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What is the voice of the youth we need to hear through the General Election?
I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you pesky kids. tweeted by @mikegalsworthy My wife Maggie still refers to ‘young people’ when
describing some of our friends who are now in their mid-thirties … I’m usually
exasperated by her comments, whic...

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'enough is enough' ... I thought Teresa May might quote from Ephesians chapter six!
When Teresa May said ‘enough is enough’ I thought she was
going on to quote from Ephesians chapter six! ‘Enough is enough’ said Teresa May on Sunday morning. She
didn't quite go on to say ‘for our struggle is not
against flesh and blood, but against the rul...

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Thy Kingdom Come ...
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ … Do you pray this one? Pete Greig (24-7 prayer) highlights
Frederick Buecher’s words ‘go where your best prayers take you’. Along with a few thousand other people, I thanked God for
the present Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, spe...

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Seventy-two & re-usable coffee cups.
Re-usable coffee cups. Question: How can you help save the environment, save
yourself some money … and enjoy being
involved in the mission of God … and all
at the same time? Answer: By taking someone out for a coffee and using one of
our seventy-two re-usab...

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Seventy-two & re-usable coffee cups.
Re-usable coffee cups. Question: How can you help save the environment, save
yourself some money … and enjoy being
involved in the mission of God … and all
at the same time? Answer: By taking someone out for a coffee and using one of
our seventy-two re-usab...

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Grasping opportunities?
Are we grasping the opportunities God is providing? … I
don't know about you, but whenever any group does a SWOT (Strengths,
Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, it feels like naming
‘opportunities’ is the most difficult for Christians to articulat...

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Practising for Christmas 2016?
I'm conscious I've not been using this site for blogging as much as once was the case ... and that was never as frequently as intended. Consequently, I've omitted to signpost anyone dropping into The Old Forge to our Seventy-two's Practising for Christmas 2...

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Welcome to the new look South Wales Baptist Association regional team
Welcome on board Carl, Susan and Tim.  South Wales BA commissioned their new look regional team yesterday and it's another clear signal of the desire for mission to become the organising principle across our Baptist networks. In seeking their new appointmen...

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Forging ahead?
Last weekend was the final one of the Forge Training hub for the south, west and Wales 2016.  For me personally, this first Forge year has been a
thrilling journey, as I’ve watched people grow in their confidence in the fact
they are part of God’s good news...

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The Forgotten Ways ... the sequel
Probably the most influential book, in terms of impact, on the UK missional conversation over the last ten years. As Alan is the biggest influence on Forge Training and we're very much part of the South, West & Wales hub, it's the very least I can do to fla...
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