out of the city to anoint his body. Her world had caved in. Light would come but if you'd seen her along the path you'd have met a broken woman. Perhaps, if Briti...
Mary got up early that morning. Her world at fallen apart at the best she could do was to walk out of the city to anoint his body. Her world had caved in. Light would come but if you'd seen her along the path you'd have met a...
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All is gift (reflecting on the sacraments)
I had the opportunity to travel to London on Monday for a day with Peter Leithart, a pastor, author and scholar from the US who spoke on the place of the Sacraments in the life of the church. I was deeply struck by the high value he placed on unity in the c...
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Process stories: behind the scenes of a new preaching series
A week on Sunday we start a new preaching series for the summer term, unpacking the message of 1 Peter. We're calling this 'EVERYDAY CHURCH' which is the title of Steve Timmis and Tim Chester's book on 1 Peter. For us discipleship has 'UP' to God, 'IN' to c...
A week on Sunday we start a new preaching series for the summer term, unpacking the message of 1 Peter. We're calling this 'EVERYDAY CHURCH' which is the title of Steve Timmis and Tim Chester's book on 1 Peter. For us discipl...
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The iceberg is melting
I've lived in University towns and cities since I was 18 years old. In those places church can look quite healthy. There are young people in the church. There are congregations that feel big (200+). The view is distorted though. Half of churches in the UK d...
I've lived in University towns and cities since I was 18 years old. In those places church can look quite healthy. There are young people in the church. There are congregations that feel big (200+). The view is distorted thou...
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I seem to care less about my sin than I used to
The other evening I enjoyed a beer with one of the guys in our church. During the conversation he said: "I seem to care less about my sin than I used to." This was a broken rather than brash reflection. What to think? A) He's getting less mature. He's not s...
The other evening I enjoyed a beer with one of the guys in our church. During the conversation he said: "I seem to care less about my sin than I used to." This was a broken rather than brash reflection. What to think? A) He'...
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We all have myths
We believe myths about the origin of the world, about what's wrong with the world, about what can fix that, about where the world is going. Literary scholar CS Lewis noted that we all have stories to explain how we see the world. We all have myths. The ques...
We believe myths about the origin of the world, about what's wrong with the world, about what can fix that, about where the world is going. Literary scholar CS Lewis noted that we all have stories to explain how we see the wo...
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"Everything’s s’pposed to be different than what it is here"
Sin is one of the hardest subjects to speak about well today. As Francis Spufford observes in his book Unapologetic we think of sin as trivial naughtiness, prompting him to try the term HPTFTU as an alternative phrase. It's easily misheard or is a term that...
Sin is one of the hardest subjects to speak about well today. As Francis Spufford observes in his book Unapologetic we think of sin as trivial naughtiness, prompting him to try the term HPTFTU as an alternative phrase. It's e...
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Reflecting on #ilovemycity
As a church we're persuaded from the Bible that we're to explore, experience and express the goodness of God across our city. From a preaching perspective we work through different books of the Bible and seek to hear the good news of Jesus in the language a...
As a church we're persuaded from the Bible that we're to explore, experience and express the goodness of God across our city. From a preaching perspective we work through different books of the Bible and seek to hear the good...
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How (not) to be secular
James K A Smith engages with Charles Taylor's big book 'A Secular Age' to consider what it means for someone to follow Jesus in our time, and to communicate the message of Christ to others. They observe: 500 years ago it was plausible to believe, and implau...
James K A Smith engages with Charles Taylor's big book 'A Secular Age' to consider what it means for someone to follow Jesus in our time, and to communicate the message of Christ to others. They observe: 500 years ago it was ...
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Faithful, Creative, Presence - David Stroud
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So much of the story is in the telling
Forbes reviews the new Exodus film (HT: Andrew Wilson ) "Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (trailer) is a terrible film. It is a badly acted and badly written melodrama that takes what should be a passionate and emotionally wrenching story and drains it...
Forbes reviews the new Exodus film (HT: Andrew Wilson) "Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (trailer) is a terrible film. It is a badly acted and badly written melodrama that takes what should be a passionate and emotional...
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The 50p challenge reveals an ugly posture
I wrote a reflection on the implications of Sainsbury's recent poster gaff at Think Theology: An Ugly Posture . Photo by Chris Dodd .
I wrote a reflection on the implications of Sainsbury's recent poster gaff at Think Theology: An Ugly Posture. Photo by Chris Dodd.
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