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When worlds collide
Four words for dealing with difference. Subversive Fulfillment.  This comes from J.H.Bavinck via Daniel Strange's  For their rock is not as our rock. Fulfilment is all very C.S.Lewis. It's the observation that for all of us there are desires that point to a...
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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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Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to your God to order and proivide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly Friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyf...
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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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